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Economic Impact Awards

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Join SBJ for a celebration of the year's Lifetime Achievement in Business honoree and recognition of those companies and individuals making a strong impact on the local economy.

Event Date: July 20, 2023

Location: Oasis Convention Center

Time:   5:30 p.m.

Purchase Tickets: Tickets are not yet available for this event

Every year, we ask our readers to nominate companies and individuals for honors in categories including Lifetime Achievement in Business and Entrepreneur of the Year.

Nominate for 2023 now!

Nominate a company

Nominate an individual

Nomination deadline for 2023 is Apr. 7, 2023.

Each nominee is put through an independent judging process. The top three finalists are profiled in the special publication in July, with the winner in each category announced at the annual banquet. The culmination of the evening is the announcement of the annual Lifetime Achievement in Business honoree, also selected by the outside judging panel.

Economic Impact honors are awarded in five categories based on years in business. In addition, the event will honor:

Businesses in the following categories:

  • Charitable Non-Profit of the Year
  • Philanthropic Business of the Year

Individuals in the following categories:

  • Community Involvement Champion of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement in Business

Business or Individual:

  • Business Advocate of the Year

If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy Egger: or call 417-831-3238. 

Click here to view past honorees.


Hal Higdon


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