Award Criteria

Business Person of the Year 
Recognizes an individual (owner or employee) who demonstrates innovations and/or outstanding achievements in all or some of the following: 

·        A history of business success
·        Leadership in business or profession
·        Community involvement (civic pride)
·        Creative business initiatives
·        Recognized as a good employer
·        Professionalism and integrity

Emerging Business/ Business Person
The nominee must be in operation for less than 5 years as of December 31st 2022.    Recognizes excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or professional career in some or all of the following: 

·        Company growth
·        Sales and marketing
·        Customer service
·        Community service
·        A role model for other new entrepreneurs personally and professionally

Innovation Award 
Recognizes an organization or individual who has been in business for at least three years and who has exhibited the successful introduction of an idea, process or initiative that has been proven to make a genuine difference or positive impact on an organization or the community.

Excellence in Business 1- 30 employees 
Recognizes outstanding achievement in some or all of the following: 

·        Research and development
·        Company growth
·        Products and services
·        Market development
·        Sales and marketing
·        Community service (civic pride)
·        Must be in operation for at least 5 years
·        Must employ between 1 and 30 individuals
 

Excellence in Business 31+ employees
Recognizes outstanding achievement in some or all of the following: 

·        Research and development
·        Company growth
·        Products and services
·        Market development
·        Sales and marketing
·        Community service (civic pride)
·        Must be in operation for at least 5 years
·        Must employ 31 or more individuals
 

Excellence in Not-For-Profit   
Recognizes a registered Not for Profit organization which demonstrates innovations and/or outstanding achievements in all or some of the following: 

·        Has exceptional community service and leadership
·        Broadened education of their service
·        Innovative services
·        Community Involvement
·        Promoting Volunteerism
·        Positive contribution to Society

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* 1. Nomination of Choice

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* 2. Nominee Information

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* 3. Why should the nominee be considered?

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* 4. Is the Nominee aware of their nomination?

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* 5. Contact of the Nominator

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