Award Categories

NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
Businesses are eligible for nomination in as many categories as applicable.
** Please tell us who you are nominating and why in the boxes below **
 

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* 1. BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should be the Business Person of the Year. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily. 

Criteria: 
* Be the founder, owner, CEO, President or Senior Executive of a company
* Demonstrate positive economic and/or social impact in the community
* Exemplify a civic community leadership role

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* 2. YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should be the Young Entrepreneur of the Year. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria:
* Must be 35 years of age or younger at the time of the nomination
* Consistently demonstrates exceptional and progressive leadership
* Mentors and inspires others striving for success
* Applies innovative thinking to push boundaries and find new/better ways of doing things

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* 3. NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should be the New Business of the Year. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria:
* A new business that has been established in the past 2 years. 
* Provides our community with a quality service/product and has demonstrated themselves a leader and trailblazer their area of expertise.

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* 4. CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Customer Service Excellence Award. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria: Provides exemplary service to their clientele.

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* 5. HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM EXCELLENCE
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Hospitality & Tourism Excellence Award. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria:
* Businesses such as accommodation, Food & Beverage, RV Parks/Campgrounds, Golf Courses, Recreational Facilities, Adventure Tourism Companies, Resorts, Hotels. 
* Tourism business providing exemplary service to their clientele
* Promotes Golden and Area A in relation to their product/service
* Dedicated to providing visitors with the best of what Kicking Horse Country has to offer

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* 6. RETAILER EXCELLENCE
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Retailer Excellence Award. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria: 
* Demonstrates a history of exemplary customer service and has a reputation of excellent product knowledge.

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* 7. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EXCELLENCE
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Professional Services Excellence Award. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria:
* Professional organization or individual providing exemplary service to their clientele such as a Real Estate Agency, Financial, Medicine, Accounting, Law, Alternative Health Care, Dentistry, Engineering, Surveying, Insurance. 
* Dedication, commitment to service, and leadership in their field

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* 8. ARTS & CULTURE EXCELLENCE
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Arts & Culture Excellence Award. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria:
* A business that provides an exemplary product or service in the arts and culture sector such as music, photography, fine arts, crafts, film, graphic design, etc.

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* 9. TRADE SERVICES EXCELLENCE
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Trade Services Excellence Award. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria:
* Organization or individual who provides skilled trade services with exemplary customer service
* Dedicated to their craft
* Recognized for their high quality of work, reliability, work ethic and management.

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* 10. MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Marketing Campaign of the Year Award. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria:
* A business or organization that has successfully executed a creative and industry leading marketing campaign in 2019. 

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* 11. EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Employer of the Year Award. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria: 
* Exceptional commitment to it's employees
* A focus on workplace culture and work/life balance
* Any reason that makes you love working there!

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* 12. NOT-FOR-PROFIT OF THE YEAR
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Not-For-Profit of the Year Award. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria: 
* Incorporated as a legitimate society or charitable organization
* Demonstrates an outstanding contribution to the community
* Shows benefits of service and how they set themselves apart

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* 13. INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE AWARD 
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Inclusive Workplace Award. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria: 
* Demonstrates inclusive hiring practices
* Dedicated to providing training opportunities that increase workplace skills
* Focus on inclusive culture

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* 14. MAYORS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Mayor's Award of Excellence. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria:
* A business or organization that shows leadership in building community involvement and capacity through programs, charitable events, and influences to improve the lives of our citizens.

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* 15. PETER-BOWLE EVANS AWARD
In the space provided below let us know who you are nominating and why you believe they should receive the Peter Bowle-Evans Award. An explanation is not required but nominations that include one will be weighted more heavily.

Criteria: 
This award is named for the late Peter Bowle-Evans who gave thousands of volunteer hours to organize the survey and construction of the road up to the Mt. Seven Lookout that now bears his name. The Peter Bowle-Evans Community Volunteer Award is given each year to a volunteers whose work has made a positive economic impact on our community.

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