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

Townsquare Duluth 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 Twin Ports Area Townsquare Townie Awards for 2021.

The Townies are our way of honoring some of the local businesses that help define the unique character of the Duluth & Superior 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 the Twin Ports area.

Please join us, along with our presenting sponsors Superior Choice Credit Union and the Greater Downtown Council in rallying to celebrate and support them during this challenging time, and always.

Have a suggestion for a Twin Ports Area Townie Award? Submit it here!

LOOK: Townsquare Duluth's Twin Ports Area Townie Awards 2021

From a bar famous for quirky geography to a mechanic that also happens to be an MMA star -- and even a neighborhood hardware store that's like walking into 'Cheers', Townsquare Media Duluth is proud to present our picks for the 2021 Twin Ports Area Townie Awards.