Member Investor Awards

Each year, Aspire recognizes members for their outstanding efforts in their industry, to the community and for our organization.
Aspire Johnson County + Chamber Alliance


All business awards are presented at the Celebrate Aspire event. We welcome your nominations!

How to Nominate
  • Please click below to submit the appropriate nomination.
  • We cannot guarantee that incomplete nominations will be sufficiently evaluated. We invite you to make an appointment with Aspire staff for assistance completing the form.
  • A confidential selection committee, comprised of successful business owners, Aspire board directors and economic development officials, will score each submission. Committee members are selected for their business acumen and experience.
  • Please contact Tricia Bowman with any questions or concerns.
2024 Awards

Nominations Open: Monday, March 18

Nominations Deadline: Wednesday, April 10 at 5 p.m.

2024 Business Success Award
Non-Profit and For-Profit

This award celebrates business success for non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Nominees must demonstrate qualified success in more than one of the following areas: growth and stability; commitment to quality; creative/unique solutions to challenges; and entrepreneurial spirit.



2024 Diversity in Business Award

Nominees for this award must have contributed to harnessing diversity within their workforces and actively taking the lead to promote and champion the business case for diversity within the community or their industries. This award celebrates diversity and inclusion in the workforce.


2024 Green Business Award

This award celebrates a company that demonstrates qualified success in more than one of the following areas: social and environmental responsibility, climate justice, green living or green products. Nominees must show how they are building an economy that is sustainable, healthier and more prosperous.


Previous Winners


For-Profit - ASAP Payroll Service

For-Profit - Spotlight Strategies

Non-Profit - Coffeehouse Five

Non-Profit - Imagination Library of Johnson County

Excellence in Talent Development - Independence Village of Greenwood


For-Profit, 1-49 Employees - Hoosier Brewing

For-Profit, 50+ Employees - Indiana Foundation Service

Business Success Non-Profit - Festival Country Indiana

Excellence in Talent Development, 1-49 Employees - ALL IN Painting

Excellence in Talent Development, 50+ Employees - AECOM Hunt


Business Resilience Award, Less Than 10 Employees - Middle Davids Artisan Candles

Business Resilience Award, 10-49 Employees - Grafton Peak Catering

Business Resilience Award, 50+ Employees - The Garrett Companies

Business Resilience Award, Nonprofit Organization With Less Than 10 employees - Resources of Hope

Business Resilience Award, Nonprofit Organizations With 50+ Employees - Franklin College