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Gallatin’s Greatest

Celebrate the best businesses and organizations in the area with the Gallatin’s Greatest! We put the power in your hands, the local community, to nominate and vote for your favorite companies in more than 140 categories. From trendy hotspots to hidden gems, this awards program is your chance to shine a spotlight on the establishments that make the Gallatin area stand out.

Winners are revealed at our exclusive awards gala and to the public following the event in a printed winners edition and online. So, rally your friends, family and community, and let’s make this year’s program the best ever!

The Latest: Photos from this year’s awards gala are up! Winners will be announced online soon. Thank you to everyone that participated. We’ll see you next year!

How it Works

Each year, the Gallatin’s Greatest recognizes more than 420 businesses and organizations, and we couldn’t do it without community members like you! The awards program starts with public nominations, and from the top five nominees in each category, the voting round selects the finalists and winners.

The Top Three

Voting has ended and here are the top three finalists in the 2023 Gallatin’s Greatest. These companies are among the best in the area but who won? Find out soon when we reveal the winners! Finalists, it’s time to celebrate and spread the word about your accomplishment. Contact us to learn how you can get tickets for the awards gala and advertising packages to reach your audience and spread the word about your achievement.

Beauty & Health
  • Aaron Bruce. DO, FAOCD, FAAD, FACMS – SkinCare MT
  • Alpine Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Amy E. Korten, MD, FACOG – Billings Clinic
  • Amy Grevious, LMT – Haven Massage
  • Amy Kafer, DVM – Black Dog Veterinary Services
  • Bella Nails & Spa
  • Billings Clinic Bozeman
  • Body & Mind Day Spa
  • Body and Mind Day Spa
  • Bozeman Health Audiology
  • Bozeman Orthodontics
  • Bridger Orthopedic
  • Bryce Weatherston – Sellsword Barber Co.
  • Brynn Turcotte, LPN – Stillwater Hospice
  • Canyon River Spa & Salon
  • Capelli’s Salon
  • Chi Nail Bar
  • Chris Mitchell
  • Clete Linebarger, DC – Linebarger Chiropractic
  • Corey Sager, DMD – Kagy Family Dental
  • Costco Pharmacy
  • Dan Satchell, DC – Spine and Sports Chiropractic
  • Dezaray Paunovich – Dezaray at Muse
  • Doug Kimball, OD – Advanced Eyecare Associates
  • Eden Home Care
  • Excel Physical Therapy
  • Fred Schwendeman, DMD – Bozeman Smiles
  • Helton Hearing Care
  • Home Instead
  • Jackrabbit Barbershop
  • Jami L. Chisdak, MD – Bozeman Health Women’s Specialists Clinic
  • Jennifer Perigen
  • Jeremy Sayre, DMD – Sayre Orthodontics
  • Jonathan Wilhelm, DC – Pro Chiropractic
  • Jonathan William Blanchard, DDS – Manhattan Dental
  • Julie Oghigian, DVM, CVA – Alpenglow Animal Hospital
  • Kallie McEntire – Kustom Beauty by Kallie
  • Kallie McEntire – Kustom Beauty by Kallie
  • Korey Spencer – HERA Salon and Spa
  • Lauren Nettuno, LE – Ridgway Plastic Surgery
  • Leah Anderson, MD – Bozeman Creek Family Health
  • Leslee Ann Kane, MD – Bozeman Health Family Medicine
  • Lone Peak Physical Therapy and Performance
  • Muse Salon Studios
  • Patricia A. Cosgrove, MD, MPH – Medical Eye Specialists
  • Patti Ruff
  • Pepper J. Henyon, MD – Bozeman Health
  • Price Rite Drug & Medical Equipment
  • Rosauers Pharmacy
  • Sarah Bogan, RN – Option Care Health
  • Sellsword Barber Co.
  • Shannon Setzer, MD – Big Sky Dermatology
  • Sheila M. Idzerda, MD – Billings Clinic
  • Spencer Anderson, DVM – Baxter Creek Veterinary Clinic
  • Stillwater Hospice
  • Sunshine Welsch, LMT – MilkThistle Skincare & Massage
  • Suono Hearing
  • Susan Daniels, MD – Hatch! Pediatrics
  • Tel Todd, OD – Advanced Eyecare Associates
  • Teresa Mann, MD, FAAD – Pure Dermatology
  • The Loft Spa
  • Theory Hair Salon
  • Tiffany L. Chaloux, MD – SCL Health Medical Group
  • Tyler J. Bradford, MD, FACOG – Billings Clinic
  • Valley Barber Shop
  • William Moos, DDS – Moos Family Dental
  • Zephiniah Casia, LMT
Clothing
  • Carter’s Boots and Repair
  • Famous Footwear
  • Kohl’s
  • MOKA Boutique
  • Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply
  • REVOLVR Menswear
  • Schnee’s
  • Whiskey & Lace Clothing Boutique
Dining
  • Backcountry Burger Bar
  • Bar 3 BBQ
  • Best Burger
  • Biankini’s
  • Blackbird
  • Blacksmith Italian
