Voting in now closed. Winners will be announced here on August 17.
At Better, one of our favorite times of the year is always Best Of—a time to recognize and show love to our local businesses. We ask you, our readers, to vote on the best businesses around the North Shore and Chicago. But this year things feel, and are, very different. As the coronavirus pandemic has made it exceedingly difficult for many businesses to stay afloat, it is more important than ever for us to support local and give back to the businesses in our community.
Celebrating local is not canceled. And we are asking for your help in doing just that—let’s uplift and champion the businesses who put a smile on our faces, and so much more.
From the bookstores that kept us entertained during quarantine, to the coffee shops that never let us go un-caffeinated, show your support for the places that make Chicago home.
Voting ends on Wednesday, August 5th at 5pm CST. Winners will be notified by email and announced here in late August.
*Please note that most of our Celebrations category has been moved to the Services or Shopping categories. Have questions? Contact us here.