Nominations Now Open!
The Kawartha Chamber welcomes BALL Real Estate Inc., Brokerage as our first ever Host Sponsor for the Awards of Excellence & Virtual Social Gala. This tremendous support is greatly appreciated!
We invite you to submit one or more nominations recognizing excellence in the local business community. A pat on the back for a job well done is a great way to show your support during this difficult time. Nominations are not limited to Chamber members. Businesses, organizations and individuals in Peterborough County or the City of Peterborough can be nominated in the categories below. Encourage your colleagues, customers and neighbours to also submit a nomination. Self-nominations are welcome.
Nomination Deadline: May 12, 2021
Citizen of the Year – Sponsored by Herod Financial Services
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 participation and any contribution the individual has made 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.
Commercial Development or Renovation – Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
Recognizes business operators or 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. Exterior and interior appeal will be considered.
Customer Service Excellence – Sponsored by CIBC – Mobile Advice & Commercial Banking
Recognizes business operators that raise customer service to a high level of excellence and would therefore be considered a model for other businesses in the community to follow. The recipient consistently goes above and beyond what is typically expected.
Entrepreneur Innovation – Sponsored by Shop The Lake
Honours a business that excels in the field of innovation and demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit. Successfully incorporating a new idea, device or method; or utilizing the application of better solutions to meet new requirements, internal needs or market needs will be considered. This may include innovative products, marketing techniques, services and/or environmental practices.
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.
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.
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 service, innovative products or services, proven marketing techniques, environmental practices and other factors that lead to excellence.
Service Sector Excellence – Sponsored by ISL Insurance Brokers
Honours a business that excels in the service sector. This may be demonstrated by willingness to go beyond the normal call of duty, effective pre and post-service relationships, exemplary environmental practices, value for money, expanding market share and a high level of expertise. (“Service Sector” includes but is not limited to the trades, health and wellness and professional services. Retailers, tourism/hospitality providers and not-for-profits should be nominated in their respective categories.)
Tourism/Hospitality Excellence – Sponsored by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development
Honours a business that has demonstrated the ability to promote our region as a tourism destination, 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.
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.
If you require a paper form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Chamber at 705-652-6963. Nominations close May 12, 2021.