Omaha Virtual Yelpies 2020

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Last night Elites gathered for a first of its kind in Omaha: the Virtual Yelpies. Our new yearly award show went virtual this year, because of COVID19, but the rollercoaster year didn’t stop our Elites from sharing their recommendations and photos with the community, so it wasn’t going to stop our award show!

This year we awarded traditional categories such as Reviewer of the Year and Photographer of the Year and in 2020 fashion, we added Take-Out Champion of the Year!

Omaha saxophonist Ed Archibald took the stage before and during the big award reveals. Ed’s soft jazz was so rousing, attendees on Zoom joked that there may be a new future Elite at next years award show.  We saw an exclusive sneak peek of The Cottonwood Hotel and cheered with drinks from one of our 11 alcohol sponsors. 

Congrats to all of the nominees and winners. And of course, thank you to every member of the Yelp Elite Squad in the Omaha/Lincoln, who makes the community special. 

Thanks again to The Switch for hosting our swag bag pick up. 

Full list of winners:

Natural Light Seltzer Rookie of the Year: Sebastian B.

Bud Light Seltzer Complimenter of the Year: Lesley M.

Bon & Viv! Newbie Impact Award: Sebastian B.  

Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Friendliest Yelper: Jeannie N.

Bud Light Seltzer Ugly Sweater Funniest Yelper: Yon C.

Cutwater Spirits Couple of the Year: Joey T. & Jeannie N.

Corona Light Hard Seltzer Takeout Champ: Miguel S

Wild Basin Photographer of the Year: Eliza H.

Press Hard Alcohol Seltzer Reviewer of the Year: Andrew S.

Bud Light Seltzer Platinum Yelptime Achievement Award: Samantha G.

Busch Light Veteran Impact Award: Yon C.

Check out the reviews for the event here!

If you won an award, or want to relive the presentation, you can view your winning slide as well as the videos of The Cottonwood and Elite Promo here.