Bartending is tough all year long, but when the holidays roll around, it's double the crazy, which is the perfect time to highlight the great bartenders we have in Rockford. 

Another great reason to salute our bartenders... because December 8 is National Bartender Day.

We are celebrating them all month by naming someone Rockford's #1 bartender!

Bartenders must work in the 97ZOK listening area as a bartender in a restaurant, bar or club.

And it looks like your favorite bartender works at a restaurant. This month's winner, by a landslide... is Michelle Johnson from Ciao Bella!

With over 86% of the vote, Michelle clearly deserves this honor. We have a feeling she'll be busy mixing drinks for the rest of this holiday season.

Enjoy your holidays, we will have a new Rockford's #1 category for you on Tuesday, Dec 31.

Congratulations to Tam Woodrow, Rockford's #1 Make-up artist!

Also congrats to Mr. Flanagan, Rockford's #1 Principal, our October winner!

Additional congratulations to Rockford's #1 Firefighter, JR Cantu!

Also to Rockford's #1 Restaurant Server, Alex Treu.

As well as Rockford's #1 Tattoo Artist, Shawn Heaton.

And Rockford's #1 Wedding Planer, Tia Lasswell.

Catch Midday Michelle on 97 ZOK from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.