Back by popular demand, the 2017 B2B Expo will feature the People’s Choice Best Local Brand Award for its third year in a row.

Best Local Brand Award

There will be one first-place winner in two different categories:

  • Best Local Brand – Commercial Business
  • Best Local Brand – Nonprofit Organization

Best Local Brand Winners are:

Commercial Business

Mark Pardo SalonSpa Received 1384 votes!

Women of Light ConventionRunner up with 1090 votes.

Nonprofit Business

Best Buddies Winner with 217 votes!

Albuquerque Economic Development Received 135 votes to become the runner up.


Voting for the top 3 winners in each category began March 27th and was available through the date of the event at 6:30 PM. Each top winner was announced at the 10th Annual B2B Event on April 25th.


Best Local Brand winners in each of the two categories will receive:

  • EXHIB-IT! – Best Local Brand Crystal Award ($200 value)
  • EXHIB-IT! – Retractable Banner Stand, including design and printed graphic ($625 value)
  • 770KKOB – One 30-second Commercial spot, including writing and production (airtime is separate) PLUS an Exhibit Booth Space at one of the Quarterly Net @ 5 Networking Events ($1000 value)
  • Albuquerque Business First – Open Rate Ad Package for the 2017 weekly edition of Albuquerque Business First. NOTE: Ad(s) must be camera ready and to specified sizes. Space must be reserved three weeks before publication date. Email to redeem. ($5000 value)


Deadline for entries has passed. On March 24, 2017, the top 3 finalists in each category were announced and all applicants notified. Finalists were placed online for Open Voting by the community beginning March 27, 2017, with online voting ending on April 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Winner was announced LIVE at 6:45 PM.


  • Must be an established, locally-owned (New Mexico only) nonprofit organization or a for-profit commercial business.
  • Enter no later than March 17, 2017. No late submissions will be accepted. (Deadline has passed for entries)
  • Submissions must be complete and include uploaded logo/branding examples.

Congratulations to our 2016 Winners

Commercial: NM Escape Room

Nonprofit: Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM rmhc_newmexico_150px


EXHIB-IT!'s annual B2B event is a great opportunity to showcase your business to the Albuquerque networking community as well as introduce yourself to other local businesses and strengthen business relationships you've already started. HUNDREDS attend each year. It truly is a "don't miss" event.

Steve Reimann, Sales ManagerKNKT 107.1 FM

The B2B Expo NM is by far the largest collective of local talented entrepreneurs under one roof, and a great event for critical business-to-business networking. I loved it!

Shawna Baker, Solopreneur and Commercial PhotographerShawna Baker Photography

The relationships I have developed through the strategic networking at DJ's B2B Event has been an asset for our business. There has always been fantastic energy and collaboration at every event. People, this is one event you do not want to miss!!!

John Reimann, Account ManagerFastPark & Relax

The business to business aspect of the event is fantastic! It really gives us a chance to
showcase our food and service while in a relaxed, inviting environment. We have made many connections and gained new catering clients and restaurant customers every year.

Miia Hebert, Catering and Marketing DirectorGarcia's Kitchen

The ability to interact with other businesses and the support of local charities makes this a very worthwhile event. We very much look forward to being a Platinum Sponsor at the upcoming 10th Annual B2B Expo.

Gregg Russell, Business Link RepresentativeMelloy Dodge

EXHIB-IT's Annual B2B event is probably one of my favorite and absolute MUST-ATTEND events I look forward to each year. The connections I have made at this event are truly priceless, and have catapulted my business forward.

Maralyn Beck, Chief Digital StrategistBRAVE Social

Exhib-it’s B2B Expo is THE networking event of the year. This is our fourth year as an exhibitor and sponsor because it’s the one event in which we participate that always results in expanding our brand AND our client base. Each year’s event improves over the last!

Toby Younis and Shelley CarneyVideotero, LLC