Voting Now Open for our 2022 Business Awards

Hello Idaho! We’re back for another year of recognizing the best businesses and places in our wonderful state.

If you’re familiar with the Idaho’s Best awards, you may notice that we have improved things yet again. Last year we had nine groups of categories, and 189 in all. With the popularity of Idaho’s Best growing like never before, we expanded to 12 groups and 260 categories!

Here’s just a sampling of the new categories:

  • American Restaurant
  • Auto/Health/Life Insurance Agency
  • Beer/Wine Selection
  • CBD Store
  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Domestic/Import New Car Dealer
  • European Restaurant
  • Graphic Design
  • Live Music
  • Nonprofit
  • Roofing Company
  • Tacos
  • Wedding & Event Planner

Next Level Categories

We also eliminated direct voting on general categories such as Restaurant, Law Firm, Contractor, etc. We’ll still recognize the best of these categories, however, we’ll take the best of subcategory winners.

For instance, in recognizing the best Asian Restaurant, we’ll take the best performing winner from categories like Chinese Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, Indian Restaurant, Thai Restaurant, etc.

Who Selected Our Nominees?

Ultimately our nominees were selected by Idaho residents. The determining factors were the nominations received in December and the candidates’ Google reviews throughout the previous year.

With the expansion of our categories this year, approximately an additional 1,000 nominees are able to participate in these Idaho’s Best Business Awards.

Now, Idaho residents can show their support again by voting for their favorite candidates online. Voting is open from February 7-24, 2022.

Hump Day Giveaway!

Back by popular demand is our Hump Day Giveaway where we hold a weekly voting contest and announce a new winner each Wednesday. For every new voter you refer after registering your own ballot, you’ll be entered into a weekly drawing for a nice prize. We’ll have new prize every week, and we’re getting started with a bang!

First up is a Free Shopping Spree sponsored by CARSTAR Hayden. Valued at $300.00, the winner will be able to spend it all at a local clothing boutique or franchise. Thank you CARSTAR Hayden! Find the details on our voting page.

And the Winner Is…

After voting closes on February 24th, we’ll announce the finalists as soon as we have confirmed the results and checked each candidates BBB grade. (No grade is okay, but a bad one is not!) But that’s not where it ends.

In addition to votes, the winner of each category is also determined by their Google reviews from the previous 12 months. Combining the vote total with the review score will give us our winners. We’ll first announce the winners at the Idaho’s Best Awards Banquet in Boise, currently scheduled for the evenings of April 12-13, 2022. Then, we’ll publish the results online and in our Idaho’s Best of 2022 Magazine.

For more details, the latest information can be found on our How It Works and FAQ pages.

Thanks for your support and participation!