Introducing Peoria Area’s Best

ANNOUNCING Peoria Area’s Best!


Peoria Area’s Best is a brand new competition including over 100 various categories of business and non-profit organizations will allow Peoria area residents to nominate and then vote for their favorite brands in the area.

Everyone who submits a nomination at least once will be eligible to win a $250 gift card at the end of the nomination period.  Then, once the nominations are complete, voting will begin.  Everyone who votes will be eligible to win a 2nd $250 gift card at the conclusion of voting.

Each week, a new set of categories will be available for nominations.  There’s no need to re-register each week to nominate new businesses or organizations.  When the new set of categories are available,  you will receive an email with a link to the nomination form for the new categories and may submit nominations if you choose.  Only one nomination overall is required to qualify for the prize (once you’ve confirmed your registration).

Register to Nominate HERE


Peoria Area’s Best Category Listing &
Order They Will be Available for Nominations

Week 1: Animal & Pet Related Businesses & Organizations

Animal Boarding/Day Care, Animal Protection Society, Animal Special Events, Dog Training, Pet Groomer, Pet Supplies, Specialty Animal Related Lessons, Veterinarian


Week 2: Arts, Entertainment & Culture

Art Gallery, Festival or Community Event, Live Theatre, Live Performance Organization (other than theatre), Live Performance Venue (other than theatrical), Museum, Private Event Venue, and Special Event

Week 3: Automotive

Auto Repair Shop, Car Wash/Detail Shop, Dealership Service Dept., Oil Change Shop,
Motorcycle Dealership, New Car Dealership, RV Dealership, Tire Center and Used Car Dealership

Week 4: Beauty

Barber Shop, Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Center, Day Spa, Facials, Hair Salon, Massage Therapy, Nail Salon and Tanning Salon

Week 5: Dining (Basics)

Bakery, Burgers, Coffee Shop, Fine Dining, Pizza Place, Seafood, Steakhouse, Subs/Deli and Wings

Week 6: Dining (Specialty)

Asian/Chinese, Doughnuts, Healthy Foods, Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt & Custard, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Ribs & Sushi

Week 7: Education

Dance Studio, Karate/Martial Arts Studio, Pre-School/Child Care Center, Private Grade School, Private High School, Public Grade School, Public High School and Specialty Learning (Robots/Computer/Tutoring)

Week 8: Finance/Insurance/Investments/Law

Attorney (Divorce), Attorney (Personal Injury), Bank, Credit Union, Insurance Agency, Insurance Agent, Investment Firm, Investment (Individual), Law Firm and Mortgage Company

Week 9: Grocery, Liquor & Specialty Foods Stores

Cannabis Dispensary, CBD Store, Candy/Chocolate Store, Grocery Store, Health & Organic Foods, Liquor Store, Meat Market and Seafood Shop

Week 10: Health & Medical

Chiropractor, Dentist, Eye Doctor, Hearing Aids, Orthodontist, Pharmacy and Physical Therapy

Week 11: Home Services

Basement Waterproofing, Carpet/Rug Cleaners, Electrician, Gutters, Lawn Care/Landscaping, Heating & Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Roofing, Siding, Solar and Windows

Week 12: Real Estate

Apartment Complex, Assisted Living/Nursing Home, Bath & Kitchen Remodeling, Home Builder, Home Renovations (general), Moving Company, Real Estate Company and Retirement Community

Week 13: Shopping (For the Home)

Appliances, Backyard Furniture/Patio Pool Supply, Flooring, Furniture, Garden Center/Nursery, Hardware/Home Improvement, Lawn Equipment and Mattresses

Week 14: Shopping (Specialty)

Boutique, Children’s Clothing, Gift Shop, Florist, Jeweler, Specialty Shop, Shoes and Women’s Clothing

Week 15: Sports & Fitness

Bicycle Shop, Fitness Center/Gym, Golf Course, Personal Training, Sporting Goods/Outdoor Store, Sports Team (local collegiate or professional) and Yoga/Pilates Studio