Mount Pleasant Magazine May/June 2022

71 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com Think about this. In 1990 we published the first Best Of results in the then-called East Cooper Magazine. Mark Zuckerberg was 6, and Google hadn’t become part of our vocabularies. Due to a lot of tenacity, our first Best Of generated something shy of 2,000 paper ballots. However, the results were the same then as they are today. They celebrated local business. The Best Of results ( promotes establishments that patrons can trust. Long before “shop local” was a trendy saying, the Best Of results encouraged residents east of the Cooper to turn to their community businesses. To see those historic first results, visit Our motivation is not just to build a strong Best Of brand. True, we always go out of our way, as evidenced in the billboard shown below. But, why? There have been over 500,000 votes cast since Mount Pleasant Magazine started the Best Of. That has resulted in hundreds of local businesses being voted the best in their category. Therefore, every time we promote Best Of, we are helping promote every winner celebrated since the contest’s inception. Whether it was 2,000 paper votes in 1990 or 54,000 online votes in 2022, Best Of continues to highlight those chosen by readers. The Best of Mount Pleasant 2022 The Celebration Goes On 2022 WWW.BESTOFMP.COM 2022 WWW. BESTOFMP.COM The Winners Best Of Billboard BEST OF MOUNT PLEASANT Over the years more than 500,000 votes have been counted! You can access all business and services who were voted here, or watch the Best Of Podcast at,