Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Business Award (OBA) -2017, instituted jointly by media units Sambad, Kanak News, Odisha Sun Times, and Radio ChoklateNAK NEWS, Odisha S

un Times and Radio Choklate, was conferred, here on Thursday.

The winners of the first OBA-2017 are Nalco (Heavy Industries), Falcon Marine Exports Ltd.( Agro Industries), Computer Lab (IT Enterprise), Z Estates( Real Estate) Utkal Builders (Real Estate- Runner Up), Swosti Group(Hospitality), Pramod Hotels & Resorts(Boutique Hotel), Lotus Resorts(Eco-friendly Resort), Ruchi( F&B Enterprise), Spice Up(Beverage Brand), Jayadurga Chemicals(SME Enterprise) Shoukeen Mattress(SME Category Promising Brand), Audi,Bhubaneswar(Premium Automobile Dealer), Jyote Motors(Automobile Dealer), Bharat Motors(Automobile Retailer -Runner Up), Homefills(Start-Up), SJ Environmental Soulutions( Social Impact Start-Up ), Digichamps(EduTech Start-Up), City Pharmacy(Innovative Business Venture), Furniture Plaze(Home & Decor), Space Decor(Home & Decor-Runner Up), Boyanika(Handloom Design) Raas(Handloom Fusion), Kalamandir(Fashion Retailer), Rajhans(Fashion Retailer-Runner Up), Lalchand Jewellers(Jewellery Retailer), Naturals(Salon & Spa), Make Up By Romma(Bridal Make-Up), Raj Electronics(Electronics Retailer), Gupta Distributors(Electronics Retailer-Runner Up), Green Chilliyz(Street Food Destination), Paris Bakery(Bakery Chain), Natural’s Restuarant(Indian Cuisine Restaurant), Bling It On!(Western Cuisine Restaurant) Barbeque Nation(Barbecue & Grills), Odisha Hotel(Odia Cuisine Restaurant), Dilip Ray, CMD, Mayfair Group of Hotels(Best Business Person Of The Year).

The OBA is an initiative launched to celebrate 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.