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

Townsquare Buffalo 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 Heart of WNY Awards for 2021.

The Heart of WNY Awards are our way of honoring some of the local businesses that help define the unique character of the Western New York 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 WNY.

The Heart of WNY Awards are made possible with the help from ECMC. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, ECMC’s frontline caregivers have received over 60,000 meals, over 220,000 PPE and thousands of other generous donations from our friends and neighbors from throughout our region. Support ECMC’s Caregivers by texting ECMC to 76278, or click here.

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


Townsquare Media Buffalo 2021 Heart of WNY Awards highlight the most unique local businesses, people, places, and things around Buffalo and Western New York.

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