Business Excellence Awards

2016 Business Excellence Awards Gala
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre

Title Sponsor

Buchner Logo

 

 

 

 

It’s the premier event of the year!

Join nearly 300 of Owen Sound and area’s business and community leaders as we celebrate business excellence.

  • Networking Reception
  • Dinner Buffet
  • Entertainment – featuring The Beckett Family
  • Ballroom dancing demonstration featuring students from Dixon’s Dance and Fitness Studio
  • Awards (celebrating local business — and its importance to our region)


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Nomination Categories

The Chamber Awards are open to all business, not only Chamber members. Judging is completely independent (from outside our region). Final selections are based on how well the written submission meets the criteria of each award.

Business of the Year 25+ Employees

Presented to the business which has had an impact on the area of Owen Sound including: demonstrated growth, sales, leadership, an active involvement in the community, good business citizenship, sound employee relations, safety in the workplace, environmental awareness, introduction of a new product or idea, expansion or exportation of goods or services.

Sponsor:

Buchner Logo

Business of the Year 1-24 Employees

Presented to the business which has had an impact on the area of Owen Sound including: demonstrated growth, sales, leadership, an active involvement in the community, good business citizenship, sound employee relations, safety in the workplace, environmental awareness, introduction of a new product or idea, expansion or exportation of goods or services.

Sponsor:

lrg_BDO

SOHO Award (Small Office /Home Office)

One to two person operation that has demonstrated significant business achievement, sustainable financial performance and a high level of customer service.

Sponsor:

lrg_Staples3

 

New Business of the Year

Presented to the best new business that has established in the last 30 months. The business must have shown initiative and innovation in a business venture, has introduced a new product or new idea and demonstrated potential to succeed

Sponsor:

lrg_SuiteSpots Logo-Horiz Final

Service Excellence Award

Presented to a local business or individual — other than the hospitality industry which has its own category — that have shown special consideration for customers, ongoing employee training, high level of community involvement, friendly, honest and approachable service.

Sponsor:

lrg_Best-Western1

Skilled Trade Excellence Award

This award highlights the skilled trade person, contractor or company that raises the standard for the rest of the industry by their quality leadership and customer service.

Sponsor:

RBC_Shield[1]
Young Entrepreneur Award

Presented to a young entrepreneur based on the following: Is 30 years of age or younger, self-employed, has shown initiative and innovation in a business venture, has introduced a new product or new idea and need not have been involved in a year-round business.

Sponsor:

lrg_Georgian-College2

Community Service

Presented to a business or individual for a contribution made within the last year, which has had an active involvement in the community and has demonstrated good business citizenship.

Sponsor:

lrg_Miller Insurance logo for listing
Hospitality Award

Hospitality industry members who have demonstrated impeccable customer service, knowledgeable and courteous staff and superior quality of product.

Sponsor:

lrg_OLG_tertiary_logo

 

Environmental Stewardship Award

Presented to a business that, while pursuing its own commercial goals, has also achieved outstanding results in caring for the environment. Examples of qualifying activities are: reusing or recycling materials and supplies, redesigning products and services and motivating its employees to be more aware of the issues.

Sponsor:

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Community Service ‘Not-for-Profit’

This award is presented to a not-for-profit organization that has recognized a need within our community and who through community responsibility, innovation, growth, sound business practices and community partnerships has served our community with vision and integrity.

Sponsor:

lrg_Kelly Haefling with BMO logo

Length of Service 10 25 50 75 100 125 150

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