Category: Awards Event


If you’re proud of the workplace you’ve created, take a few minutes to apply and let Inc.Magazine declare your company one of the best places to work in America.

To participate in the 2019 Inc. Best Workplaces award, your company must meet each of the following qualifications:

  • Be privately-owned
  • Independent (not a subsidiary or division of another company)
  • Based in the United States
  • Have at least 10 employees
  • Been in business at least 3 years

There are a few limited exceptions to the requirements. Please email our team with any questions:

Why Apply?

For nearly 40 years, Inc. magazine has been devoted to recognizing America’s most dynamic businesses and honoring the great things they do. Last year, nearly 250 companies made the cut and were honored in print or online.

2019 honorees of Inc.’s Best Workplaces Awards will enjoy the following benefits:

  • National Recognition: Be honored as an employer of choice, and elevate your firm’s employer brand.
  • Visibility & Media Exposure: Be featured in the June issue of Inc. Magazine, get a dedicated company profile on, and receive national and local coverage from the likes of Yahoo! Finance and Businesswire.
  • Greater Productivity: Drive engagement and enthusiasm of current employees while sending a clear message that the culture of your company is a primary strategic priority. Improve recruiting opportunities with prospective employees.
  • Invaluable Insights: Learn what your employees are really thinking with a company overview filled with valuable information you can use to improve your day-to-day operations and workplace environment.
  • One-Year Subscription: As part of your application you will receive a one-year subscription to Inc. magazine, the leading business publication with news, tools, and advice to help you succeed.

How It Works

  1. APPLY
    Take your first step towards recognition and towards receiving invaluable insights on how you can make your workplace even better. You can apply hereApplication Deadline: February 14, 2019.
    Your employees will respond to the Best Places to Work survey. The number of employees that respond to the survey, along with an audit of the organization’s benefits, are used to determine the company’s overall score and ranking. Survey deadline: March 12, 2019.

    The list goes live on early June and in the June print issue. All applicants will be notified via email in mid-May if they have made the list or not. All applicants will also receive a customized company culture snapshot report, based on employee feedback.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2019
For full application details see our FAQs here.
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Honorees will be recognized during Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Week


WASHINGTON – Sept 14, 2009 – In an aim to recognize leaders that embody dedication to community service and volunteerism, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), in partnership with Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), all volunteer-driven organizations; will bestow six public sector leaders with its highest honor in community service, the Community Leadership Award, during its 10th Annual Community Leadership Awards of Excellence reception.

The Award is designed for individuals who have shown commitment to public service and serve as role models to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The 10th Annual Community Leadership Awards – distinguished honorees are: Eric H. Holder Jr. – 82nd Attorney General of the United States, U.S. Dept. of Justice; The Honorable Barbara Lee – United States House of Representatives, California-9th District; Jane Oates – Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration for the U.S. Dept. of Labor; Pearlie Reed– USDA Assistant Secretary for Administration, at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; Blair Underwood – Actor, Producer, Author & Community Activist; Annie P. Whatley – Acting Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Dept. of Energy.

“The Community Leadership Awards is an opportune time to recognize national leaders who dedicated their careers to public service and goodwill that impacts America and the world positively,” said Dwayne Ashley, President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund. “This platform enables us to show our appreciation to these individuals for their commitment to community service and being examples that our students can look up to.”

The reception will be held on September 24, 2009 at the Galleria at Lafayette Center; 1155 21st St NW, Washington D.C., from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Event sponsor, Moet Hennessy; will provide a check presentation to TMCF of proceeds from the Hennessy 44 Limited bottle sales commemorating the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

This event will be hosted by Cynne’ Simpson who serves as news anchor on ABC 7/WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C.