Best Local Brand Award


Best Local Brand Award

The 2022 B2B Expo will feature the Best Local Brand Awards for the 9th year in a row.

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




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

  • EXHIB-IT! – Best Local Brand Crystal Award ($200 value)
  • EXHIB-IT! – Retractable Banner Stand, including design and printed graphic ($625 value)
  • 770KKOB and MAGIC 99.5 – 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 2022 weekly edition of Albuquerque Business First. NOTE: Ad(s) must be camera-ready and to specified sizes. Space must be reserved three weeks before the publication date. Email to redeem. ($5000 value)

    KKOB News Radio       Albuquerque Business First


  • Official online entry forms for both commercial and nonprofit organizations were published and made available on this website as of July 1, 2021, with an official entry deadline of no later than March 11, 2022.
  • On March 18, 2022, the top 3 finalists in each category will be announced and all applicants notified.
  • Finalists will be placed online for Open Voting by the community to begin February 21, 2022, with an end date of Event April 19, 2022, at 4:00 PM.
  • Winners will be announced LIVE at 4:15 PM from the virtual stage at the B2B Expo.


  • Must be an established, locally-owned (New Mexico only) nonprofit organization or a for-profit commercial business.
  • Enter by no later than March 11, 2022. No late submissions will be accepted.
  • Submissions must be complete and include uploaded logo/branding examples.



The winners in each of the two categories for 2019 were:



Best Local Brand 2019 Winners


How to Enter

Contestants may enter via one of our two online submission forms:

All entries must be received by EXHIB-IT! no later than March 11, 2022, at 5:00 PM MST to be eligible. No late entries will be accepted. To confirm your entry was received, please call Ashley Ferrell at 505.999.1884.

News Radio KKOB and Magic 99.5FM

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

I LOVED last year’s B2B event. I made new connections, gained valuable knowledge that I continue to use today, and met new prospects who became clients. We are proud to sponsor the 2020 event again this year!

Dena CrainMenicucci Insurance
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