About the Founders of Best of Denton County: Scott & Kelly Murray
As we all know, Denton County is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. With this kind of explosive growth, we, of course, see more and more businesses opening their doors to service the demand. What we may not be aware of, however, is the countless hours and the highs and lows that each business owner experiences in their journey to be an entrepreneur. Owning a business is not for the faint of heart, and success does not happen overnight. In today’s world of social media, it is easy to go “review” a bad experience, but very few take the time to pat business owners on the back for a job well done.
For nearly 20 years, we have showcased local businesses that demonstrate a combination of outstanding customer service, commitment to our community, professionalism, as well as having some traditional southern charm. Unlike most “BEST OF” publications, the Best of Denton County is not a readers’ choice award where the publication itself picks its top three advertisers and then allows readers to vote for their favorites. OUR award allows residents from the county to nominate their favorite local businesses by voting online over the course of one month. After the nomination period is over, the three businesses with the most nominations for each category are then placed on the ballot for voting. From there, the community votes for their favorite. It is our unique selection process – and the competition that has been spurred from having so many great businesses to choose from in our vibrant area – that has made this award prestigious, coveted, and respected in our county.
We are honored to present this unique magazine as a testament to all the hard work these business owners put in each and every day. The goal of the directory is to spotlight business owners who are excited about their services and products and are committed to offering you the BEST our county has to offer. As a business owner who is highlighted in the pages of this magazine, you should take pride in being a part of it. As an aspiring business owner who one day wants to grace the pages of this magazine, this should be used as an example of how we operate here in Denton County. Lastly, as a consumer, you can feel confident that these business owners will take care of your needs. Not some of the time, or most of the time – ALL of the time. As you shop for goods and services in our county or are faced with a buying decision, selecting a business to trust with your money is very important. We encourage you to look for and shop with those businesses where the Best of Denton County logo is prominently displayed. Consumers can use this as a guide for excellence and trust. We encourage you to keep this directory handy and use it throughout the year. If you don’t have the magazine available, you may also visit our website at www.bestofdentoncounty.com to find the local business you need the most when faced with a purchasing decision. In closing, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite quotes, as there could not be a better way to describe why you should support small local businesses. “When you buy from a family-owned business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy gets his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pays a mortgage or a student pays for college.”