  • Bourbon
  • Burger Bob’s
  • Café Zydeco
  • City Brew Coffee
  • Dave’s Sushi – Off Main
  • El Rodeo Food Truck
  • El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
  • Feast Raw Bar & Bistro
  • Fiesta Mexicana
  • Fink’s Delicatessen
  • Food for Thought
  • Fork & Spoon
  • Fresco Café
  • Genuine Ice Cream
  • Ghost Town Coffee Roasters
  • Granny’s Gourmet Donuts
  • Hooked Sushi
  • Iron Horse Cafe & Pie Shop
  • Jam!
  • Korner Klub Bar
  • Kountry Korner Café
  • Land of Magic Steakhouse
  • Los Jarochos
  • MacKenzie River Pizza Co.
  • Mint Cafe and Bar
  • Mo’Bowls
  • Montana Ale Works
  • Mountains Walking Brewery
  • New Day Bakery
  • On the Rise Bread Co.
  • Pho Sai Gon
  • Pickle Barrel
  • Pizza Campania
  • Ramíre’s Mexican Food
  • Red Tractor Pizza
  • Revelry
  • Riverhouse BBQ & Events
  • Roost Fried Chicken
  • Rosa’s Pizza
  • Rosauers Supermarkets
  • Sadie’s Catering
  • Seven Sushi
  • Shan
  • Sidewinders American Grill
  • Stacey’s Old Faithful Bar & Steakhouse
  • Storm Castle Café
  • Super Chix
  • Sweet Pea Bakery
  • Sweet Peaks Ice Cream
  • Thai Basil
  • The Milky Way
  • The Western Cafe
  • Treeline Coffee Roasters
  • Western Café
  • Wild Crumb
Entertainment & Leisure
  • Altitude Gallery
  • Belgrade Fall Festival
  • Best Western Plus Grantree Inn
  • Bozeman Symphony
  • C’mon Inn
  • Dave Wooten & Ally Hand
  • Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
  • Joe’s DJ Service
  • Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman
  • Korner Klub Bar
  • Love Lane Barn
  • Manhattan Potato Festival
  • Missy O’malley
  • Montana Ballet Co
  • Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
  • Music on Main
  • Old Main Gallery & Framing
  • Rockin’ TJ Ranch
  • Starlite Bozeman
  • Sweet Pea Festival
  • Tanya’s Dance Co
  • The 19th hole
  • The Big Yellow Barn
  • The Club Tavern & Grill
  • The Ellen Theatre
  • The ELM
Home, Home Services & Finance
  • 406 Construction
  • 4G Property Management
  • A S Hathaway Construction
  • Altitude Apartments
  • Bozeman Lodge
  • Bozeman Real Estate Experts
  • Bozeman Site Services, LLC
  • Carla Marinko – Stockman Bank
  • Cashman Nursery
  • Chelsea Stewart – ERA Landmark Real Estate
  • Churchill Retirement Home Inc.
  • Clint Phillips CPA
  • Dan Rust – State Farm Insurance Agent
  • Dusty Daws – State Farm Insurance Agent
  • ERA Landmark Real Estate
  • First Interstate Bank
  • First Security Bank
  • Gallatin Valley Tax Services
  • Greenspace Landscaping Inc.
  • Hyalite Country Care
  • Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farm
  • Jamie Rainey – GoPrime Mortgage
  • Jeff Weedin – State Farm Insurance Agent
  • Joe Dahinden, CPFA – Big Sky Investment Team
  • Krista Menzel – RE/MAX Realty Group
  • Laurita Green – RE/MAX Realty Group
  • Lawn & Order Montana
  • Mary Howard – Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Mosscreek Landscapes Inc
  • Neil & Company CPAs PC
  • Parkhaven Retirement
  • RE/MAX Realty Group
  • Rossi Benner – First Security Bank
  • RTE Property Group
  • Sarah Hessler, CFP – Charles Schwab
  • Stay Montana
  • Stockman Bank
  • Teton Heritage Builders
  • The Springs at Bozeman
  • TS Spraying and Snow Removal LLC
Kids & Education
  • Jens Little Rugrats Inc
  • JumpTime Bozeman
  • Little Loved Ones
  • Ridge Kids at Ridge Athletic Clubs
  • Roots Nature School
People & Places
  • Abby Ross – Bozeman Spirits
  • American Computer & Robotics Museum
  • April Ervin – Kountry Korner Café
  • Aysha Carter
  • Bonnie halvorson
  • Brian Clausen – Bozeman Bowl
  • Chef Daniel Cox – Private Chef
  • Chef Eduardo Garcia – Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia
  • Chef Ian – Bourbon
  • Chelsea Hunt
  • Dan Springer
  • Eric Funk
  • Gallatin History Museum
  • Harvest Moon Coffee Shoppe
  • J.W. Heist Steakhouse
  • Jim Ness – First Security Bank
  • Joann Schurman – Korner Klub
  • Justice Bryan Adams
  • Kathy Erickson Hawthorne school
  • Katie Brenna – Bair’s Broadway Diner
  • Love INC Gallatin County
  • Michelle Hryckowian – Korner Klub Bar
  • Museum of the Rockies
  • Randall Halvorson – Buffalo Restoration
  • Ressler Motors
  • Revamped Coffee Co.
  • Ryan Ovik – Ghost Town Coffee Roasters
  • Sarah Angst
  • Senator Steve Daines
  • Stephanie Quayle
  • The Loyal Sparrow Tattoo and Piercing
  • The Manhattan Saloon
  • Tiny Tails K-9 Rescue, Inc
  • Traci Nuckols
  • Wendy Marquis
