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Review the nominating categories below then nominate for one or all. 

Nomination Process

Complete the nomination form for year 2023

Nominations close Feb 29, 2024

Public votes on nominated business/entrepreneur

Qualified Locations

The State of Virginia

Your Chances

Chance to be featured in the Emerge Magazine

Chance to be in an exclusive Emerge photoshoot

Chance to win the

Emerge Award

Business Meeting

Youth Entrepreneurs

People 17 years old or younger that owned and operated a business in 2023.

Kids in Library
Young Businesswoman
Young Businesswoman

Emerging Entrepreneur

This person has shown growth in all areas of business in 2023. This person should possess qualities such as perseverance, dedication, hardworking, and being a team  player.

Business Meeting

Most Financial Growth

This organization has proven to have the most financial growth in 2023. Their portfolio should show an increase in finances.

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Most Social
Media Growth

This organization has a proven record that shows the most social media growth. This means in followers, engagement, and influence.

Best New Start Up

Know a business that started in 2023 that is amazing. This company started in 2023 and is making waves, changing the game, and getting noticed.

Start up
Helping Hands

Best Non-Profit

Nominate the non-profit organization that helps the community and makes an impact.

Most Influential

Nominate a person or organization that was the most influential in 2023.

Just like empires, companies can come and go with the times. However, there are some that last for ages, and great leadership is the secret. Great leaders have the ability to motivate employees, help others see and believe in a vision, and lead innovation in the company. Having a great leader at the helm is something that all investors, consumers, and employees want. These people or organizations have influence.

Makeup Photoshoot
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