Nominate: Company categories by year (2017)
Nominate: Other awards (2017)
Every year, we ask our readers to nominate companies and individuals for honors in categories including Lifetime Achievement in Business and Entrepreneur of the Year.
Each nominee is put through a stringent independent judging process. The top three finalists are profiled in the special publication in July, with the winner in each category announced at the annual formal banquet. The culmination of the evening is the announcement of the annual Lifetime Achievement in Business honoree, also selected by the outside judging panel.
Back in 2015 after a five year hiatus, the Entrepreneur of the Year award will honor an area individual who took personal and financial risks to make their business dream a reality. The individual must operate within a 50-mile radius of Springfield.
This year's categories: