business champions

Business Champions

The Business Champions Awards, produced through a partnership of the MetroHartford Alliance and Hartford Business Journal, celebrate privately held companies from throughout the Region. The Awards honor those that have demonstrated best practices and significant achievements in one of more of the following categories: Revenue Growth, Innovation, Workforce, Community Involvement and Best Start-Up. 

Consider nominating a deserving client, customer or vendor - or even your own venture - to be highlighted among this year's Champions. 

The deadline for nominations is noon on Wednesday, April 1.

Nominees and winners alike participate in the festivities of the annual Business Champions Awards breakfast, which gathers more than 400 business owners and leaders each year to enjoy a champagne toast and original video segments which pay tribute to the winners. We look forward to seeing you at this year's Awards breakfast, on June 4, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

Past Business Champions Award Recipients

OVERALL: BL Companies, Inc.
REVENUE: Numotion
WORKFORCE PRACTICES: Windsor Marketing Group
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Fichman Eye Center
INNOVATION (A TIE): ACT Group and CyVek, Inc.
BEST NEW START-UP: Premier Accounting Group, LLC


2013

WORKFORCE PRACTICES: BL Companies, Inc.
SUSTAINABILITY: Kenai Sports, LLC
INNOVATION: Advanced Copy Technology
BEST NEW START-UP: Hartford Denim Company


2012

eVariant
FILOMENO & COMPANY, P.C.
JCJ Architecture
Karēlia Health
Patient Advocate for You, LLC
Pegasus Manufacturing, Inc.
Protein Sciences Corporation

2011
Lincoln Waste Solutions
Movia Robotics, LLC
NorthStar Wealth Partners, LLC
The Pert Group
Propark America
S/L/A/M Collaborative

2010
AI ENGINEERS, Inc
Beekley Corporation/Medical Products Division
Interscape Commercial Environments
New Britain Rock Cats
PDS Engineering & Construction

2009
ConnectiCare, Inc. & Affiliates
FM Facility Maintenance
Munson's Candy Kitchen
OKAY Industries
Riverview Realty & Development Corporation

2008
EasySeat LLC
Oakleaf Waste Management
Pita Communications LLC
Premise Corporation
Specialty Printing, LLC

2007
American Speedy Printers
Insource, LLC
Specialty Printing LLC
Oakleaf Waste Management

2006
The Talbot Group, Inc.
Fathom
Women’s Health USA
JCJ Architecture
Connecticut On-Line Computer Center Inc.
Precision Camera & Video Repair Inc.

2005
The Talbot Group of Avon
Griswold Special Care of West Hartford
Okay Industries of New Britain
Gengras Automotive Group of East Hartford

2004
Pintore Catering by Kelleanne of Hartford
Cardinal Express of Rocky Hill
Guilford Specialty Group of Hartford

For more information, contact Nancy Wheeler, Vice President, Investor Relations, at 860.525.4451, ext. 206 or nwheeler@metrohartford.com