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. 

 

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. 

Consider nominating a deserving client, customer or vendor - or even your own venture - to be highlighted among this year's Champions.  We look forward to seeing you at this year's Awards breakfast, on June 5, 2014 at the Connecticut Convention Center.


Awards Criteria

  • Nominee must be a for-profit, privately held company or a stand-alone division of a privately held company that is headquartered in one of the below towns.
  • Must have been in business for three full fiscal years.
  • Best Start-Up nominees must meet the above criteria, but have been business for fewer than three full fiscal years.

 Andover, Ashford, Avon, Barkhamsted, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Chaplin, Cheshire, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Cromwell, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Haddam, Hartford, Harwinton, Hebron, Lebanon, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, New Britain, New Hartford, Newington, Plainville, Plymouth, Portland, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Wallingford, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Willington, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Windsor Locks


2013 Business Champions Winners. See more >>

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 Member Services, at 860.525.4451, ext. 206 or nwheeler@metrohartford.com