BizX Award Categories 2022
Nominations for BizX 2022 are now closed.
We are excited to have received close to 500 individual nominations this year.
Nominated businesses and individuals, should have received a verification email/online form to complete. If you have not received your online verifcation form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information: Your name, Company Name, BizX nominated category, Phone number.
Best Service Based under 10 Employees*
A service-based business is any business that offers services to others without selling tangible products. Must have 10 or less employees.
Best Service Based over 10 Employees*
A service-based business is any business that offers services to others without selling tangible products. Must have more than 10 employees.
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 Customer Service*
Best E-Commerce / Online Business*
A retail entity that sells exclusively online without a brick and mortar location.
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 Import/export company*
An import export business is a company that facilitates trades of goods and commodities between domestic and foreign companies.
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.
Entrepreneur of the Year*
A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture.
BEST OVERALL COMPANY*
An organization which exemplifies the highest standards of quality and operates using best practices in all areas of the operation.
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) *
Female Entrepreneur of the Year*
Best Comeback or Turnaround Business
CEO of the Year*
Best New CEO of Year
Best New Business with under 10 Employees (under 2 years of operation)
A new organization or business which demonstrates an innovative approach in delivering their products or services to the marketplace. Must have 10 or less employees.
Best New Business with over 10 Employees (under 2 years of operation)
A new organization or business which demonstrates an innovative approach in delivering their products or services to the marketplace. Must have more than 10 employees.
Best Sales Team
A sales team which exceed targets and goals set by the organization within a calendar year.
Best BUSINESS SPEAKER OR PRESENTER
You’ve seen this dynamo on stage, watched their videos, subscribed to their YouTube Channel. You can’t get enough of their Facebook Live sessions. If you are a devotee of a business speaker or presenter that moves you to action, nominate them in this category.
Best IT ORGANIZATION
An organization that is focused on harnessing technology to deliver superior products and services to the consumer.
Best Green/Sustainable Business
VP/Director/Department Head of the Year
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.
Favorite Neighborhood Business
Best Pet Friendly Business
BEST BUSINESS INFLUENCER
Business influencers have a significant impact on how business is carried out today. Influencers motivate business owners to dream big and believe in themselves. They teach crucial lessons to help owners, entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals succeed in business.
MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS GURU
A business guru is someone who imparts deep knowledge, new concepts and often disrupts the status quo thinking. This person influences others in the business community to change behaviors, adopt theories, and implement the strategies they espouse.
BEST NEW BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR
These new books, published within the last 12 months focus on a business topic. Whether customer services, marketing, sales, growth strategies, investing or team building the nominees in this category provide thought-provoking concepts and insight for any entrepreneur, business owner or professional looking to up their game.
BEST BUSINESS AUTHOR
Choose the Author of the business book that has made the biggest impact on your business. As long as the book was published within the last 12 months, any topic is eligible as long as it has business implications and application.
BEST VIDEO PRODUCTION
These video wizards, shoot, direct and edit video that captures your business’ products, services and messages in creative formats that tell visual stories you use to grow your business.