Saint Paul is seeking nominations for its 3rd annual Business Awards honoring outstanding Saint Paul businesses

Posted on January 14, 2019 - 11:54am

SAINT PAUL – The Saint Paul City Council will begin accepting nominations for its Business Awards January 14, 2019. The business awards recognition was the next step in theCity Council’s Open for Business initiative that started in 2015 to make Saint Paul an even better place to do business.  “Businesses are often the heart and soul of our neighborhoods. The Saint Paul Business Awards is an opportunity to honor their contributions to our communities,” said Council President Amy Brendmoen.

“Our vibrant and diverse businesses community makes St. Paul the incredible place it is – but we often miss the chance to say thank you.  I’m looking forward to recognizing some of our outstanding businesses this year through the St. Paul Business Awards program,” said Ward 2 Councilmember Rebecca Noecker.  Community members, residents, employees and business-owners are encouraged to nominate and/or apply at  Also, read about past award winners and learn more about the categories and criteria for submitting a nomination at

Open to all businesses.  The nomination period for the 2019 Business Awards is from January 14, 2019 to February 15, 2019.  The winners of the business awards will be recognized at a Saint Paul City Council meeting in April 2019.  The City Council looks forward to receiving the community’s nominations and wish nominated businesses the best of luck.  Winners will be selected by a committee made up of past business award winners and members of the community.

Award Categories

  • Traditions Award - Honoring a business that has been active in Saint Paul for more than 5 years.
  • New Kid on the Block Award - Honoring a business that has opened in Saint Paul within the last five years.
  • Good Neighbor Business – 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.

All nominations must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. c.t., February 15, 2019.  All applications for consideration must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. c.t., March 1, 2019.  Find more information and nominate a business at

Contact:          Nhia VangPhone: 651-266-8566 | Email: nhia.vang[at][dot]us