Nominate A Business Of The Year

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 to submit nominations has been extended to Jan. 28, 2022. A questionnaire will then be emailed to qualified nominated companies; completed questionnaires are due Feb. 18, 2022. Criteria:

  • Company Growth & Achievements
  • Products & Services
  • Customer/Client Satisfaction
  • Financial Performance; Fiscal Stewardship/Fundraising
  • Innovation
  • Employer of Choice/Employee Satisfaction
  • Community Commitment, Impact & Leadership

CenterState CEO membership is required for nomination in all categories except Minority Owned Business. Nominees in the minority owned category must be a UMEA member; UMEA Board Members are ineligible to be nominated. Companies that have won within the last five years cannot be nominated in the same category. Selection criteria and award consideration is not based on number of submissions.

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

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