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Awards to Colorado Businesses in Eligible Counties to
Acknowledge Outstanding Workplaces for Employees

2022 Best Places to Work Award

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Denver Business Journal (DBJ)

Deadline Date:

11/22/21 11:55


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Awards to Colorado businesses in eligible counties to honor outstanding workplaces for employees, particularly during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The awards are intended to recognize companies that take their workers' needs and health into consideration and provide a beneficial atmosphere for employees. Nominated companies must be located in the Denver metro area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties).

Nomination Benefits:

  • Recognition by Denver Business Journal - the region's business media company of record - can set a business apart from its competitors and make the business more visible in the community and to potential partners and investors.
  • If the business makes the list, it sends a message of success to employees and prospective employees, and gives the company the opportunity to recognize workers for their contributions to success.
  • The awards event will be memorable and a valuable opportunity to meet and network with other award-winning companies and community business leaders.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182774

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Best Places to Work rankings as well as snapshots of some of the companies will appear in an upcoming edition of the Denver Business Journal and honored at the Best Places to Work event.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Each company must have a minimum of 10 employees to participate.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for nominations is November 22, 2021.

The Best Places to Work rankings as well as snapshots of some of the companies will appear in the May 6, 2022 edition of the Denver Business Journal and honored at the Best Places to Work event held Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Nominated companies will need to have a specified number of employee surveys completed by November 22, 2021. Quantum Workplace will let the company’s survey contact know what that number will be.

Nominees must agree to participate in a Denver Business Journal interview and the April 27, 2022 awards presentation in order to be honored and recognized online, in the weekly print edition and at the event.

Please note the contact information provided must be that of the nominee and nominee company officials. Public Relations firms nominating clients must provide the direct contact info for the nominee and should inform their clients of the nomination.

This is a four-fold nomination and survey process:
- Step One: Fill out the information below by Monday, November 22, 2021. Only one nomination per company. No extensions.

- Step Two: Quantum Workplace, an independent employee engagement organization, will email the survey contact supplied in Step One the week of November 27, 2021 to set up the “Employee Engagement Survey”. Employee email addresses will need to be uploaded into the online portal by your HR Contact provided below.

- Step Three: Employees will need to respond to the survey which will be sent directly from Quantum by Friday, January 7, 2022.

- Step Four: Once the survey period ends, Quantum will send the total scores for each company to Denver Business Journal. Companies will then be grouped into 5 categories based on number of employees. The highest scoring companies within each category become 2022's Best Places to Work.

Contact Information:

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

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For more information about the nomination process or the event, contact Deborah at or 303-803-9278.

For information about event sponsorships, contact Stacey Sedbrook, VP of Sales, or 303-803-9250.

Denver Business Journal
1660 Lincoln Street
Suite 2300
Denver, CO 80264

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USA: Colorado: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties

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