This month, we are celebrating local businesses that offer those necessary services we simply could not live without. From the gym you visit (semi?) religiously to the florist who makes the perfect arrangement for all your special events, it’s time to give them some love in the Advocate’s 2016 Best Of contest.

All week long, you can vote for your favorite service providers (just click here or on the photo), such as best place to buy home goods and best spa. Share it on social media and help insure your preferred places earn this year’s award.

Next month, we’ll be honoring the places we go to have fun, so keep an eye out. All Advocate Best Of winners will be announced in August.