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Awards to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC Business and Nonprofit
Executives for Outstanding Work and Dedication to the Region

2022 CEO of the Year Awards

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Washington Business Journal

Deadline Date:

09/28/22 Midnight

Description:

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Awards to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC outstanding business and nonprofit executives in eligible regions to recognize exceptional work, leadership, and contributions to the community. The purpose of this program is to honor outstanding leaders for their impact on the region, efforts towards racial equity, or dedication to philanthropy. The nominees' company must be headquartered in Washington, D.C.; Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, or Prince William counties in Virginia; or Montgomery or Prince George’s counties in Maryland.

The annual CEO of the Year awards are a chance to highlight top leaders in the area that have demonstrated great innovation, strength and perseverance while also maintaining a commitment to the community.

2022 CEO of the Year Categories

  • CEO of the Year (A for-profit CEO who exemplifies skills and leadership widely across all categories.)
  • Nonprofit Leader of the Year (CEO of a nonprofit organization that has made a specific, tangible impact on his/her organization.)
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion (This CEO has made not only a commitment, but clear steps toward racial equity at their company and within the wider community)
  • Small Business Owner of the Year (A small business owner in Greater Washington that exemplifies resiliency in the face of tremendous obstacles.)
  • C-Suite Spotlight Award (A c-suite candidate who has had a major year in 2022 — perhaps a CFO that’s navigated an acquisition, a CMO who launched a major ad campaign, etc.)
  • Lifetime Achievement (A local leader who’s career-long achievements have lifted up the local business community while also making the region a better place to live and work.)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181949

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Honorees of the 2022 CEO of the Year Awards program will be featured in the Dec. 9 issue of the Washington Business Journal. All honorees will be celebrated at an in-person awards ceremony on Thursday, December 8 at the Four Seasons, Washington, DC.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Washington Business Journal is looking for small business owners and top-ranked leaders (typically holding a CEO title) for these awards. You should nominate someone who is an established CEO-level executive, nonprofit executive or small business owner who exemplifies the characteristics exemplified in the descriptions above.

Note: Previous winners of the Washington Business Journal's CEO of the Year award are ineligible for this award.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations are due by Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at midnight.

After the nomination close date, the Washington Business Journal and an independent panel of judges will select the honorees. Honorees will be announced in October 2022.

All honorees will be celebrated at an in-person awards ceremony on Thursday, December 8 at the Four Seasons, Washington, DC. Honoree attendance is mandatory. Past CEO honorees will also be in attendance.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Questions? Contact Caitlin Lyons at celyons@bizjournals.com.

Washington Business Journal
1100 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone 703-258-0800
Fax 703-258-0802
Email washington@bizjournals.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties;   Virginia: Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties ;   Washington, DC

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