Small Business Awards Ceremony wrap-up

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The Bay Guardian's annual Small Business Awards party packed the upper room at Public Works May 11, with the winners and assorted friends and allies (including Sup. Ross Mirkarimi) enjoying the celebration of entrepreneurship and community. The hit of the night was Virginia Ramos, the Tamale Lady, winner of the Spirit of the Streets Award, who had the room spellbound as she talked of her life and her love for San Francisco. And it was clear that the diverse group of individuals and businesses all shared a strong belief that small, locally owned businesses make San Francisco great.

Comments

Isn't there an ethical dilemma involved in giving awards to the very people who pay your bills through buying advertising?

Posted by Lucretia Snapples on May. 12, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

Sigh. I know our dedicated troll Lucretia doesn't actually read our print version, but I'm going to respond here in case anyone else is wondering about this.

Our small business winners are chosen like this: editors make their picks and the readers vote for the reader's choice awards. Some winners with advertise us -- most don't, as far as I know. We don't exclude people from the running because they run ads with us -- our goal is to honor the best businesses in SF. Also, that would be stupid.

Lucretia, I know this goes without saying, but get a life -- this was an inappropriate post to spill your haterade onto.

Posted by caitlin on May. 13, 2011 @ 9:37 am