Bhubaneswar: Odisha has broken the shackles of being one of the poorest states in India to become the most preferred investment destination. Sambad Group has launched an initiative to recognise the pioneering efforts of the individuals/groups/organisations in putting the state on a global map in the shape of Odisha Business Awards (OBA).
The one-of-its-kind initiative invites nominations that will be adjudged the winner in each category based on online polling validated by a panel of external jury members.
The award conferred by one of the credible media outlets in Odisha is not restricted to few fields in business contributing significantly to economy or to have created ripples from the very year of its inception.
The OBA – a joint initiative by Sambad, KANAKNEWS, Odisha Sun Times and Radio Choklate – will be bestowed in 27 different categories. They are:
Excellence in Hospitality
Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
Casual Dining Joint of the Year
Cafeteria of the Year
Street Food Destination of the Year
Bakery/Confectionery of the Year
Excellence in F&B Processing
Excellence in Retail (Electronics)
Excellence in Retail (Fashion)
Excellence in Handloom Design
Excellence in Retail (Jewellery)
Excellence in Retail (Home Decor)
Excellence in Retail (Departmental Store)
Excellence in Retail (Automobile)
Excellence in Grooming/Beauty & Wellness
Excellence in Real Estate
Excellence in Industrial Practice (Heavy Industry)
Excellence in Mining Practice
Excellence in SME & Cottage Industry
Start-up of the Year
Innovative Business Venture of the Year
Excellence in Agro Industries
Excellence in IT
Odisha’s Favourite Mall
Odisha’s Favourite Cinema Experience
Nightspot/Disco club of the Year
Business Person of the Year
The contenders can send their entries by September 6 and the winners will be announced during the award ceremony on September 20.
OBA aims at celebrating the success stories of business organisations of Odisha that are in the endless pursuit to not only carve a niche for themselves but also generating employment opportunities.
For further details pertaining to participation and eligibility criteria, log on to www.oba2017.kanaknews.com or can send queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, dial 9178461721 for more information.