The BBB is in Our Corner

The BBB is in Our Corner

We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Who better to partner with than the non-profit organization that’s been looking out for consumers since 1912?

Behind the scenes, our team at Inbound Systems is constantly working to find the best ways to identify and recognize the top businesses and organizations in the Gem State. This often involves long hours, heated debates, and the occasional Greco-Roman wrestling match to settle an argument. 😉

Two Peas in a Pod

We want to ensure the best outcome possible for Idaho’s Best™, which is why an exclusive partnership with the BBB Northwest made sense. The Better Business Bureau’s mission to improve marketplace trust makes them a perfect partner for Idaho’s Best™.

After all, the Better Business Bureau is one of America’s most enduring customer protection organizations. For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. BBB sets standards for ethical business behavior and monitors compliance. That’s why in the past year alone, people have turned to them more than 173 million times!

The BBB Rating System

The modern rating system utilizes a grading scale just like you used in school, going from an A+ down to an F, graded on 17 different factors. This rating represents a business’s overall trustworthiness and their good-faith efforts to address customer concerns.

If you’d like to see how your business stacks up, you can check your rating on the BBB page.

Formula for Winning

New for our 2020 contest, we will be incorporating BBB ratings into scoring. Winners are still determined mathematically by a combination of votes, reviews, and ratings, but standing within the BBB is now an important factor in online ratings. We believe that this will help ensure that only the best businesses can win Idaho’s Best™.

For example, those businesses that have very low BBB ratings, government actions or penalties, and a historical pattern of unresolved disputes will have a tough time proving they are the best in Idaho.

Still Free

The Idaho’s Best Awards is not a pay-to-play contest. While the BBB offers accreditation and operates through the funding of dues-paying members, accreditation will not be a factor in or influence the results of scoring. To learn more about what’s needed to win Idaho’s Best™, visit our page for the 2020 Contest Details.

For more information about the Better Business Bureau serving Idaho, visit their website or call (208) 342-4649. Our team is very excited about this new partnership and what it means for making the most popular “Best of” contest in Idaho even best-ier!

Best of Treasure Valley 2019 Winners Announced


Meridian, ID — The Best of Treasure Valley™ introduces a new way of identifying and recognizing the best businesses in the community. Using a combination of online reviews and community votes, winners were determined across nine categories and 184 subcategories. In all, 104,210 votes were cast during the voting round by Treasure Valley residents.

Local businesses and attractions were nominated last fall, and the top 10 nominees in each subcategory moved on to the voting round in October. In addition to votes, online reviews from Google, Yelp, and Facebook were included in scoring. Overall ratings and the number of 5-star reviews from the previous 12 months helped determine the winners. Details about scoring can be found on our FAQ page.

The winners were announced at the Best of Treasure Valley Awards Banquet, held on December 4th, 2018, at the Zion’s Bank Ballroom. They will also be featured in the Best of Treasure Valley Magazine™ that is scheduled for publication this month. A complete list of all finalists and winners of each category can be found here.

The Best of Treasure Valley™ would like to thank the following local businesses for their support: Rocket Express Car Wash, winner of Best Car Wash; Paramount Childcare & Early Learning Center, winner of Best Child Care; Anesthesia Associates of Boise, a finalist for Best Specialty Doctor; and RevenueJump, an online review and referral software company.


Best of Treasure Valley™ is an awards contest that is owned and operated by Inbound Systems.