Outstanding Local Business Award Badge Outstanding Local Business Award Outstanding Local Business Award is an effort to establish and maintain an atmosphere of supporting local businesses and advocating the growth of the local economy by shopping local.

For customers, the Outstanding Local Business Award is our certification that a business is locally-based, has shown to be reputable, and is an effective provider of products and services within their industry.

For companies, Outstanding Local Business Award is a means of standing out from competitors and proudly displaying the leadership status their hard work and dedication has achieved for them within their industry. features thousands of incredible businesses in over 300 various industry and professional categories located in over 100 major U.S. cities.

In order to receive the Outstanding Local Business Award, all Criteria listed below must be met. Criteria sources include website and relevant articles/blog.

  • member in good standing
  • Locally-owned and operated
  • Outstanding - Stands out and gives people something positive, extraordinary, and relevant.
  • Personal - Has a personal touch of getting to know their customers, and letting their customers know them.
  • Accessible - Provides contact information, location, online access to forms for contacting them, or setting appointments.
  • Genuine - Honestly represents products and services.
  • Transparent - Openly identifies the nature and ownership of the business, and clearly discloses all policies, warranties, guarantees and procedures that bear on a customer’s decision to buy.

While not every business is eligible for the distinguished Outstanding Local Business Award, we invite you to see if your business qualifies by sending your request to and include the name of your business, the city it is locally-owned and operating in, and the category it is featured on.