Business Awards of Distinction


2017 BUSINESS AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

Award Categories

2016 Business Awards Categories:

Business of the Year:  (1-5 employees)

Honors a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community.

Business of the Year:  (6-25 employees)

Honors a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community.


Business of the Year:  (26-49 employees)

Honors a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community.


Business of the Year:  (50 employees or more)

Honors a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community.


Diversity Leadership Award

Recognizes best practices in attracting a diverse work force, engaging with the community in a way that encourages diversity and creating an inclusive environment.

Excellence in Workforce Development
(2 categories; business under 50 employees & businesses over 50 employees)

Recognizes a business, under 50 employees and a business over 50 employees that has demonstrated excellence and best practices in the skill development of their employees. 

 

Community Spirit Award

This award recognizes a business that has demonstrated exceptional commitment to developing, nurturing and enhancing community spirit through its actions and clearly demonstrating a commitment to sustained and continuous community betterment and stewardship.

 

Not For Profit of the Year:  (must be a registered not for profit)

Honors a not for profit business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community.

Young Professional of the Year: 

Honors a business professional under the age of 35 who has excelled in business; exemplified leadership and entrepreneurial skills.


New Business of the Year:  (in business for less than 3 years)

Honors a new business (3 years or less from the date of incorporation) that has achieved outstanding business performance in a short period of time; demonstrates exceptional promise of continued growth; and serves as an inspiration for other new businesses.

 

Excellence in Innovation & Technology Award: 

Honors a business that exemplifies successful innovation; demonstrates vision in the development of new technologies, products and/or services; and demonstrates the ability to take risks.

 

International Export Award: 

Honors a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in exporting products or services outside of Canada’s borders.

 

Social Enterprise Award: 

Honors a business that develops or delivers programs, services or products that improve human and environmental well-being.  For example, creating employment opportunities, helping to address homelessness and / or addressing other social challenges.



Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:




The 2016 Business Awards of Distinction was a fantastic success!  Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and congratulations to both the nominees and award recipients.
To view the complete list of 2016 nominees 
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