Spotlight Your Local Business Heroes!

Are these businesses in your community that have grown tremendously and created a lot of jobs in recent years?

Nominate them for IC100 awards at and shine a spotlight on your community!

Winners will be selected based on both revenue growth and job creation over a four-year period (2015-2019). To be eligible for this award, a company must be:

  • Be an independently-operated company (not a subsidiary or division of another company)
  • Be a privately-owned, for-profit company that is not a bank or holding company
  • Be headquartered in an urban, under-resourced community*
  • Have revenues of at least $100,000 in 2015 and $1 million in 2019

* ICIC defines an urban, under-resourced community as an area of concentrated poverty within cities with a population greater than 75,000.

Nomination Process

We highly encourage you to use this email template to let your nominees know that you have nominated them for the IC100 awards and encourage them to apply early. If they meet the initial qualifying criteria, we will request that they submit further materials to verify their previously submitted information and secure their position as finalists. Throughout the process, we will keep you up-to-date with regard to your nominees’ status.

Want to share IC100 with your network? Use this two-pager, which provides a deeper look into the program and its impact.

For questions, contact Vi Mai at or (617) 238-3038.

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