Best of the Heights
Best of the Heights Awards is an annual public opinion survey and awards ceremony honoring local independent businesses and their contribution to the quality of life in Cleveland Heights and University Heights.
Cleveland Heights and University Heights are home to hundreds of independently owned businesses.
We seek to honor the give-back that small businesses in Cleveland Heights and University Heights contribute to the economic stability of the community. It’s also a great way to highlight the best of the best, those merchants and services that go above and beyond to provide excellent service, value to their customers, and are great community partners.
Vote for Best of the Heights 2022
Show your appreciation for our locally owned, independent businesses by voting for your favorites in the annual FutureHeights Best of the Heights Awards contest!
Since 2005, FutureHeights—a nonprofit community development corporation—has conducted the Best of the Heights Awards to recognize the unique attributes of Heights businesses, and their contributions to the local economy. Each year, residents cast their votes for their favorite businesses by nominating them for an award in a variety of categories.
Voting begins Jan. 1 and concludes on Feb. 16. Winners will be announced in the April print issue of the Heights Observer.
FutureHeights supports local businesses!
Each person who submits a valid ballot qualifies for a chance to win one of four packages of gift certificates to local businesses (worth a minimum of $250). Additional chances to win can be obtained with a donation to FutureHeights: two chances for $10 and six for $25.
Proceeds will help cover the costs of the program and support the work of FutureHeights to create a vibrant and sustainable future for our community!
Voting for the 2019 Best of the Heights Awards concluded on Feb. 15, 2019. Winners were announced in the March print issue of the Heights Observer.
Best Bang for Your Buck
Best Place to Work
Quintana’s Barber & Dream Spa
Shop Local brings public awareness to the economic and livability benefits of spending a dollar at a local independent business v. a chain store.Locally owned businesses are good for community. They create jobs, promote economic stability, offer diverse goods and services, and retain our community’s identity. Over 90% of businesses in Cleveland Heights are locally owned. FutureHeights provides educational workshops to small business owners. Additionally, local advertising opportunities and business spotlights in the Heights Observer newspaper offer local businesses an important way to reach their customer base.
Keep the Heights independent. Help FutureHeights promote the shop local message. Support this program.