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

Q98.5 and Townsquare Rockford 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 Q98.5 Townsquare Rockford Townie Awards for 2021.

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

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

Townsquare Rockford Townie Awards 2021

Townsquare Rockford 2021 Townie Awards highlight the most unique local businesses, people, places and things around Rockford.

JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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