Now Accepting Business of the Year Nominations!

Posted on January 2, 2022

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Nominate an outstanding business - even your own - in one of the following categories:
businesses with fewer than 50 employees, businesses with more than 50 employees, nonprofit, community involvement, minority-owned business (in partnership with UMEA, the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance).

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 9, 2023. A questionnaire will then be emailed to eligible nominated companies; completed questionnaires are due March 3, 2023.

For more information, contact Lisa Metot at 315-470-1870 or


CenterState CEO membership is required for nomination in the Fewer than 50 Employees, More than 50 Employees, Community Involvement and Nonprofit categories. A questionnaire will then be emailed to eligible nominated companies; completed questionnaires are due March 3, 2023.

Nominees in the Minority-owned Business category must be a UMEA member; UMEA Board Members are ineligible to be nominated.

Companies that have won within the last five award years (2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017) cannot be nominated in the same category.

Selection criteria and award consideration is not based on number of submissions.

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