Categories 2024

BizX Award Categories 2024

The following BizX Awards will be announced on stage at the BizX Awards Gala on October 30, 2024.  View tickets and hotel information.

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 10 or less employees.

Best Retailer

A person or business that sells goods to the public in relatively small quantities for use or consumption rather than for resale.

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 Customer Service

Customer service is the process of ensuring customer satisfaction with a product or service.

Best Company Culture

Company culture is the personality of a company. It defines the environment in which employees work. Company culture includes a variety of elements, including work environment, company mission, value, ethics, expectations, and goals. … Other companies have a casual workplace without many rules and regulations.

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 Manufacturer/Wholesaler/Distributor

A manufacturing business is any business that uses components, parts or raw materials to make a finished good. These finished goods can be sold directly to consumers or to other manufacturing businesses that use them for making a different product. Wholesaling or distributing is the sale of goods or merchandise to retailers; to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users; or to other wholesalers (wholesale businesses) and related subordinated services. In general, it is the sale of goods to anyone other than a standard consumer.

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 Organization

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

A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture who is under the age of 40.

Female Entrepreneur of the Year

A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture who is female or identifies as female.

CEO of the Year

A chief operating officer of a company who has held the position for more than 12 months.

Employee of the Year

An individual contributor who demonstrates outstanding initiative and goes above and beyond their normal work requirements.

BEST GREEN/SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

A business who demonstrates a commitment to reducing their carbon footprint and demonstrates a sustainable approach to reduce the use of fossil fuels and natural resources.

VP/DIRECTOR/DEPARTMENT HEAD OF THE YEAR

An individual in the organization who demonstrates leadership qualities that help transform their teams and gain greater results.

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.

Favorite Neighborhood Business

This award is open to any type of business, anywhere. No matter the size or the type of business, if you have a “favorite” hangout or service provider in your area this special award recognizes the company’s impact on everyday lives in their community.

Nominations for BizX 2024 will open on August 1, 2023.  Nominations will be accepted until through March 31, 2024 at midnight Pacific Standard Time.

  1. Nominations are open to any business which meets the criteria for each award.
  2. Self-nominations are welcomed.
  3. Once nominated, all nominees will be contacted and asked to complete a Nomination Validation form to ensure we have all the contact information and the business name correct.
  4. Nominations should include a statement of nomination by the nominator briefly providing reasons why the business should be considered.
  5. Nominees that do not return the Nomination Validation form will not be considered for the second stages of the award process.
  6. Nominees must return their Nomination Validation form on or before July 31, 2024 at midnight Pacific Standard Time.
  7. Finalists will be selected between August & September 2024.  If further details are required from judges, individual nominees will be contacted directly.
  8. All validated nominees will be recognized with a Certificate of Achievement.
  9. Finalists will be provided a Finalist Certificate and winners will receive a Customized BizX Award trophy once we have confirmed that they have met all the criteria and all the requirements within each category.
  10. Winners will be announced at the BizX Awards Gala on October 30, 2024.  

All rules are subject to change at any time and we reserve the right to cancel, suspend or delay any and all timelines for the awards.

These awards are for entertainment purposes only.

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