Business of the Year Award

Annually, the Community Development Department awards the Business of the Year Award to recognize local businesses and nonprofits that exemplify the core values of innovation, resilience, collaboration, resourcefulness, diversity, equity, inclusion, environmental sustainability or community support.

The City recognizes the indispensable contributions of local business on our community, encourages economic growth and facilitates local business support.

The City is currently accepting nominations for 2024 Business of the Year. If you own a business in Arcata or want to nominate an outstanding business, please fill out the nomination form located here.

Congratulations to the 2023 Business of the Year winner: The Hospice Shop

For more information about the Hospice Shop please check out their website: https://www.hospiceofhumboldt.org/hospice-shop or better yet, visit their store at 575 H Street, Arcata. 

Thank you to everyone who nominated a local business to be considered for this years award.  We look forward to awarding another great Arcata business next year!

Septentrio Winery during an event with lights and people2022 Business of the Year - Septentrio Winery

 Estebans Mexican Restaurant's Food Truck Logo

2021 Business of the Year - Esteban's Mexican Restaurant


Cafe Brio viewed from outside2020 Business of the Year -Cafe Brio

 Ecogroovy Deals Location on the Plaza2019 Business of the Year - Eco-Groovy Deals


An event with people happening in the interior of Northtown Books2018 Business of the Year - Northtown Books