2024 Best of the 352 : Bigger than ever!

North Central Florida Media is proud to have the annual opportunity to celebrate local businesses through our Best of the 352 program.

The heart of North Central Florida Media’s mission is to connect businesses in our community with the residents that support them. We live, eat, shop, and play where you do.

In 2022, we wanted to hear your voice. We invited the North Central Florida community to share their love for businesses, stores, and restaurants by nominating and voting for local favorites.

2024 marked the program’s third anniversary, and it was its biggest yet. Over 3,100 businesses were nominated in 208 categories. The winners were decided by 265,000 votes from you: customers, fans, and friends. 

On Thursday, June 6, we gathered at the Reilly Arts Center to celebrate our winners. We welcomed representatives to collect their certificates, receive copies of our Best of the 352 magazines, enjoy photo opportunities, and engage with our staff, DJs, and fellow winners. Beyond the reception, the awards boost morale for business owners and employees, and increase exposure to potential clients and customers.

Over 130 businesses participated in the celebration and were recognized for the honors that your votes earned them.

Showcasing local businesses is an honor for North Central Florida Media. We understand the significance of fostering personal connections between your business and the community, and we are thrilled to forge that path.

The Best of the 352 program, as well as the businesses that it highlights, would not be able to succeed without the steadfast support that you as a community provide.

For a comprehensive list of winners, be sure to check out the Best of the 352 digital magazine. Complimentary physical copies are available at NCFM, located at 1901 E Fort King Street in Ocala, or the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, located at 1051 Main Street in The Villages.

You can see previous editions of the Best of the 352 magazines online.