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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Barrie Business Awards

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

DEADLINE: Friday, July 29th,2016

To nominate a Barrie Business please click here

2016 Award Categories

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

Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award of Excellence 

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.

Young Professional of the Year Award 

Designed to recognize an individual in our community who is under the age of 40 and who is 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.

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. 

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

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

Employer of the Year awarded by the Mayor of the City of Barrie 

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 and reward programs, and overall committee 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.

Environmental Practices Award 

In recognition of a business that demonstrates an environmental philosophy and responsibility throughout their operations and in their relationship 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 implementation of new initiatives resulting in positive environmental impacts.

Small Business of the Year Award 

In recognition of a small sized business (1 - 50 employees) that demonstrates an outstanding achievement in some or all of the following: Research & Development, Company Growth, Products & Services, Market Development, Sales & Marketing, Community Service.

Large Business of the Year Award 

In recognition of a medium to large sized business (over 50 employees) that demonstrates an outstanding achievement in some or all of the following: Research and Development, Company Growth, Products and Services, Market Development, Sales & Marketing, Community Service.

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.

To nominate a Barrie Business please click here.

 DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Friday, July 29th,2016


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