The Kawartha Chamber’s Awards of Excellence Gala is an annual event held in November each year. This event allows business professionals to come together and celebrate local businesses that make our communities unique.
Nominations are now being accepted for these prestigious awards. Please consider recognizing a business, organization, or individual that has exceeded your expectations, or is excelling in their respective field.
Any business, large or small, located in Peterborough County, or within the City of Peterborough can be nominated.
Click on the links below for nomination forms. Nomination Deadline: Monday, September 11th, 2017.
Awards are Presented in Nine Categories:
Citizen of the Year – Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
This prestigious award recognizes and honors a person that has been a leader in moving our region forward and has been responsible for improvement to and well-being of the community, beyond personal or business gain. In addition to why the individual is being nominated, the application should include information on background, business involvement, community involvement and any involvement the individual has had in other businesses, associations, trade organizations or community organizations. The impact that the nominee has had on the overall community is extremely important. The award will be given to an individual and not to an organization or association.
Young Professional – Sponsored by Community Futures Peterborough
This award honours a young professional under the age of 35 who demonstrates innovation, risk-taking, entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional leadership, resulting in a sustainable business with capacity for ongoing growth. This person is an owner or an employee of influence within the business and is a role model for other young professionals.
Outstanding Business Achievement – Sponsored by County of Peterborough
This prestigious award recognizes and honours a business that has been a leader in moving our region forward and is deserving of the term “Outstanding Business.” It recognizes businesses which make significant strides in development as demonstrated by expanding market share, product/service innovation, environmental practices and/or employee relations.
Recognizes business operators and property owners who make a significant contribution to the overall image of the region through physical improvements, or an ongoing effort to maintain high aesthetic standards.
Customer Service Excellence – Sponsored by CIBC
Recognizes business operators that raise customer service to a level of excellence and would therefore be considered a model for other businesses in the community to follow.
Entrepreneur Innovation – Sponsored by Gastles – Registered Patent Agents
Honours a business that has excelled in the field of innovation through the use of innovative products, marketing techniques, service and/or environmental practices. Other criteria include demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit in the form of risk taking and leadership.
Not-For-Profit Excellence – Sponsored by Darling Insurance
This award recognizes a not-for-profit organization that exemplifies excellence in service to the community. The organization has an established reputation for innovation, strategic partnerships, effective volunteer management, successful marketing and promotions, delivering exceptional programs and services, and achieving measurable results for the betterment of the community.
Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Nexicom
Honours a business that has demonstrated retail excellence. Considerations for nomination should include: a high level of sales, a high level of customer services, innovative products or services, proven marketing techniques, environmental practices and other factors that lead to excellence.
Honours a business that has demonstrated the ability to promote our region as a tourism destination point, and/or provide exceptional service in the hospitality field. Considerations include: guest services, unique regional promotions, quality of facilities, environmental practices, signage and staff knowledge of the region.
Nominations for the Business Awards of Excellence close Monday, September 11th. Recipients will be announced at the 18th Annual Awards of Excellence Gala on November 3rd at Elmhirst’s Resort – reserve your tickets now.
Any business, large or small, located in Peterborough County, or within the City of Peterborough can be nominated. Self nominations are accepted, and encouraged!
Please Note: If you have trouble submitting the nomination form, please check to make sure www.jotform.com is not being blocked by your firewall or an app. If you have trouble with the nomination form, you can send your nomination by email. Click here to email.