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

Townsquare Danbury 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 Townsquare Danbury Townie Awards for 2021.

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

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

LOOK: Townsquare Danbury Townie Awards 2021

From selfies with meat to a heroic lotto ticket policies -- and even a good spot to see a 10-foot Polar Bear and not die, Townsquare Media Danbury is proud to present our picks for the 2021 Townie Awards.