  • Zach Starkel
Services
  • 1881 Tattoo Company
  • 2 Sisters Grooming
  • 3 Brothers Plumbing & Heating
  • Ace Roofing LLC
  • Ambient Air Solutions
  • Amy Burkenpas
  • Andie’s Paws & Claws LLC
  • Andy’s Glass & Window Company
  • Brian Ortega
  • Bridger Bubbles Car & Dog Wash
  • Buffalo Restoration
  • Charles Moll
  • Christopher J. Gillette
  • Crowley Fleck PLLP
  • Dee-O-Gee BZN
  • Don Brigham
  • Eagle Mount Bozeman
  • East Main Ink
  • Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning of Bozeman
  • Jenny Burman
  • Kristy Buckley
  • Lake Glass Inc
  • Laundry Liberator
  • Love INC Gallatin County
  • Manhattan Plumbing & Heating
  • Montana Business Law
  • Persnickety Cleaners
  • Premier Systems
  • Quality Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • Rapid Clean Car Wash
  • Rocky Mountain Electric
  • Scrubby’s Car Wash
  • Sickler Residential Roofing
  • The Clothesline
  • The Law Office of Christopher J. Gillette
  • The Loyal Sparrow Tattoo and Piercing
  • Tiny Tails K-9 Rescue, Inc
  • Tyler Electric LLC
  • Western Glass Company
  • Williams Plumbing & Heating
  • Xtreme Carpet Cleaning of Bozeman
Shopping
  • 710 Montana
  • Alara – Babs Noelle
  • Apogee Gardens Dispensary
  • Ashley Furniture
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Belgrade Ace Hardware
  • Belgrade Community Farmer’s Market
  • Bequet Confections
  • Béquet Confections
  • Bighorn Buds
  • Bobcat Home Furnishings
  • Bobcat Mattress
  • Book Therapy and Moore LLC
  • Bozeman Farmers Market
  • Cactus Records & Gifts
  • Cashman Nursery
  • Chalet Market of Montana
  • Country Bookshelf
  • Daniels Gourmet Meats and Sausage
  • Feddes Family Meats
  • Gallatin Valley Botanical at Rocky Creek Farm
  • Gallatin Valley Carpet One Floor & Home
  • Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market
  • Gallatin Valley Garden Center
  • Giggles: Toys & More
  • Great Rocky Mountain Toy Company
  • Heyday
  • Jason Baide
  • Kenyon Noble Lumber & Hardware
  • La Châtelaine Chocolat Co.
  • La Cuisine
  • Labellum
  • Langohr’s Flowerland
  • Mattress Firm
  • Mattress Mill
  • Miller’s Jewelry
  • Montana Gift Corral
  • Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply
  • Once Upon A Child – Bozeman, MT
  • Outwest Furniture
  • Owenhouse Ace Hardware
  • Primal Meat & Fish Market
  • Rich’s Flooring
  • Rocky Mountain Supply
  • Rosauers Supermarkets
  • The Chocolate Moose
  • The Coffee Pot Bakery Café
  • The Flooring Place & Design Gallery
  • The Flower Bar
  • Town and Country Foods
  • Visser Greenhouse
  • Whiskey & Lace Clothing Boutique
  • WinCo Foods
Spirits
  • American Legion Bar
  • Belgrade Liquor Store
  • Bozeman Eagles Club & Ballroom
  • Bozeman Spirits Distillery
  • Bozeman Wine Gallery
  • Bridger Brewing
  • Brigade
  • Cat’s Paw
  • Dry Hills Distillery
  • MAP Brewing Company
  • Montana Spirits & Wine
  • Mountains Walking Brewery
  • Old Chicago Pizza + Taproom
  • Plonk Bozeman
  • The Bay Bar & Grille
  • Vino per Tutti
  • Willie’s Distillery Inc
Sports & Fitness
  • Bangtail Bicycle
  • Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors
  • Bozeman Bike Kitchen
  • Bozeman Power Yoga
  • Bridger Creek Golf Course
  • Chalet Sports
  • Cottonwood Hills Golf Club
  • Cove Athletic Club
  • Ekam Yoga
  • Gallatin Valley Martial Arts
  • Kathleen Harris
  • Lana Lahey
  • Lindsey Valentino
  • Montana Mixed Martial Arts
  • Montana Troutfitters
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Owenhouse Cycling
  • Play It Again Sports
  • REI
  • Ridge Athletic Clubs
  • Riverside Country Club
  • Round House Ski and Sports Center
  • Rquam Martial Arts Academy
  • Straight 6 Archery
  • The River’s Edge Fly Shop
  • Yellow Dog Flyfishing – Fly Shop
  • Your Yoga
Top Employers
  • Brooks Boucher
  • Calvin Penrose
  • Casey & Jessica Smith
  • First Security Bank
  • Helton Hearing Care
  • Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply
  • Ressler Motors
  • Stay Montana
  • Straight 6 Archery
  • The Springs at Bozeman
  • WealthVest
Vehicles, Dealers & Services
  • Andy Halvorson
  • Andy’s Glass
  • Billion Auto Group
  • Crash Champions Collision Repair
  • Dain Kovash
  • Denny Menholt Honda
  • Gallatin Subaru
  • Glass Doctor of Bozeman
  • Interwest Tire Point S
  • Lou Saucedo
  • Michelle Kaiser
  • Ralph Stark
  • Ressler Motors
  • Rising Sun Auto Repair
  • Tire-Rama
  • Troy Mossing

