Winners Announced in 9th Annual Best in Biz Awards

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From Associated Press to Wired, top-tier judging panel scored more than 700 award nominations to crown the best in North American business

Best in Biz Awards 2019 winners announced

“It seems to get harder each year to select the best of the best in Best in Biz Awards,” said Mark Huffman, Consumer Affairs, judging his sixth Best in Biz Awards competition.

Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America, today announced the winners in its 2019 competition. A hallmark of Best in Biz Awards each year, the 9th annual program once again featured a premier judging panel comprised of distinguished members of the press from some of North America’s most respected and recognizable outlets, who evaluated and scored more than 700 nominations to crown the upper echelon of North American business.

Since the program’s inception in 2011, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants have spanned the spectrum, from the most innovative local companies and start-ups to some of the most recognizable global brands. With more than 700 entries, the 9th annual program attracted a record number of entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and spanning all geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2019 honors were conferred in 80 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Customer Service Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product, Best New Service, CSR Program, Event and Blog of the Year.

Gold and multiple award winners in this year’s program include: a4 Media, Aarki, AARP, ADP, AdTheorent, Adzerk, AINS Inc., Appreciation Financial, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas, Asure Software, Best Version Media, Bloomberg Tax, Camp Bow Wow, Caulipower, Certain, Cielo Talent, Citrine Informatics, Constant Contact, CT Corporation, Cvent, Dan Lok Education, Dataminr, Druva, Echosec Systems, Edgenuity, Elite Transit Solutions, EPAM Systems, Epson, ERP Maestro, Federal Signal, Federated Wireless, Fidelity Investments, FLEETCOR, Flo Technologies, GoDaddy, Hypergiant Industries, IBM, insightsoftware, Interactions, John Hancock, Jumio, Kannaway, Kinetica, Kira Talent, Kronos, LabRoots, LadyBoss, League, Lockheed Martin, Lumeon, Makers Nutrition, MemVerge, Metaswitch, Minitab, Nested Bean, Nielsen Global Connect, Ofinno, OnDeck Capital, OptumRx, Orbus, Owl Power Solutions, PeopleScout, Pioneer Landscape Centers, Plate IQ, POWERHOME Solar, Pricefx, QOS Networks, Rapsodo, Ricoh Group, riskmethods, Save the Redwoods League, Search Solution Group, Seismic, Skillsoft, SkyWest Airlines, Spireon, Stonehill, TASC, Tata Consultancy Services, Timeshare Specialists, Transloc, TRUCE Software, UI Path, Vanceo by Wolters Kluwer, Version 2.0 Communications, Vested, Waggl, Waystar, WinWire Technologies, Wolters Kluwer ELM and Zenni. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze award winners in Best in Biz Awards 2019, see:

Once again, Best in Biz Awards recognized the most awarded companies in this year’s competition using a weighted-medal point system. The top spot went to IBM, who won honors in 11 categories (24 points). Makers Nutrition took second place, with 12 points. Two companies tied for third place, with 8 points each: POWERHOME Solar and Wolters Kluwer; and two companies tied for fourth, with 7 points each: ADP and TRUCE Software. For the complete list of the Most Awarded companies, visit:

Each year, winners in Best in Biz Awards are determined based on scoring from independent judging panels assembled from some of the most respected newspapers, TV and radio outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Combining top editors’ and reporters’ unparalleled expertise and experience with the objectivity inherent in the journalistic ethos and further enhanced by the breadth and variety of outlets and reporters represented, Best in Biz Awards judging panels are uniquely able to determine the best of the best from among the hundreds of competitive entries. The 2019 judging panel included, among others, writers from Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, eWeek, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, USA Today and Wired.

Select quotes from Best in Biz Awards 2019 judges:

“It seems to get harder each year to select the best of the best in Best in Biz Awards,” said Mark Huffman, Consumer Affairs, returning to judge Best in Biz Awards for the sixth year. “As a consumer reporter, it is particularly gratifying to me to see so many businesses striving to enhance the customer experience.”

“The winners among this year’s entrants for Executive of the Year have pushed their companies into exciting new verticals and found innovative ways to drive and inspire their teams,” said Andrew Seale, returning to the Best in Biz Awards judging panel for the second year in a row. “They’ve set an example and that’s what makes them the executives of the year.”

“Many of this year’s innovative companies emphasized health, wellness and the environment, so applause to those who are looking out for the future of our world,” says Mari Edlin, a San Francisco Bay Area freelance healthcare writer/journalist, judging her 4th Best in Biz Awards competition.

About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has maintained its premier status as the only independent business awards program judged by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world, from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal. From Aflac to YMCA, past winners in Best in Biz Awards span the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy to Shark Tank participants, mom-and-pop shops, and some of the most innovative start-ups. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 80 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. Entries in the 8th annual Best in Biz Awards International are now being accepted until the final deadline on April 24, 2020. For more information, see:

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