Lists & Awards

Top 250

Survey Period: March – May

The Top 250 is a prestigious list of Hawai‘i’s biggest companies and nonprofits ranked by total gross sales, a key indicator of market share and influence. We have begun our survey process to compile the 2020 list. If you think your organization belongs on this list, please register today for our survey. If your organization has been on the list in years prior, you or someone at your company likely has already received a survey and you do not need to re-register. Uncertain, or cannot find the email link to the survey? Reach out to Associate Editor Cynthia Wessendorf. Here is a recent Top 250 list.

20 for the Next 20

Nominations: March – November

Deadline: November 22
Every year Hawaii Business Magazine selects 20 individuals whose talents, accomplishments and potential set them apart as emerging leaders of Hawaiʻi into the next two decades. These “People to Watch” come from diverse professional fields and are often nominated by peers or leaders. If you know an emerging leader in our community, nominate them for consideration. Here is the recent cohort of 20 for the Next 20.

SmallBiz Editor’s Choice Awards

Nominations: May – December

Deadline: Dec. 31
Each year, Hawaii Business Magazine honors local companies with our SmallBiz Editor’s Choice Awards. Nominees must be based in Hawaiʻi with fewer than 100 employees. Know a great local company that deserves recognition? Nominate it here. Here are profiles of recent winners.

Sustainability Heroes

Deadline: June 16

Hawaii Business Magazine will honor local Sustainability Heroes in its September 2023 issue. We’re looking for local people and organizations that support the Islands’ environment through clean energy, food security, conservation, native habitats and species, watersheds, clean water, re-use and recycling, or in other ways. We’re also open to Hawai‘i-based individuals and organizations that have a significant national or global impact.

Sages Over Seventy

Deadline: August 11

Hawaii Business Magazine wants to celebrate local kūpuna whose passion, drive and wisdom continue to make lasting differences in the Islands. These profiles will be part of our third annual Sages Over 70 feature, which will be published in our November 2023 issue. Past Sages have come from varied backgrounds, such as social justice, architecture, law, politics and banking, but they all are strongly dedicated to public service, whether it’s through their careers, mentoring or nonprofit work.

Most Charitable Companies

Survey Period: July – August

Hawai‘i is a generous community and Hawaii Business Magazine recognizes that generosity with our annual list of Hawai‘i’s Most Charitable Companies. Data for the list is self-reported by each company and the only prerequisites are operating and giving in Hawai‘i. Register here for the next survey. Here is a recent version of the list.

Best Places to Work

Survey Registration: April – October (Closes October 23rd)

Survey Period: November – January

Hawaii Business Magazine is honored to recognize Hawai‘i’s best workplaces. Each company and nonprofit that is nominated is assessed in two ways: by a confidential survey of its employees and an assessment of its benefit and HR policies. If you think your company, large or small, is an outstanding workplace, or you want to know what your employees really think about working for your company, sign up today. Here are profiles of recent Best Places to Work companies.

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