*Subject to Change Based on Verification and Eligibility

The Categories

There are more than 140 categories in the Gallatin’s Greatest! This list has been curated to best represent the Gallatin area. Nominate or vote in any or all of these categories during their respective period. Have a category suggestion? Complete the form at the bottom of this section.

Beauty & Health

Audiologist
Barber
Barber Shop
Best Spa
Chiropractor
Dentist
Dermatologist
Esthetician
Eye Care Professional
Family Physician
Hair Salon
Hair Stylist
Home Health Care
Massage Therapist
Nail Salon
Nurse
OB/GYN
Orthodontist
Orthopedic Group
Pediatrician
Pharmacist
Physical Therapy
Veterinarian

Clothing

Local Men’s Clothing
Local Shoe Store
Local Women’s Clothing

Dining

All-Around Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Bakery
Best BBQ
Brunch/Breakfast
Burger
Caterer
Chicken Wings
Coffee Shop/Hut
Country Cooking
Dessert
Dinner
Doughnuts
Family Friendly Restaurant
Fine Dining
Food Truck
Fried Chicken
Ice Cream
Italian Restaurant
Lunch
Meal for the Money
Mexican Food
New Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Sandwich Shop
Steakhouse
Sushi

Entertainment & Leisure

Art Gallery/Custom Framing
Dance Studio
DJ
Festival/Fair
Hotel/Motel
Live Theater
Local Event
Wedding Venue

Home, Home Services & Finance

Accountant
Assisted Living Facility
Bank
Financial Advisor
Home Builder
Insurance Agent
Landscaping
Lawn Care
Mortgage Lender
Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Company
Retirement Community

Kids & Education

Child Care Provider
Best Place to Have a Children’s Birthday Party

People and Places

Artist
Barista
Bartender
Chef
Community Minded Business
Museum
Musician
New Business
Public Official
Server (Restaurant)
Teacher

Services

Car Wash
Carpet Cleaning
Customer Service
Electrician
Heating & A/C Service
Law Firm
Lawyer
Non Profit
Pet Services/Groomers
Photographer
Plumber
Roofing
Tattoo Parlor
Windows/Glass

