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June 29, 2023
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Saint Paul City Council 7th Annual Business Awards
Saint Paul will be accepting Business Awards nominations starting July 3rd

SAINT PAUL – Starting on Monday, July 3, 2023, the Saint Paul City Council will once again accept nominations to recognize Saint Paul businesses for a Business Award in several categories. These awards are part of the City Council's ongoing Open for Business initiative, which began in 2015 with the aim of enhancing Saint Paul's business environment and making it an even more attractive place for commerce. Ward 2 Councilmember Rebecca Noecker resonates with these sentiments, expressing, "The greatness of our community in Saint Paul is amplified by its vibrant and diverse businesses. It is truly gratifying to have the chance to offer support and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives within our local business community."

Ward 6 Councilmember Nelsie Yang shared that “the Saint Paul Business Awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation within our community. In honoring the outstanding achievements of our local businesses, we inspire each other to strive for excellence while fostering a thriving business environment in Saint Paul.”

Community members, residents, employees, and business-owners are invited to visit to nominate, apply, explore past winners, and gain insight into the categories and criteria for submitting nominations or applications for the award.

The 2023 Business Awards nomination period is from July 3rd through August 23rd. Applications and nominations are open to all type of businesses. Recipients of the Business Awards will be recognized at a Saint Paul City Council meeting in September 2023. The Saint Paul City Council eagerly awaits the community's nominations and extends its best wishes to the businesses. A Selection Committee made up of past award recipients will decide on the winners.

Award Categories: 

  • Alice O'Brien Award - Honoring a woman-owned business that is committed to equity and empowerment.
  • Good Neighbor Award - Honoring a business that shows a dedication to improving the community.
  • Traditions Award - Honoring a business that has been active in Saint Paul for at least 20 years.
  • People’s Choice Award - Honoring a business that is recognized for its excellence by Saint Paul residents.
  • New Kid on the Block Award - Honoring a business that has opened in Saint Paul within the last five years.

Nominations must be submitted no later than August 23, 2023, by 12:00 PM CST.  All applications for consideration must be submitted no later than August 25, 2023, by 12:00 PM CST.  Find more information and nominate a business at


Last Edited: July 3, 2023