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About Excellence: UpCity Excellence Awards

The 2021 UpCity Excellence Awards Are Here!

The 2021 UpCity Excellence Awards Are Here!

Honoring service providers that are the best of the best, we are thrilled to announce the 2021 UpCity National and Local Excellence Award winners! The 2021 recipients have displayed exemplary recommendability, trust, and integrity over the last year, and we congratulate all of the winners across the United States and Canada. See the full list of 2021 UpCity Excellence Award winners.

About Excellence

Excellence Winners

How Excellence Works

What is UpCity Excellence?

National and Local Excellence awards celebrate businesses with the highest brand integrity and client satisfaction based on their UpCity Recommendability Rating. This exclusive rating is established from our proprietary algorithm that utilizes digital signals to measure the credibility and trustworthiness of each of our Certified Partners.  

National Excellence: Annual awards presented to the top service providers—in any category or industry in the U.S. and Canada—on all of UpCity.

Local Excellence: Annual awards presented to the top service providers in high-performing regions of the U.S. and Canada.

How Does UpCity Excellence Work?

For more than a decade, UpCity’s mission has been—and continues to be—to help businesses find B2B service providers they can trust.

The UpCity Recommendability Rating was developed to determine a service provider’s credibility and recommendability, giving UpCity the confidence to recommend service providers to the more than 1.5 million businesses visiting our site. 

Every year, UpCity analyzes and scores more than 60,000 service providers based on their UpCity Recommendability Rating and recognizes the top national and local providers with an UpCity Excellence Award.

How Do I Win?

It all comes down to your UpCity Recommendability Rating, which is derived from a variety of digital signals intended to help businesses find a partner that best fits their needs—including the quantity and quality of reviews, engagement with the UpCity community, presence in search engines, web authority, and more. We regularly monitor our proprietary algorithm and make adjustments to ensure the UpCity Recommendability Rating is objective, fair, and in line with today’s business environment. 

Our best advice is to continue to gather reviews, stay diligent with your SEO initiatives, and keep producing high-quality work that your customers can depend on.  You can track your progress by logging in to UpCity and clicking on “My Recommendability.”

Reviews for a Cause

Each year, UpCity runs Reviews for a Cause campaigns that benefit a charity. As we approach the Excellence Awards, we encourage our service providers to recruit more reviews and improve their Recommendability Rating.

Thanks to our partners and reviewers, UpCity was able to contribute over $12,000 to The Sayers Center from our 2021 Excellence Reviews for a Cause campaign!

This year, UpCity has chosen to work with The Sayers Center for African American Adoption. In 1994, Chicago-area adoption agency The Cradle recognized the need to give expectant women of color a greater choice of adoptive families and launched its African American Infant Adoption Program. In 1999, the program was renamed in honor of Cradle adoptive dad, legendary Chicago Bears running back, and NFL Hall of Famer Gale Sayers and his wife, Ardythe.

The Sayers Center is one of the only programs in the country that promotes adoption awareness specifically within the African American community. The Sayers Center is near-and-dear to UpCity SVP of Product & Marketing Heidi Sullivan’s heart; she adopted her son David through the program in 2015.

Latest Excellence Award Winners

National Excellence Award Winners

National Excellence Award Winners

Awarded annually, these providers are in the top 1% of UpCity service providers.

What Do I Get If I Win?

If your business is among the National or Local Excellence award winners, you will receive an Excellence badge for your website, a profile on the Excellence List on UpCity that showcases your company as one of the best, and a promotional kit to help you share your achievement

National winners also receive a physical award to display at their office. And it’s gorgeous if we do say so ourselves.

You Could be a Winner! Join UpCity and Start Building Your Brand Credibility.

UpCity connects businesses with B2B service providers they can trust. Sign up for a free partnership to build your digital footprint and increase your credibility for businesses seeking B2B service providers like you.

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