Are you innovative? Or are you new and growing? Or does your local focus drive your business model? Do customers rave about your service? Or do you make a difference to the community?
GET RECOGNIZED! We encourage you to have your customers and clients nominate your business for a 2018 Business Excellence Award. Nominations are simple. You can hand them out, promote them on your webpage or place a sticker on your window! Nominations close July 31st, 2018. Nominations will be sorted by the judging team into the following award categories:
The Big Bang An established business that continues to have a strong presence by developing or creating new business programs, platforms and opportunities while continuing to be a contributor to the local community.
Power of Small An emerging or existing innovative small business that has been operating for a minimum of two years and exemplifies entrepreneurial spirit and vision with new products, services or process.
Local Focus A business with significant local focus in their enterprise; be it through manufacturing product locally, or retailing/utilizing products and/or services produced locally and community involvement.
Customer First A business that demonstrates special consideration for their customers, ongoing employee training and a high level of understanding and commitment to service excellence. The hallmark of this award is to be friendly, honest, innovative, approachable customer service on a consistent basis.
Community Builder A nonprofit, club or organization that is active in the local community by making a positive difference, involving active collaboration and engagement with others beyond
Marketing and Communication A business or organization who are innovative in their approach to marketing and promoting their product or service effectively utilizing media and communications on all levels to grow and enhance their business.
Educational Leader Award The University of the Fraser Valley presents this award in recognition of a business or leader who exemplifies educational leadership, encouraging employees to participate in on-going lifetime learning.
What happens when YOU?RE Nominated? You will receive a letter, and a sticker noting your nomination by September 1, 2018. You will be asked to fill out a judging questionnaire that allows the judges to make their independent assessment of you. You will also be asked to supply a 150 word organizational bio and your logo or photo of your business or organization.
All nominees will be highlighted in the Business Excellence Pre-Awards inset in the Mission City Record as well as on the Chamber website and social media.
The Community Votes! For the month of October the community will have an opportunity to vote for you on-line through our media sponsor the Mission City Record. These votes combined with the judges? scores will determine the winner.
Won an Award? Winners will be announced at the 2018 Business Excellence Awards Celebration in January 2019. Winners will be highlighted in a 4 page color insert in the Mission City Record with over 10,000 circulations, telling the story of their success. Winners and their stories will be promoted in the Chamber newsletter during the rest of the year, have access to promote themselves at Chamber luncheons, and be celebrated over the next six months on the Chamber website, social media and e-newsletters.