Innovation Refunds Wins Six Awards in 13th Annual Best in Biz Awards

December 21, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Innovation Refunds, LLC, a champion of small business, has received top recognition in six different categories for the 13th annual Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. The company was awarded:

  • Gold for Innovator of the Year
  • Silver for Most Customer-Friendly Company of the Year – Medium Size Company
  • Silver for Most Innovative Company of the Year – Medium Size Company
  • Silver for Small/Medium Business Service of the Year
  • Bronze for Executive Team of the Year
  • Bronze for Founding Team of the Year

The 13th annual program saw intense competition among more than 600 entries from public and private companies, representing all industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada and ranging from some of the most iconic global brands to the most innovative start-ups and beloved local companies. This year’s judges highlighted the winning companies’ breadth and depth of innovation, their novel approaches to employing new technologies, impressive workplace benefits and employee diversity and inclusion programs, as well as continued community involvement and critical investments in environment and corporate social responsibility programs.

“We’re honored to have earned the top spot on the Most Awarded Companies list from Best in Biz Awards and to receive numerous awards that highlight our team at all levels: from the folks who are on the frontlines working tirelessly every day on behalf of small businesses to our managers and leadership team — it’s just fantastic,” said Howard Makler, co-founder and CEO of Innovation Refunds. “This recognition acknowledges our commitment and efforts to this end, and I’m just so proud of our team.”

Since the program’s inception in 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined by independent judging panels assembled each year from some of the most respected national and local newspapers, TV and radio outlets, and business, consumer, technology, and trade publications in North America.

“As in years past, determining winners in some categories was a matter of selecting the very best from among the very good and came down to the smallest details,” said Best in Biz Awards staff. “Each year, the judges are impressed by the innovations, growth, and change emanating from the winning companies and permeating across layers of society, from their employees through clients to local and global communities.”

Best in Biz Awards 2023 honors were conferred in 100 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Customer Service Department, Executive of the Year, PR Executive, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product, Small/Medium Business Service, Best New Product, App, CSR Program, Environmental Program, Website and Film/Video of the Year. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2023, visit:

About Innovation Refunds

Innovation Refunds is a champion of small businesses in America, harnessing the power of unparalleled customer service and cutting-edge technologies. Most recently, Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine selected Innovation Refunds for the 2023 Fortune Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services, ranking No. 36. To learn more, visit, and stay connected on LinkedIn.

About Best in Biz Awards

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has been the only independent business awards program judged by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, judges in the prestigious awards program have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the global economy to some of the world’s most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 100 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit:


Allison Jackson