Saint Paul Business Awards

Saint Paul Business Award

The Saint Paul Business Awards Program was launched in 2017 to recognize the outstanding businesses that call Saint Paul home.  The program recognizes local businesses that provide critical services, contribute to the City's community, invest in their employees and are committed to Saint Paul's values of equity and diversity.  Since then, twenty (20) Saint Paul businesses--small businesses to major employers and new start-ups to generations-old family firms--have been honored for their role in making Saint Paul a vibrant and prosperous city.

The program is in its fourth year and the nomination period started on January 6, 2020.  The nomination and application period have ended and many businesses submitted their applications for consideration.  Because of the health pandemic, it is not feasible for the Selection Committee to meet at this time and the 2020 Business Awards process has been put on hold.  When it is safe and businesses return to normalcy, the Selection Committee will convene to deliberate the 2020 Business Award winners and an announcement will be made at that time.  Thank you for supporting Saint Paul businesses. 

Past Business Awards Winners


A. Johnson & Sons Florist - Traditions Award - Honoring a business that has been active in Saint Paul for at least 20 years.
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery - New Kid on the Block Award - Honoring a business that has opened in Saint Paul within the last five years.
Brake Bread - Good Neighbor - Honors a business that shows a dedication to improving the community.
SIR Boxing Club - People’s Choice Award - Honoring a business that is recognized for its excellence by Saint Paul residents.

Below is a video of the 2019 award winners who were recognized at a Saint Paul City Council meeting and reception on April 10, 2019:

In 2019, the selection committee was determined by a panel made up of past winners and business advisors from the Saint Paul Community.   They include:


Afro Deli - Large Business Excellence Award
A Backyard Farm - Small Business Excellence Award
Caydence Records and Coffee - New Kid on the Block Award
Eyes All Over - Alice O’Brien Award
Heritage Tea House Boutique - People’s Choice Award
Hmong Elders Center - Reflecting St. Paul Award
Morelli's Market - Traditions Award
Wet Paint - Open for Business Award


Captain Ken’s Foods - Traditions Award
El Burrito Mercado - Open for Business Award
Element Boxing and Fitness - Reflecting St. Paul Award
Kamp’s Food Market - Small Business Excellence Award
Securian Financial Services - Large Business Excellence Award
Tin Cup’s Bar and Restaurant - People’s Choice Award
Tongue In Cheek - New Kid on the Block Award
Urban Growler Brewing Company - Alice O’Brien Award

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