However this year, we've done something radically different. We asked that readers vote only for locally owned and independent businesses based in the Treasure Valley, and we based our criteria on that which Think Boise First uses as its membership criteria.
Our reason is two-fold. First, we want to celebrate what's best about Boise, not what's best about Boise and 83 other cities across the nation. Second, Boise Weekly is a locally owned and independent business.