ALBUQUERQUE, NM –– Time is running out to Enter New Mexico’s Best Local Brand Award Contest on or before Friday March 17, 2023, at 4 PM.  You can enter here:

The top winner of each category (Commercial and Nonprofit) will receive a total of $9,000.00 in advertising to showcase the brand’s efforts and impact in New Mexico. There is no application cost and companies, including startups with fast growth and mature businesses, and Nonprofits, with a great brand in the state of New Mexico can enter.

Winners for the nonprofit and commercial categories will be unveiled at the Annual B2B Event on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at Isleta Resort & Casino. Entries for the B2B Expo Best Local Brand Award will be accepted through 4:00 PM on March 17, 2023.  Be sure to be attend the event and register for your ticket today as winners are announced live at the event.

The applications for the Best Local Brands will be judged by NM American Marketing Association. The Top Three finalists in each category will be announced on March 27, 2023. The public will then select the top winner in each category through People’s Choice voting, which begins online on March 30, 2023, at

The People’s Choice voting runs through April 18, 2023, at 6:30pm.  

According to host of this event, CEO of EXHIB-IT!, DJ Heckes, “It has been way too long  since we have been able to host this large in person event and companies and nonprofits now, more than ever, need to showcase their businesses and nonprofit organizations and share how they use their brand and market their brand to the public. If you have a great brand, you should be sharing it.  This is a community service event contest that we host annually except through Covid timelines and a way to give back to the community.” Each Top Winner will receive $9,000 in advertising value from the sponsors ABQ Business First, Cumulus Media Networks, Lamar Advertising and EXHIB-IT!

The People’s Choice awards at our Virtual 2020 Event went to KESHET CENTER FOR THE ARTS for the Best Local Nonprofit Brand, PIZZA 9 for the Best Commercial Brand.