Winners Now Announced in 10th Annual Best in Biz Awards

2020 winners announced

“In this wild year, it’s amazing to see companies still innovating, adapting, and thriving,” said Christopher Null, Wired, having judged seven of the last 10 Best in Biz Awards programs. “There’s so much in the business world that is inspirational right now.”

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 10th annual competition. Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, this year saw a particularly strong field of entries from public and private companies of all sizes and spanning all geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada, ranging from the most recognizable and admired global brands to the most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies – proving North American business’ resilience and continuing innovation and growth.

“2020 marked the 10th annual Best in Biz Awards and – with a continuing global pandemic – was also a year like no other in the program’s 10-year history. Since the awards’ inception in 2011, Best in Biz Awards judging panels have seen new trends develop and new industries flourish. We have seen our winners grow into global companies, be acquired or acquire others, and relentlessly bring to market new inventions. We have continued to be inspired by their positive impact – on the environment, their customers, employees and communities,” said Julia Zamorska, founder and CEO of Best in Biz Awards. “In that respect, this year – despite being so unique – was also no different. Once again, this year’s winners are an inspiration, and showcase agility, resilience, innovation, growth and the drive to help others no matter what.”

Best in Biz Awards 2020 honors were conferred in more than 90 different categories, including Company of the Year, Most Resilient Company, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Customer Service Department, Executive of the Year, Operations Executive, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product, Best New Product, App, CSR Program, Crisis Management Program, Marketing Program and Annual Report of the Year.

Gold and multiple award winners in the 10th annual program include: ADP, Applause, Appreciation Financial, BairesDev, Bausch + Lomb, BELFOR Holdings, Best Home Healthcare Network, BillingPlatform, BigTime Software, Blue Raven Solar, Bug Bite Thing, Captains, CarParts.com, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Chowbus, Clorox, Concentrix, Copado, CSS Corp, Curaleaf, Darktrace, Diligent, Edifecs, Encamp, EPOS, Epson, FiberRise, GoDaddy, GoTab, The Honest Company, ibi, IT Veterans, The Jockey Club, LBMX, Lumeon, Makers Nutrition, Matterport, Merchants Fleet, Movers + Shakers, N2WS, NIC, Not Impossible Labs, Ontic, Pegasystems, Power Digital Marketing, POWERHOME SOLAR, Premier Dental, PROS, Red Hat, Ricoh USA, Ripcord, riskmethods, Spireon, SPOC Automation, SPS Commerce, Teltech Systems, Toast, TrueBlue, Trulieve, United Wholesale Mortgage, Viral Nation, Ware2Go, WinWire Technologies, Wolter Kluwer Compliance Solutions, Wolters Kluwer Lien Solutions, WorkWave, Young Living Essential Oils, Xenophon Strategies and Zonar Systems. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze award winners in Best in Biz Awards 2020, see: https://www.bestinbizawards.com/2020-winners.

Once again, Best in Biz Awards recognized the most awarded companies in this year’s competition using a weighted-medal point system. For the 10th annual competition, this included 10 most awarded companies. The top spot went to POWERHOME Solar with 14 points. Wolters Kluwer took second place, with 10 points. The remaining top 10 most awarded companies were: Appreciation Financial, BairesDev, Best Home Healthcare Network, Clorox, RB, riskmethods, Teltech Systems and Young Living Essential Oils. For the complete list of the Most Awarded companies, visit: https://www.bestinbizawards.com/2020-most-awarded/.

Since the program’s inception in 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels assembled each year 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 variety of outlets 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 2020 judging panel included, among others, writers from Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, USA Today and Wired.

Select quotes from Best in Biz Awards 2020 judges:

“In this wild year, it’s amazing to see companies still innovating, adapting, and thriving,” said Christopher Null, Wired, having judged seven of the last 10 Best in Biz Awards programs. “There’s so much in the business world that is inspirational right now.”

“Corporate resiliency has never been more important than in 2020 and the winning entries in the 10th annual Best in Biz Awards have impressive accomplishments in this area,” said Mark Huffman, Consumer Affairs, having judged six of the last 10 Best in Biz Awards competitions.

“Tough choices in the 10th annual Best in Biz Awards because all participating companies were deep with talent and flowing with results, but in the end those that most discernibly and directly impacted the most people won out for me,” said Bob Makin, Courier News, judging his second Best in Biz Awards competition.

“2020 has been a year defined by a need for resilience. Companies have faced unprecedented hardship and disruption because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, and have responded with grit, innovation, and compassion. Businesses have risen up to meet unforeseen challenges on the fly, showing adaptability, creativity and toughness,” said Joseph Pete, Times of Northwest Indiana, judging his second Best in Biz Awards program. “It was tough to choose between so many worthy and inspiring entries and all of the entries deserve acclaim.”

About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has been 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. Over the years, judges in the premier awards program have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the global economy to some of the world’s most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 90 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. Entries in the 9th annual Best in Biz Awards International are now being accepted until the final deadline on: April 23, 2021. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.