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Buffalo Virtual Yelpies




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Yesterday about 100 Elites gathered for a first of its kind in Buffalo: the Virtual Yelpies. Our 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!

Photo by Frank M

This year we awarded traditional categories such as Reviewer of the Year and Photographer of the Year and included new categories such as Takeout Champ, Delivery Champ and Explorer of the Year. In total 15 Yelpies were awarded! 

James Altucher and Rich Aronovitch took the virtual stage to provide some stand up entertainment before the big award reveal. As Joy B put it, “The jokes were hysterical.” DJ Rock kept the beats playing with an after award virtual dance party!

Congrats to all of the nominees and winners, but thank you to every member of the Yelp Elite Squad in Buffalo/Niagara. Each and everyone of you make this the special community it is.

Check out the full list of winners:
Rookie of the Year: Mehrul Singh R
Complimenter of the Year: Anna W
Newbie Impact Award: Einas S
Friendliest Yelper: Frank M
Funniest Yelper: Fox E
Couple of the Year: Frank M & Linda M
Takeout Champ: Sarah D
Delivery Champ: Nikki G 
Services Superstar: Kinnie I
Explorer of the Year: Eric D
Updater of the Year: Clark S
Trendsetter: Susan N
Photographer of the Year: Jurel H
Reviewer of the Year: Linda M
Yelptime Achievement Award: Karen M

Check out the reviews for the event here!

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