Local businesses have always been an integral part of the fabric of our community, and supporting these businesses has never been more important.

Townsquare Boise is committed to standing with local businesses, and the people who bring them to life and make them special. So we are very proud to introduce our inaugural Townsquare Boise Townie Awards for 2021.

The Townies are our way of honoring some of the local businesses that help define the unique character of the Boise community.

We know you'll recognize some, and others might be new to you -- but since our community grows and changes constantly, that's the point. We hope you enjoy this eclectic list of some of the people, places and things that we love about Boise.

Please join us in rallying to celebrate and support them during this challenging time, and always.

LOOK: TOWNSQUARE BOISE TOWNIE AWARDS 2021

From hairy security guards to high energy market clerks -- and even a good spot to get breakfast for your entire extended family in a single order, Townsquare Media Boise is proud to present our picks for the 2021 Townie Awards.