Awards Programs and Events

SmartCEO awards programs celebrate entrepreneurship and the achievements of businesses throughout the region. Winners and finalists of each awards program are covered in SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at high-energy, executive-level events that bring their stories to life. Each event incorporates exclusive networking, upscale cocktail hours, renowned speakers, inspiring videos and, of course, awards recognition.

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The Future 50 Awards program celebrates the region’s fastest growing, mid-sized companies based on employee and revenue growth over the past three years.
The Executive Management Awards program recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of the region’s management all-stars — CFOs, CIOs/CTOs, Chief Legal Offices/General Counsels, Chief Human Resources Officers, and other C-suite executives.
FamilyBusiness MAY
The Family Business Awards program honors family businesses that make up the backbone of the American economy. (Philadelphia)

Brava Awards program recognizes female CEO who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for mentoring and giving back to the community. (New York occurs in September)
Healthiest Company Awards SEPTEMBER
The Healthiest Company Awards program honors companies that have demonstrated a commitment to their employee populations through health and wellness programs.

The Circle of Excellence Awards program recognizes CEOs who have succeeded in taking an aspect of their businesses to a level most companies rarely achieve. (Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia) 


The GovStar Awards program honors Greater Washington government contracting firms and their achievements. (Washington)

CorporateCulture_ProgramTeaser_15 DECEMBER
The Corporate Culture Awards program honors companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.


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The Skyline Awards program honors companies in the Commercial Real Estate industry that are shaping the landscapes and changing the skylines of the cities in which we work and live. (Baltimore and Washington; New York occurs in August)
The CPA and ESQ Awards program honors the leadership, innovation and impact of the region’s most enterprising accountants and attorneys.
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Cornerstone Awards program honors businesses that are not only economic drivers of their communities but also exemplary stewards. (Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington)
MoneyManager_ProgramTeaser_15 OCTOBER
The Money Manager Awards program honors bankers, wealth managers and investors who have demonstrated unrivaled commitment to their clients.