Shopping

Bookstore
Boutique
Butcher
Candy Store
Children’s Store
Farm and Ranch
Farmers Market
Flooring Store
Florist
Furniture
Gift Store
Greenhouse/Nursery
Grocery
Hardware Store
Jeweler
Marijuana Dispensary
Mattress Store
Montana Made Product

Spirits

Bar
Best Local Beer
Brewery
Distillery
Happy Hour
Place to Buy Liquor
Wine Specialty Store

Sports & Fitness

Bicycle Store
Fitness Trainer
Fly Fishing Shop
Golf Course
Gym/Fitness Facility
Place to Buy Skis/ Ski Gear
Sporting Goods/Outdoor
Yoga Studio
Martial Arts Academy

Top Employers

Best Boss
Best Company Culture
Best Employee Recognition Program
Best Overall Leadership
Best Place to Work
Most Innovative Workplace

Vehicles, Dealers & Services

Auto Dealer Service Department
Auto Glass Repair
Auto Repair
Car Dealership
Car Salesperson
Mechanic
Tire Center

Suggest a Category

We love your category suggestions! Submit yours using the form below and it will be considered for next year’s awards program. *Indicates required field.


Awards Gala

The Gallatin’s Greatest culminates in the announcement of the winners! This takes place at an exclusive awards gala open only to finalists and their guests, the local business leaders and residents of the community. The event starts with a cocktail hour with entertainment, followed by dinner and the awards presentation. The gala serves as not only a platform to celebrate the achievements of the winners, but also as an excellent opportunity for networking and recognition. Attire for the event is business/cocktail.

Awards gala is open to program finalists and guests only.

Join u September 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at The Commons.

Winners Edition

Winners of the Gallatin’s Greatest are revealed to the public in a winners edition. This commemorative, printed section will publish in the September 22, 2023 edition of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and will include all of the finalists and winners, along with their details. This guide is an excellent resource to keep on hand throughout the year for discovering the best businesses and organizations in the Gallatin area. After the winners edition publishes, the winners are published for free online.

Publishes September 22, 2023 in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Winners and finalists can be viewed online for free after the section publishes.

Business Resources

The Gallatin’s Greatest provides a one-of-a-kind platform for businesses and organizations to showcase their brand. By leveraging targeted digital ads, email marketing, DIY templates, and other marketing tools, companies can elevate their visibility during the nomination and voting phases, and beyond. It’s important to note that while these advertising opportunities can help boost a company’s chances, the decision ultimately rests with the public, as winners and finalists are determined through their votes.

Unique opportunities to promote your business or organization.

Leverage our program to gain exposure and attract new customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I go to nominate a company and what are the guidelines?

You can nominate a company once a day per category when the nomination round is active. To do so, navigate to the appropriate section and category on the ballot and begin typing the company's name. If your company has a Google Maps listing, it will appear. Click it to select it. If no result appears, you can still type the full name of the company to nominate them. Once your choice has been selected, complete the registration form (on your first visit) and click the "Nominate" button. You can then continue nominating in other categories. There is no "Submit" button. If you nominate in 25 or more categories, you will be eligible to win the sweepstakes. To nominate again on future visits, you can use the “magic link” function that sends you an easy login email to sign back into the ballot.

I do not see a category that fits the company I would like to nominate. Can it be added?

Our categories are curated to best fit the area. However, each year we add and remove categories to drive innovation and rejuvenate the program. Once nominations have begun for that year's program, categories cannot be changed. If you would like us to suggest a category for future programs, please submit it here. When considering categories, we take several factors into account including popularity, community participation and the number of eligible companies in the area in that category.

My company made the top five in the nomination round. What happens next?

Congratulations on your company making the top five! This means you were in the top five by nominations in your category of all companies submitted during the nomination round. Your company moves on to voting where the winners are selected. Improve your chances by encouraging your fans to vote for you and contact us through the Business Resources section of this website to see how our advertising packages can help!

How do I vote in the program and can I "write in" a company during this round?

The nominees in the voting round consist of the top five companies from the nomination round. New companies cannot be added at this stage. To vote for a company, go to its category on the ballot and select “Vote” near its name. You can vote once a day per category when the voting round is active. After selecting the nominee, complete the registration form (on your first visit) and click the "Vote" button. You can then continue voting in other categories. If you input a company, your vote has been recorded. There is no "Submit" button. If you vote in 25 or more categories, you will be eligible to win the sweepstakes. If you participated in nominations, you must re-register, but your information will be carried over. To vote again on future visits, you can use the “magic link” function to sign back in.

My company made the top three in the voting round. What happens next?

