BizX AWARD CATEGORIES 2021
Best Service Based under 10 Employees*
A service-based business is any business that offers services to others without selling tangible products.
Best Food Service/Quick Service Restaurant
A fast food restaurant, also known as a quick service restaurant (QSR) within the industry, is a specific type of restaurant that serves fast food cuisine and has minimal table service.
Best Full-Service Restaurant
A full-service restaurant is defined as a sit-down eatery where food is served directly to the customers’ table. These establishments may sell alcoholic beverages; provide takeout, delivery or present live entertainment.
Best Bar, Pub or NightClub
An establishment for primarily adult and nighttime entertainment, typically serving drinks and offering music, dancing, etc. Also known as a night spot, disco, cabaret, or club. These establishments can also serve food and be open during the day in many cases.
Best Bank or Financial Service Provider
A bank is a financial institution licensed to receive deposits and make loans. Banks may also provide financial services, such as wealth management, currency exchange, and safe deposit boxes. Financial services providers can be part of a firm or individual provider known as brokers or analysts.
Best Company Culture*
Best Community Impact/Corporate Responsibility*
Corporate impact integrates social and environmental considerations into all aspects of business operations, including relationships with employees, suppliers, consumers, and local communities.
Best Non-Profit organization*
A nonprofit organization is a business that has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) because it furthers a social cause and provides a public benefit. Donations made to a nonprofit organization are typically tax-deductible to individuals and businesses that make them, and the nonprofit itself pays no tax on the received donations or on any other money earned through fundraising activities. Nonprofit organizations are sometimes called NPOs or 501(c)(3) organizations based on the section of the tax code that permits them to operate.
Minority Owned Business of the Year*
A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture who belongs to a group who is categorized as a minority because of race, sex, national origin or sexual orientation.
Minorities Groups include but should not be limited to members of the following groups: Hispanic or Latino American, African American, Native American, Pacific Islander, Asian American, Arab America, Inuit or Alaska Native, LGBTQI, Disabled American.
most innovative company*
Innovation generally refers to changing processes or creating more effective processes, products and ideas. For businesses, this could mean implementing new ideas, creating dynamic products or improving your existing services.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (40 years of age or younger) *
Best Comeback or Turnaround Business
Best New CEO of Year
Best New Business with under 10 Employees (under 2 years of operation)
Best New Business with over 10 Employees (under 2 years of operation)
Best COVID Health & Safety Response
This business has taken proactive and extraordinary measures to meet the requirements of the COVID 19 lock-down standards to ensure they are focused on the Health and Safety of their employees and customers. The nominee can be in any industry. Nominees in this category are an example of the highest standards and protocols and have served their community at the highest levels of safety.
Best Green/Sustainable Business
Employee of the Year
BEST CHILD FRIENDLY BUSINESS
Any business which caters to or has special services or products designed to delight your children and is focused on making the little ones in our lives feel special.