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.

Qualifications for the Outstanding Local Business Award are listed below and are part of the vetting process and algorithm.

  • member in good standing
  • Locally-owned and operated
  • Achieves the following through their online presence as found on their website
    1. Outstanding - Stands out and gives people something positive, extraordinary, and relevant through a multiple-page website with active links, images, business-related information and/or blog articles, FAQs, video or media clips, and/or community support (volunteering, sponsorships, events, causes, etc.).
    2. Accessible - Provides contact information that is easily found, location and/or map, online contact forms and/or appointment setting features where applicable, active on relevant social media platforms to expand their reach, enable reviews and engage with their viewers.
    3. Personal - Has a personal touch of getting to know their customers, and letting their customers know them by providing information about the business, the owner, how and when the business started and/or history, awards, achievements, milestones, number of years in business, testimonials or reviews on the website or from external review sites.
    4. Transparent - Clearly discloses all policies, warranties, guarantees and procedures that bear on a customer’s decision to buy. Products and/or services with relevant content and information are easily found.

While not every business is eligible for the distinguished Outstanding Local Business Award, we invite you to review the businesses who have been recognized.

Outstanding Local Business Award recipients are Premier businesses featured on who have been selected by an Independent Third Party using an algorithm and criteria.