Congratulations on your company making the top three! This means you were in the top three by votes in your category of all companies submitted during the voting round. You may even have won! Stay tuned to the big reveal when winners are announced and contact us through the Business Resources section of this website to see how our advertising packages can help you spread the word about your accomplishment!

My company's basic information is incorrect on the ballot. What can I do and how do I get my company details added to my listing?

We use Google Map’s data to obtain accurate company names and information but acknowledge that errors can occur. If you notice any inaccuracies in your company’s basic information, contact us through the Additional Questions form below and let us know what is wrong and we will attempt correct the issue; however, if your Google Map listing is incorrect, we may not be able to. Maximize your company's visibility with our enhanced listings and advertising packages. Enhanced listings offer a comprehensive display of your company’s information, including your company logo. Additionally, our advertising packages enable you to actively promote your company and encourage the community to nominate or vote for you. contact us through the Business Resources section of this website now to get started!

How are companies alerted that they made the top five after nominations or top three after voting?

We diligently reach out by phone or email to each company to notify them of their top five or top three status, utilizing information collected from their websites, social media, or map listings. The top three list is also posted on this website after the ballot has been reviewed. If you haven't heard from us and want to know if your company made it to the top five or top three, please contact us through the Business Resources section of this website so that we can provide you with important program details and information on how our advertising products can help you promote your company!

How many times can I nominate or vote in the program and how do you prevent fraud?

You can nominate or vote in the program during their respective periods once a day per category using one individual email address. Our platform employs CAPTCHA technology to prevent bots and tracks IP addresses to prevent fraudulent voting and ensure accurate results. For more information, see our complete participation rules on our ballot pages.

How can my company increase its chances of being nominated or voted for in the program?
If you want to increase your company’s chances of being considered in the program, there is no better strategy than delivering an outstanding experience to your customers. When they are impressed by your service or product, they are more likely to recommend you and think of you during this awards program. You can also leverage various marketing channels, such as hanging posters in your store, sharing updates on social media, sending email newsletters and more. If you need assistance with promoting your company during the program, contact us through the Business Resources section of this website! We offer advertising packages tailored to your goals, helping you reach your target audience and stand out from the competition. Offering prizes or discount-related incentives to obtain nominations is strictly prohibited and may result in company disqualification.
What comes with being named a finalist or winner in the program?

Winning or placing among the top three finalists in the Community's Choice Awards is a prestigious achievement that reflects a company's excellence in its respective industry. The winners and finalists are published online and publicized to the community, serving as a trusted resource for people searching for the best places to eat, shop, receive services and more. Companies can also showcase their accomplishments by using our free winner and finalist logos and purchasing winner plaques, finalist certificates and window clings that proudly display their achievement. Contact us through the Additional Questions form below to learn more about these opportunities.

Does this program require payment in exchange for participation, or is it solely based on the community’s nominations and votes?

Participation in the Community's Choice Awards is completely free of charge! We believe that every eligible company should have the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding products, services and contributions to the community without any financial barriers. While we do offer advertising opportunities that can help boost a company’s chances, the decision ultimately rests with the public, as winners and finalists are determined through their votes. Company self-promotion with owned marketing channels to solicit nominations and votes are encouraged!

How do I find out the finalists and winners of this year's program?

After the program ends and we contact the finalists, we announce the winners and finalists online. Our online Winners Guide includes company details, making it a trusted resource for those looking for the best places to eat, shop, receive services and more. So, the next time you are searching for a new pizza place, need a reliable plumber, or are shopping for clothing, make sure to check out our guide for some top-notch recommendations!

What happens at the awards gala and where and when will it be held?

The awards gala is a special night where local business leaders and community residents gather to find out the winners of the awards program! It serves as a platform to celebrate the winners' achievements and an excellent opportunity for networking and recognition. The event features a hosted cocktail hour, a complete sit-down dinner with entertainment and the awards presentation. The attire for the event is business/cocktail and parking is available at the venue. Please refer to the Awards Gala section on this page for this year's event date and venue information. Below is the evening's timeline. contact us through the Additional Questions form below for additional event information. Join us for the business event of the year!

  • 6:00 p.m. - Doors Open
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Cocktail Hour
  • 6:45 p.m. - Dinner is Served
  • 7:30 p.m. - Awards Program Begins
  • 8:30 p.m. - Awards Program Concludes
Who is invited to the awards gala and who can they bring? How can I get tickets or RSVP?

