With 2022 coming to an end, it’s time for nominations in this year’s Best of the Year awards, the Joshies. The purpose of the Joshies is to reward the businesses both in the US and outside the US who have helped the community, have aided with the transitional process of moving, or just been welcome support in your time living in America.

It could be a company that helped you find your feet and get established when you first arrived, it could be your favorite bar or restaurant that made a difference in your life, it could be a delivery service for your favorite snacks, or it could be a company that helps you stay in touch with loved ones, anything at all!

How the Joshies awards work

You make your nominations using the form below, and then from your submissions, I’ll pick five organizations from each of the two categories to go forward and receive votes from the community.

We’ll pick the finalists based on what you input into your nomination, and may get back in touch with you to clarify any extras.

So what are the two categories?

Nominations for a business that helps me move or setup in the US

This category is for those businesses who are helping you out with the transition to US life. Businesses in this category include (but are not limited to):

  • Legal companies and lawyers
  • Banks & Financial institutions
  • Employment assistants
  • Relocation experts
  • Logistics companies
  • Movers
  • Supportive companies
  • Housing
  • Travel & Flights
  • Freight & Shipping companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Storage facilities
  • Credit companies and assistants
  • Licensing organizations
  • ID resources
  • Communication and telecommunication companies
  • Furnishing and equipment companies
  • Shops or other businesses that helped you.

Nominations for a business that made life better after moving

This category is for the businesses that have continued to make your life better since you moved. They could include businesses from the above categories, but could also include:

  • Venues, bars, and restaurants
  • Travel and holiday operators
  • Community groups
  • Events and social networks
  • Tax and financial assistants
  • Business services
  • Personal health and wellness companies
  • Shipping and postal companies
  • Snack, food, and beverage companies
  • Those companies that remind you of home

Some thoughts for your nominations

I don’t want these annual awards to reward only the big businesses, instead, I want nominations for businesses that have made even a small but mighty impact on your life.

The floor is yours!

How to nominate companies in the Joshies

It’s easy, just click here and fill in the nomination form!

Meet the Joshies Winners 2021

With 79 nominees, 10 finalists, and over 400 votes, the Joshies for 2021 truly showed off the best of the best companies who helped people move to the United States and companies who helped make life better after moving. But there can be only one winner of each category, so here they are.