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Nominations are now closed, finalists will be announced in January 2019



There are 10 categories to choose from when nominating an organization for the Arcus Awards.


The Ameren Corporate Citizenship Award honors a company, organization or institution for enhancing the quality of life and making positive changes that impact St. Louisans across the social, cultural and economic spectrum through philanthropic giving, community involvement by employees, and/or partnerships with state and local governments.

The BMO Harris Bank St. Louis Spirit Award honors a company, organization or institution for risk-taking, advancing an innovation, cutting-edge technology, or industry best practice that extends St. Louis’ rich history and global reputation as a hub of innovation and forward-looking vision.

The Arcus Award for Achievement in Regional Economic Impact honors a company, organization or institution for creating new, quality jobs in the St. Louis Region between the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Nominees may be, but are not limited to Commercial, Retail, Manufacturing, Health, biosciences and any type of for-profit or not-for-profit business in the metropolitan St. Louis region. Nominees would be from all three areas of enterprises (Small, Medium, and Large) and would be sorted into the appropriate subcategories upon receipt of the completed nomination form. 

The Arcus Award for Achievement in Workforce & Talent Development honors a company, organization or institution for exemplary work in the area of workforce and talent development, by providing innovative solutions by leading programs and/or initiatives that make sustainable change in the region.

The Arcus Award for Achievement in Inclusive Business Solutions honors a company, organization or institution for exhibiting exemplary work in the area of inclusive business solutions by providing either a corporation or diverse business owner; achieving measurable growth in the business enterprise over a one-year period and/or has implemented an innovative solution which has included a diverse business enterprise.

The Arcus Award for Achievement in Entrepreneurship honors a company, organization or institution for providing leadership through the launch or growth of a start-up company, contributions to forming early-stage capital, or supporting entrepreneurship training.

The Arcus Award for Achievement in Technology honors a company, organization or institution for developing and using technology in areas which include, but are not limited to, advanced manufacturing, biosciences, entrepreneurship, financial services, health, inclusion, innovations, robotics, AI, etc. 

The Arcus Award for Achievement in Infrastructure & Transportation recognizes a company, organization or institution that has shown leadership and creativity for their innovative programs relative to transportation and infrastructure in the St. Louis region

The Arcus Award for Achievement Public Policy honors a company, organization or institution for providing leadership through the creation of a program or initiative that unites the public and private sectors to advance and secure policy necessary to make St. Louis a better place to live, work and invest. Examples of leadership in public policy may include coalitions or initiatives that reduce crime and increase public safety; create true equality for economic opportunity; strengthen connectivity within our region and to the rest of the world; attract, cultivate and retain talent; and bring about good government. 

The Arcus Award for Achievement in Cultural Engagement honors a company, organization, or group for the best example of leadership in organizing and successfully presenting a sporting event, festival, exhibition, media reporting, etc. which showcases the St. Louis region in a positive light; garnering local, national and/or international attention or recognition.