2020 Saint Paul Business Award Nomination Form

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The City Council first launched business awards recognition in 2017. The Saint Paul Business Awards acknowledge businesses that invest in their companies and community. You are invited to nominate a business and/or your own business for this recognition.  Eligibility requirements and award category descriptions can be viewed in the footnote at the bottom of this page.  In the Submitter Type field below, select the applicable identifier before filling out the form.  For example, if you are an individual nominating a business for award consideration, you only need to fill out the "Nominee Information" section.

An announcement of the chosen honorees will be made in March 2020 with a formal presentation at a Saint Paul City Council meeting followed by a reception in April. The public is invited to attend the meeting and reception.

COMPLETED NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 5 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 28, 2020.  (NOTE:  If you are a business that has been nominated on the last day of the nomination period, you have until March 6, 2020 to complete the application for consideration.)

Nominee Information

Only complete this section if you are:

  • an individual nominating a business OR
  • a business nominating themselves.
Business Ownership Information

Only complete this section if you are:

  • a business who has been nominated OR
  • a business nominating themselves.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for an award, a Saint Paul business must

  • be committed to equity, diversity and empowerment,
  • provide outstanding customer service,
  • demonstrate commitment to the community through volunteer work and contributions ,
  • be in good standing with the City of Saint Paul (i.e., no outstanding fees, abatement issues, etc.),
  • be involved in the community or make attempts to better the community as a whole,
  • not have been selected by the committee for an award in five years, and
  • not be a non-profit organization.

Award Category Descriptions
View 2019 Saint Paul Business Awards honorees.  For 2020, the Committee will make their selections for the following categories:

  • Traditions Award - Honoring a business that has been active in Saint Paul for at least twenty years who has made significant strides in growing its business while helping to build the community;
  • New Kid on the Block Award - Honoring a business that has opened within the last 5 years which shows determination and effort to launch a new business;
  • Good Neighbor Business Award – Honoring a business that shows a dedication to improving the community. There are many ways a business can be a “good neighbor” – providing jobs and services to the hard-to-employ, building solid relationships with the neighborhood, partnering with local nonprofits – anything that helps Saint Paul build vibrant, economically sustainable neighborhoods.; and
  • People’s Choice Award - Honoring a business that is recognized for its excellence by Saint Paul residents.

(Preference will be given to businesses who hire young people as interns, either through the city’s Right Track program or in another way.)

Information provided will be used by the Selection Committee when determining awards.

Questions may be emailed to BusinessAwards@ci.stpaul.mn.us.