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Last year you folks helped a friend with a B & B in West Virginia win a SCORE championship (which one of our own won in her State). I have just finished submitting MY entry for this year. I need 100 vote to even qualify and need as many as I can get by Feb 14 to even possibly win. You can vote once per hour according to the rules. SO, please help

https://championship.score.org/contest_entries/644270

 

Was advised to remove the update. Have been told it is not a concern. YEA! Keep voting please  Looked again - it IS a concern - they submitted a slick video - I just used a collage of photos and wrote a narrative. Please keep voting.

THANK YOU, each and every one of you and all your friends who helped.

UPDATE: I finished with 4566 to 3426

Voting ends at 5 PM EST and I am VERY close to 1100 votes ahead of the closest competitor. Thank you, EVERYONE, for everything.

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I enjoyed helping, in a small way, to get you over this hurdle. Now what?

BTW, the Arkansas winner won 128 to 101 against the only competitor. Just your luck to have so many sign up so competitively in West Virginia!

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If only 2, they should BOTH go to Reno as it is 2 from each State and DC. Now it is the judging phase - I ain't in yet. They could decide someone else is more deserving.

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Woo Hoo!

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Are all of the businesses competing against each other, or are there different categories? I've been voting, but I just noticed Venergy Group has over 57,000 votes surprise

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I am only competing against WV companies at this point in time. 

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Let's not coast across the finish like. Need to keep voting right up until this evening, just in case someone has a last minute rush.

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We’re still in your corner!

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I'm still here...clicking awaywink

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WooHoo, leaving them in the dust! (Just gotta keep it up!)

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to get in extra votes have just discovered you can vote per ie I can vote on my laptop on internet explorer and chrome seperately but on one device

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Wow. Thank goodness it is only until tomorrow evening. Voting ends Wednesday evening. The tortoise has not moved much since the surge. I am told several people reported to SCORE about receiving pay for votes e-mails.

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Yes, when there's cheating available like that, it becomes like a silent auction, people holding back until the last few minutes so they can put in their final bid just above the competition. One could go to bed the night the contest ends, with a comfy lead, then wake up with someone putting in 1000 votes for the competition in the last seconds. But we'll see. You do have a lot of support!

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Wait, where did "Next Generation HR Solutions" come from? Dang, they're 10% ahead angry

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OnTheShore wrote:

Wait, where did "Next Generation HR Solutions" come from? Dang, they're 10% ahead angry

Makes me suspect they're using a script like MNVineyardBB mentioned above.

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Others have voiced that. I had an e-mail this morning offering votes for $$. Unfortunately, I deleted it so cannot prove anything. I sent FB messages to just about everyone in my FB messenger list asking for help. The troops have rallied but cannot give up. I just checked and I am at 3475 right now. I was told by a friend that someone managed to get 10k votes today.  Yes, I do want to win, but not enough to cheat. My votes will be legit and I thank all who are voting for me. I asked friends and family to ask their networks to vote for me because the tortoise has arrived.

Off to bed. Alarm going off at 5:00 AM for Tourism Day atthe Capitol (that timing sucks) as I will be able to vote only with my phone all day. Tuesday & Wednesday, I will be back to form - every hour on the hour.

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8 appliances voting every hour! 

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there is my tortoise I ws afraid of.

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4 more days. I am in dread of the "tortoise". I have been setting the timer on my phone for every hour but tomorrow I will basically be out of the loop from 5:30 AM until 8:30 PM. When I get home from Charleston I have a Council meeting tomorrow - I I only have 3 days left for my voting.

IF it is meant to be, I will get it. All I can say is I appreciate every one of you who has voted for me. Just 4 more days.... They announce the winners around March 27 I think. Thank you for your help.

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you know us - voting at every opp!

 

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You’re still doing great! Coming close to the end— a real nail biter!!

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You've got almost double the votes of the party place!

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And I am going to keep on plugging. New South Med ia  is a publishing company with 4 magazines that feature places all over the State. If she actually starts marshaling forces to vote, I could be buried. The friend you folks helped last year (who is using her contacts for ME this year) got over 10,000 votes (partly thanks to you folks) in 1 week to illustrate why even though in the lead, cannot count on it. A sign language company just popped into the running yesterday - a potential problem using that community to vote.

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Have not been able to vote since last night. Keeps telling me that I’ve already cast my vote angry

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I got that too yesterday 

today better

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I get that if I try to vote before the hour has passed. 

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Crap!! Another entry came in yesterday. I think they are sign language interpreters. The Party people are still in there dogging away but I dare not relax - the old Tortise & Hare keep hammering at my mind. Entries close on Feb 7 but voting continues until Feb 14.

Thanks and appreciation to all who are voting or trying to.

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I just had a look at the others in your state.  I’m doing desk work today so will be able to do one per hour! 

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Thank you!!!

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Been voting every time I think of it. Good luck 

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Am voting every time I remember.

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Thank you, Thank you, everyone for voting. It was at 1383 when I did my latest round of voting. I have been out of commission all day today. Went to the opthamologist who is going to do my cataracts. Right gets done Feb 28 and the left on March 14 so I will be all set to go to Reno (and SEE), thanks to your help! He said I also have Fuch's Corneal Distrophy which sound like what the heck? But my optomoligist had me come in NOW because he did not like one of the readings from this morning (Dr Q thought it was because I was nervous - huh?) And Bob used a different (nicer) method and got good readings. I told Bob about the corneal thingy and he explained what it is - not a big hairy deal. I figured if it was, he would have made sure I was paying attention when he mentioned it as he knows I just want to know what I have to do and how much I owe.

I am back on track for voting - have the timer set for on the hour.

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Voted earlier in the week but didn't realize I could vote more than once. #1377 (this time)

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I was #1310 this morning and I think when I first saw this post and voted I was in the low 200's.  Great job - Good luck!

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Ive been voting whenever I can think about it. I was 1301 while sipping my coffee. Go Gillum!

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I've been voting at least once a day. Looks like you are well ahead for WV!

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Voted!  Good luck Kathleen.

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Thank you. I have my timer set for every hour - it is nuts, but I really want to win.

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#1364 at 1:14....Go girl!

 

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I could write a script that would vote for you a couple thousand times but if they look at the IP address that might raise some questions!  LOL

I did go vote for you.

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MNVineyardBB wrote:

I could write a script that would vote for you a couple thousand times but if they look at the IP address that might raise some questions!  LOL

I did go vote for you.

Ahhh, thanks, but that would get me disqualified. Just vote. I have a new competitor - a publishing company here that publishes 4 WV magazines. THAT scares the bewhatsis out of me because she has resources I csnnot even dream of having. I just have B & B friends around the world helping.

Community involvement is a big thing in this contest. I have loads of that in town, but they feature cities & towns around the State. Sigh. It is what it  is. Just plese keep voting.

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Thx for making it easy.  First vote cast.

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Check out Arkansas. Two entries. One has 5 votes, the other has 3. And we're the home state of Sam's Club!

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I’ll give it my best shot—once an hour!!

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Thanks. I am currently 330 votes behind my competition

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I was #99

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thank you - I am now in the official running. the party store has 488. I am way behind. Have been voting once an hour - have it on the iPhone.

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   Done!  Hope you win!

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Done! good luck!

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yes

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Cool!

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