2023 CoVa BIZ BOB Awards (Best Of Business)

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Welcome to the CoVaBIZ BOB (Best of Business) Awards!

What makes a company successful? Its people? Its profits? Its impact? We consider it a combination of these factors, and we’re fortunate to have many successful businesses here in Coastal Virginia that put our region on the map economically, make our communities more dynamic and set the precedent of what the future of business will look like for our region.

With these awards, we highlight the services that companies use and trust to perform their day-to-day operations, the businesses that are excelling in their industries, the venues and events that make meetings and networking effective, the top professional development programs for taking careers to the next level and the individuals exuding professionalism, innovation and influence throughout their companies and communities.

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Nomination Period: June 13 - July 3, 2022

Voting Period: July 5 - 29, 2022.

The winners will be featured in the Nov/Dec 2022 issue of CoVa BIZ Magazine, just in time to be recognized as one of the best businesses in Coastal Virginia for the year of 2023.

Rules, Tips & Regulations: 


  • Click the green "Nominate" button at the top of the contest page to nominate a business. You will be able to add your nominee using a dropdown menu to assign to the appropriate category. Please scroll through the pre-populated ballot before nominating to check if the business was previously nominated.
  • You MUST submit yout name and email address when nominating to validate your ballot.
  • Your nomination will appear on the ballot within 48 hours to reflect the "write-in" nomination.
  • A business may be nominated in a max of 6 categories and is eligible to win in a max of 3. The Web Content Manager will approve every nomination to determine legitimacy.
  • For nominating businesses, please use the Business Nomination Form. For nominating individuals, please use the People in Business Nomination form. 
  • CoVa BIZ Magazine reserves the right to remove businesses who are nominate in incorrect or inappropriate categories. All nominations will be finalized in their appropriate categories before the voting round begins.
  • Any categories with less than 6 nominated businesses will be removed before the voting period.


  • Vote for as many or as few categories as you would like, each voter is allowed one vote per category for the duration of the contest.
  • You MUST submit your name and e-mail address OR be signed into your pre-existing Vote Vista account for your vote to be counted.
  • At 11:59 p.m. on July 29, no more voted will be accepted.
  • Our contest winners will be those receiving the most votes overall.

Important Note

While businesses are encouraged to promote themselves through all legitimate marketing channels, in an effort to maintain the integrity of the BOB Awards voting process:

  • Any nominated business found to have used a third-party service to unfairly influence their vote count will be immediately disqualified (please be aware of potential scammers who may solicit your business for this purpose).
  • Any nominated business offering discounts, gift certificates or other monetary rewards to customers in exchange for votes will be immediately disqualified.
  • Any nominated business found using a fraudulent voting system will be immediately disqualified.

If you have any questions please contact Web Content Manager,  Kelsey Thomas at kelsey@vgnet.com.

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