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Press Release

Albuquerque Journal Readers’ Choice Event 2019


Mercy López-Acosta, marketing supervisor


August 5, 2019

The votes are in! Journal Readers’ Choice event to recognize Albuquerque’s finest as deemed by Journal readers

Albuquerque, NM — For the past few years the Albuquerque Journal has asked readers to vote on their favorite people, places and things in the Duke City. On Friday, August 16, more than 800 businesses will be recognized during the sixth annual Albuquerque Journal Readers’ Choice banquet at Hotel Albuquerque.

This year’s banquet made possible by title sponsor Fidelity Investments, gold sponsor Intel, silver sponsors Nusenda Credit Union and Bay Equity Home Loans, and bronze sponsor Floorscapes, includes a reception starting at 5 p.m. followed by a dinner and awards ceremony. To wrap up the fun-filled evening, a dance will take place until 11 p.m. with DJ Sider providing tunes that will get people moving. Chaz Malibu from radio station Big 98.5 will serve as the event’s emcee.

“Albuquerque is home to thousands of businesses,” said Journal Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Cecilia Uebel. “Journal readers have picked their choices and we are thrilled to honor the best of the best. Nearly 90,000 votes were cast in this year’s voting. We are excited to celebrate those who received the most tallies.”

The reception is free to attend and will feature many booths from various award-winning businesses, retail companies, non-profit companies, medical institutions, restaurants and more.

“You can meet the people who make these companies so well loved by Journal readers under one roof,” Uebel said.

Tickets for the dinner, awards ceremony and dance are $100 each or $750 for 10. To purchase tickets, contact Lynn Marie Rusaw at 505-853-3353 or

“We look forward to honoring Journal readers’ favorites who shape and serve the community,” Uebel said. “I hope to see you there. It is going to be a great evening filled with fun, laughter and good food.”

A special section listing this year’s Journal Readers’ Choice winners will publish on Aug. 25.

For more information on Albuquerque Journal’s Readers’ Choice, contact Albuquerque Journal Marketing Supervisor Mercy López-Acosta at 505-206-1814.