We are reporters, we know how to find information where others do not. In this world of instant reviews there is a lot of information available about most businesses, you just have to know where to look...we do.
A simple Google search about a business is not nearly enough.
Businesses that have a history of success.
Companies that value their people.
Companies that seek customer review.
Companies that give back.
Our credibility matters much more to us than including a company that is not worthy of being called the best. That is one of the key reasons that we do not tell the owners of companies that we are investigating their businesses. Most ratings services are paid up front by the very business they are rating, not us.