2022 Business Excellence Awards

Honoring Our Region’s Top Businesses

Join us on October 27th, 2022 at the The Culinary Institute of America

Nominations are Now Open!

For over 20 years, the Business Excellence Awards celebration has attracted hundreds of prominent business leaders to recognize the people and companies that demonstrate unique vision, innovation and achievement in support of our region’s economy. Each year, our award winners prove the impact our business community has on making Dutchess County a great place to live, work, and visit. These companies exemplify innovation, collaboration and service and inspire us all to continue to strive for excellence. They showcase the impact and vital role that businesses large and small play in the overall economic development of Dutchess County. Our award winners are outstanding representatives of the economic diversity in our region’s business community.

Award winners are honored for their creativity, vitality, stability and contribution to Dutchess County growth. Winners have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the business community, impacting the lives of our citizens by creating jobs and increasing the tax base. Over the years, the scope of the Business Excellence Awards has grown to acknowledge leaders in innovation and significant individual contributions towards Dutchess County’s economic resilience and success.


Businesses large and small have the opportunity to gain local recognition and share their achievements at the 2022 Business Excellence Awards. If you know a business or nonprofit organization with an earned reputation for excellence and contribution to Dutchess County and its economic development, we urge you to nominate and share this form. Nominations can be submitted by business owners, business employees or community members.

The 2022 Award categories are:

Entry criteria for each category and submission instructions can be found on the respective nomination form. Completed forms must be returned by August 31, 2022. For additional questions regarding nominations, please contact Amanda Gomes at amanda@thinkdutchess.com.


2021 Business Excellence Awards Winners

The 2021 Business Excellence Awards showcased the fortitude of just a few of the businesses that came together to provide the necessary support, services and connections we all needed during an incredibly difficult year. More than just a testament to the tenacity it takes to stay in business, these four winners proved that innovation, resilience and success are possible when businesses remain committed to their community roots, regardless of the challenges encountered. The award winners were recognized for their ability to thrive, expand, innovate and strengthen the Dutchess County workforce and community in 2021.

Congratulations to:

Small Business of the Year: The Crafted Kup

Large Business of the Year: Tompkins Mahopac Bank

Nonprofit of the Year: Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County

Trailblazers of the Year: Jim & Gina Sullivan – 40 Cannon, Revel 32°

Watch the 2020 Virtual Business Excellence Awards here


Thank you to our 2022 Business Excellence Awards Sponsors!


Corporate Sponsor

Central Hudson Logo


Leader Sponsors

HVCU Logo       NFP logo       Tompkins Logo


Advocate Sponsors

Eastdale Village Logo


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