The awards gala is restricted to the top three program finalists only and their invited guests, typically including business partners, employees, family, and supporters. Children may attend, but it is not recommended, as alcohol is served and there is no child-priced ticket or meal option available. Our advertising packages include event tickets at different amounts, depending on the package. If you are interested in tickets to the awards gala only, please contact us through the Business Resources section of this website at least four weeks prior to the event. Ticket holders will receive an RSVP request to the email address provided to us to confirm attendance and select meal preferences for their party. If you do not receive an RSVP email, contact us through the Additional Questions form below. Space is limited, so we recommend getting your tickets as soon as they become available.

Will everyone in our party attending the awards gala be seated together?

We make every effort to seat parties together at our awards gala. Typically, seating is arranged at tables of ten. If your party has fewer than ten guests, we will seat you with other companies. If your party has more than ten guests, we will seat you at nearby tables with other companies to fill the remaining space. If you would like to be seated with a specific company or group of friends, please note it on your RSVP or contact us through the Additional Questions form below.

What is served at the awards gala and how do I provide my meal selections?

The awards gala begins with a champagne welcome and hosted bar. A complete dinner is served prior to the award ceremony, consisting of a salad, entrée, and dessert. Meat and vegan/vegetarian options are available for dinner. If you are attending the awards gala, you will select your meal preferences for your party when you RSVP. If you need more details about the dinner options, please contact us through the Additional Questions form below.

If my company wins our category at the awards gala, will I need to give a speech?

No speech is given if your company wins in your category. Winners will be asked to walk across the stage to accept their award, have their photo taken and confirm their information. Enjoy your time in the spotlight!

When will photos from the awards gala red carpet and event be posted?

Photos from the award gala's red carpet and event will be published on this website within approximately one week of the event. They are available to download at no charge. To download on desktop, right-click on the desired image and select "save image as" to save it to your computer. On mobile or tablet, press and hold the desired image and select "save image." Feel free to share your photos on social media to celebrate your accomplishment!

My company was selected as a finalist or winner. How can I get a plaque or certificate and window cling and when do they arrive?

If you purchased an advertising package, you will receive your window cling and certificate at the awards gala. Your plaque will be shipped after the event and arrive in six to eight weeks. If you did not purchase an advertising package or did not attend the event, please contact us through the Additional Questions form below for information on their status or how to purchase them. Don't forget, you can also showcase your accomplishment by using our free winner and finalist logos.

When is next year's program and what can my company do until then to improve my chances?

Stay tuned to the How it Works section on this website to find out when next year's awards program will take place. Typically, the program follows a similar timeline each year. In the meantime, we encourage you to motivate your company's employees to deliver outstanding experiences to your customers. When customers are impressed by your service or product, they are more likely to recommend you and keep you in mind during the awards program. Thank you for your participation and support, and good luck next year!

Where do I go to nominate a company and what are the guidelines?
You can nominate a company once a day per category when the nomination round is active. To do so, navigate to the appropriate section and category on the ballot and begin typing the company's name. If your company has a Google Maps listing, it will appear. Click it to select it. If no result appears, you can still type the full name of the company to nominate them. Once your choice has been selected, complete the registration form (on your first visit) and click the "Nominate" button. You can then continue nominating in other categories. There is no "Submit" button. If you nominate in 25 or more categories, you will be eligible to win the sweepstakes. To nominate again on future visits, you can use the “magic link” function that sends you an easy login email to sign back into the ballot.
I do not see a category that fits the company I would like to nominate. Can it be added?

Our categories are curated to best fit the area. However, each year we add and remove categories to drive innovation and rejuvenate the program. Once nominations have begun for that year's program, categories cannot be changed. If you would like us to suggest a category for future programs, please submit it here. When considering categories, we take several factors into account including popularity, community participation and the number of eligible companies in the area in that category.

My company made the top five in the nomination round. What happens next?

Congratulations on your company making the top five! This means you were in the top five by nominations in your category of all companies submitted during the nomination round. Your company moves on to voting where the winners are selected. Improve your chances by encouraging your fans to vote for you and contact us through the Business Resources section of this website to see how our advertising packages can help!

How do I vote in the program and can I "write in" a company during this round?

The nominees in the voting round consist of the top five companies from the nomination round. New companies cannot be added at this stage. To vote for a company, go to its category on the ballot and select “Vote” near its name. You can vote once a day per category when the voting round is active. After selecting the nominee, complete the registration form (on your first visit) and click the "Vote" button. You can then continue voting in other categories. If you input a company, your vote has been recorded. There is no "Submit" button. If you vote in 25 or more categories, you will be eligible to win the sweepstakes. If you participated in nominations, you must re-register, but your information will be carried over. To vote again on future visits, you can use the “magic link” function to sign back in.

My company made the top three in the voting round. What happens next?

Congratulations on your company making the top three! This means you were in the top three by votes in your category of all companies submitted during the voting round. You may even have won! Stay tuned to the big reveal when winners are announced and contact us through the Business Resources section of this website to see how our advertising packages can help you spread the word about your accomplishment!

My company's basic information is incorrect on the ballot. What can I do and how do I get my company details added to my listing?

We use Google Map’s data to obtain accurate company names and information but acknowledge that errors can occur. If you notice any inaccuracies in your company’s basic information, contact us through the Additional Questions form below and let us know what is wrong and we will attempt correct the issue; however, if your Google Map listing is incorrect, we may not be able to. Maximize your company's visibility with our enhanced listings and advertising packages. Enhanced listings offer a comprehensive display of your company’s information, including your company logo. Additionally, our advertising packages enable you to actively promote your company and encourage the community to nominate or vote for you. contact us through the Business Resources section of this website now to get started!

How are companies alerted that they made the top five after nominations or top three after voting?

We diligently reach out by phone or email to each company to notify them of their top five or top three status, utilizing information collected from their websites, social media, or map listings. The top three list is also posted on this website after the ballot has been reviewed. If you haven't heard from us and want to know if your company made it to the top five or top three, please contact us through the Business Resources section of this website so that we can provide you with important program details and information on how our advertising products can help you promote your company!

How many times can I nominate or vote in the program and how do you prevent fraud?

You can nominate or vote in the program during their respective periods once a day per category using one individual email address. Our platform employs CAPTCHA technology to prevent bots and tracks IP addresses to prevent fraudulent voting and ensure accurate results. For more information, see our complete participation rules on our ballot pages.

How can my company increase its chances of being nominated or voted for in the program?
If you want to increase your company’s chances of being considered in the program, there is no better strategy than delivering an outstanding experience to your customers. When they are impressed by your service or product, they are more likely to recommend you and think of you during this awards program. You can also leverage various marketing channels, such as hanging posters in your store, sharing updates on social media, sending email newsletters and more. If you need assistance with promoting your company during the program, contact us through the Business Resources section of this website! We offer advertising packages tailored to your goals, helping you reach your target audience and stand out from the competition. Offering prizes or discount-related incentives to obtain nominations is strictly prohibited and may result in company disqualification.
What comes with being named a finalist or winner in the program?

Winning or placing among the top three finalists in the Community's Choice Awards is a prestigious achievement that reflects a company's excellence in its respective industry. The winners and finalists are published online and publicized to the community, serving as a trusted resource for people searching for the best places to eat, shop, receive services and more. Companies can also showcase their accomplishments by using our free winner and finalist logos and purchasing winner plaques, finalist certificates and window clings that proudly display their achievement. Contact us through the Additional Questions form below to learn more about these opportunities.

Does this program require payment in exchange for participation, or is it solely based on the community’s nominations and votes?

Participation in the Community's Choice Awards is completely free of charge! We believe that every eligible company should have the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding products, services and contributions to the community without any financial barriers. While we do offer advertising opportunities that can help boost a company’s chances, the decision ultimately rests with the public, as winners and finalists are determined through their votes. Company self-promotion with owned marketing channels to solicit nominations and votes are encouraged!

How do I find out the finalists and winners of this year's program?

After the program ends and we contact the finalists, we announce the winners and finalists online. Our online Winners Guide includes company details, making it a trusted resource for those looking for the best places to eat, shop, receive services and more. So, the next time you are searching for a new pizza place, need a reliable plumber, or are shopping for clothing, make sure to check out our guide for some top-notch recommendations!

Is there an awards ceremony or event for the program?

Currently, there is no formal awards ceremony for this program, but we do recognize and celebrate the achievements of participants by announcing the winners online after the completion of the program. As the program continues to grow and attract more participants, we may consider organizing an event to further enhance its prestige!

My company was selected as a finalist or winner. How can I get a plaque or certificate and window cling and when do they arrive?

If you purchased an advertising package, you should receive your window cling, certificate, or plaque within six to eight weeks of the winners being announced. If you did not purchase an advertising package, please contact us through the Additional Questions form below for information on their availability or how to purchase them. Don't forget, you can also showcase your accomplishment by using our free winner and finalist logos.

When is next year's program and what can my company do until then to improve my chances?

Stay tuned to the How it Works section on this website to find out when next year's awards program will take place. Typically, the program follows a similar timeline each year. In the meantime, we encourage you to motivate your company's employees to deliver outstanding experiences to your customers. When customers are impressed by your service or product, they are more likely to recommend you and keep you in mind during the awards program. Thank you for your participation and support, and good luck next year!

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