Business Growth Awards

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Fastest Growing Business | Innovator of the Year | Nonprofit Organization | Start Up of the Year

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2023 Business Growth Awards

The Vancouver Business Journal is excited to announce the 18th annual Business Growth Awards event on May 23rd 2023! After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we were forced to cancel the BGA event that year and held a virtual event in 2021. We are excited to be able to recognize the exceptional growing businesses in Southwest Washington with a live and in-person event again this year.

After many businesses suffered losses and attrition during the pandemic, we saw more and more businesses grow, expand, and become increasingly profitable in 2021. We can’t wait to see what 2022 brought and recognize all those amazing businesses.

The Vancouver Business Journal’s annual Business Growth Awards program recognizes start-ups and growing businesses in Southwest Washington. Join us in celebrating and encouraging business growth in our region. The Awards are open to businesses located in Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania counties.

Since its inception in 2005, hundreds of businesses — including local branches of national corporations, locally headquartered international companies, sole proprietors, and family-owned businesses, as well as single-location, privately held retailers — have been recognized and honored.

Fastest growing businesses are recognized in three categories: in business 1 to 5 years; 6 to 10 years; and in business more than 10 years. Additionally, we recognize a start-up business, innovator of the year and a nonprofit organization. All entries are confidentially reviewed by a panel of experts. Submitted information is based on growth, year over year(s) comparison example 2022 v. 2021.