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Deadline for Submission is May 15th

The Corporation for New Milford Economic Development’s Annual “Best of the Best” Celebration honors New Milford businesses.


This year, the focus is on the small businesses that form the backbone of our local economy and personify the spirit of entrepreneurship, pride and success. 


The awards will recognize the achievements of small businesses in New Milford and honor their significant contributions as drivers of economic growth for our community.

Nominees should be a person or business that:

  • Contributes to the economic health of the community through exceptional business practices and customer service;

  • Demonstrates a high level of community involvement through participation in civic and community projects and activities;

  • Participates in professional, business and trade associations;

  • Provides positive encouragement for employees to participate in community activities through company policy and process.


Nominees must be an independently owned and operated for-profit business based in New Milford with up to 40 full-time equivalent employees (FTE’s)*, and have been in business for more than three consecutive years. 


Categories include:

  • Small Business of the Year Award

  • New Business of the Year Award (began operations between January 2021 to now)

  • Small Business, Big Heart Award

  • Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year Award

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