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Barrie Business Awards Nominations

Call for Barrie Business Award Nominations

Last year was a phenomenal success, and we know that the 13th Annual Barrie Business Awards Gala will be even better!! Right now though, we need YOUR help in finding Barrie’s best & brightest companies. This awards program was initiated to recognize the contribution of local businesses to the continued growth & success of our community. Nominations can be submitted in a variety of categories, & nominee profiles will be collected in the coming months. The awards will be presented November 12th in a black tie gala event that will be a must-attend for all Barrie business people.

The nomination deadline is: 11:59pm on Thursday July  30th, 2015

 

ALL businesses operating within the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce geographical boundaries & ALL Barrie Chamber members are eligible for these awards.

Because some businesses never stop moving forward.
 MazeIt's time to celebrate them.

Do you know any outstanding Greater Barrie area businesses? Nominate Your Associates, Your Peers, or Your Favourite Employer using the form below.

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(or Date of Birth for 4 Under 40 nomination)
(full description of each category is available at the bottom of this page)
AWARDS FOR BUSINESSES:
Retail Sector Business Excellence Award
Development & Manufacturing Sector Business Excellence Award
Service Sector Business Excellence Award
Hospitality & Tourism Sector Business Excellence Award
Not-For-Profit or Charitable Organization Award
New Business Award
Marketing & Promotions Award
Environmental Practices Award
Employer of the Year Award presented by the City of Barrie Mayor
Community Builder Award

Franchisee Award

Going Global Award


AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUALS:
Chamber Entrepreneur Award of Excellence inspired by Arch Brown
4 Under 40
 

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Co-Presented by:

Bell
OLG
PowerStream

Category Descriptions:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to nominate themselves, or you may nominate any individual or business for any of the award categories. Nominees do not need to be members of the Barrie Chamber of Commerce. Achievements in excellence are to be noted for the previous year.

AWARDS FOR BUSINESSES:
Retail Sector Business Excellence Award
- More than 50% of your core business is retail. In recognition of a retail business showing commitment to innovation and excellence in retail through such factors as: innovation in store design (bricks & mortar or online), approach to product mix, presentation/delivery of product, commitment customer service, consistency of product, employee training and overall unique marketplace positioning

Development & Manufacturing Sector Business Excellence Award - In recognition of a business showing excellence in development, construction, and/or manufacturing through productivity and innovation, new product/market development or manufacturing techniques, operational efficiencies, export development/import replacement, human resource/skilled trade development and overall operations

Service Sector Business Excellence Award - More than 50% of your core business is service-sector-based. In recognition of a service business showing commitment to innovation and excellence in service through such factors as: innovation in store design, approach/efficiencies in service delivery, commitment to top quality customer service, consistency of service, employee training and overall unique marketplace positioning

Hospitality & Tourism Sector Business Excellence Award - In recognition of an accommodation, attraction and/or food business, who has improved the allure of the community for residents and tourists alike, by demonstrating commitment to excellence in hospitality/customer service, quality and consistency of product/service and overall guest experience

Not-For-Profit or Charitable Organization Award - In recognition of a not-for-profit or charitable organization that exemplifies entrepreneurial spirit, with demonstrated excellence and growth in programs, services and overall returns to community. Achievements could include: all aspects of volunteer management, fundraising initiatives, transparency, operational efficiencies, marketing & promotion, and community engagement

New Business Award - In recognition of a new Barrie business having the greatest impact to the local economy and community as a whole within the previous 12-months as demonstrated through achievement in company growth through sales, employment, client acquisition and awareness

Marketing & Promotions Award - In recognition of a business who has implemented a multi-media, marketing, or design campaign that has been outstanding, innovative and noticeable, resulting in a demonstrated positive impact on awareness and/or sales growth of their own company within the last year

Environmental Practices Award - In recognition of a business that demonstrates an environmental philosophy and responsibility throughout their operations and in their relationships with their employees, suppliers/customers and the community as a whole. Achievements could include the adoption of new practices that encourage the sustainable use of renewable resources; demonstrating that being a leader in sustainability makes good business sense; and/or protection of environmentally sensitive areas or the implementation of new initiatives resulting in positive environmental impacts

Employer of the Year Award presented by the City of Barrie Mayor - In recognition of a business that exemplifies excellence in its employee focus and development. Achievements could include: job creation, employee on-boarding, training & support programs, morale and job satisfaction initiatives, recognition & reward programs, and overall commitment to professional and personal employee development and success. A business whose skills and training initiatives best harness the talent of its people, embrace diversity, and support employee success.

Community Builder Award - In recognition of a business whose community investments have yielded the greatest social return on investment. Achievements could include company policies and practices that demonstrate accountability and responsibility to the communities in which they operate; and/or an initiative that demonstrates sustained and long-term commitment to improving the quality of life in the community; etc..

Franchisee Award - In recognition of a franchisee who has established a profitable franchise, leveraging their relationships and expertise, and creating new avenues of growth for their business, which may have been expanded out to their wider network. For franchisees that go above and beyond in their commitment to deliver the best customer experience. They will demonstrate that their  strategies have resulted in measurable improvements to their business  on top of what would be the standard for their franchise network. Their impact may include services to the local community. 

Going Global Award - In recognition of a business that has implemented export strategy that has positively affected its bottom line. Demonstrated innovation through product/service development and commercialization leading to an expansion of global markets. Product and/or service must be manufactured and/or delivered from Barrie. Demonstrated ability to establish strategic partnerships and/or distribution to networks to exponentially grow export sales. Proven ability to create new jobs.

AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUALS:

Chamber Entrepreneur Award of Excellence inspired by Arch Brown - For the person who best exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit - a true passion for building something great from nothing and pushing themselves to the limits to achieve big goals. The entrepreneur will have a demonstrated record of business excellence through innovation in product or service, organizational growth and profit record, customer service, job creation and employee development, market served and overall positive returns to the local economy and community.

4 Under 40 - designed to recognize individuals in our community who are under the age of 40 and who are making their mark in the Barrie area. Their individual achievements may be recognized through business success, community involvement and/or contributions to the not-for-profit sector. We look for compelling stories that highlight business and community leadership. Must be between the age of 18 and 39 as of the current calendar year. Must be doing something extraordinary to significantly improve their business non-profit organization, or something that directly benefits the local or global community.

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