Celebrate and honour the achievements of the Trent Hills business community by nominating a business or organization for their commitment to excellence.

Shine a spotlight on exceptional businesses and individuals! Nominations are open from February 20 to March 22, providing everyone with the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work, innovation, and dedication that make our local businesses thrive.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Nominations are limited to businesses or organizations located in Trent Hills, OR who are members of the Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce.
  2. Nominations may be submitted by customers, businesses, employees or individuals. Self-nominations are permitted with the exception of the following categories: Excellence in Business, Customer Experience and Emerging Entrepreneur.
  3. A nominee may be nominated for a maximum of two categories, so long as the criteria is applicable to the nominee. 
  4. All nominees must confirm acceptance of their nomination and complete a Nomination Questionnaire. Failure to do so will make the nomination null and void. The questionnaires will be sent to nominees upon receipt of the nomination.
  5. Nomination forms must be submitted by Friday, March 22 at 4 pm, online or by mail to Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce, 51 Grand Road, PO Box 376, Campbellford, Ontario, K0L 1L0. You can email your nomination form to: admin@trenthillschamber.ca

Please contact the Chamber if you experience any technical difficulties completing your nomination. Phone us at 705-653-1551 or email admin@trenthillschamber.ca

The Celebration of Business Excellence Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the Grand Maple Event Centre in Hastings.

2024 Award Categories

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS

Hospitality

Sponsored by Debra M. Wright Coaching & Consulting

Recognizes hospitality businesses for high achievement and outstanding performance in three or more of the following areas: customer/guest service; job creation; workplace environment; growth in business; product quality or craftsmanship; new and innovative products, services and/or manufacturing techniques.

“Hospitality” focuses on businesses that offer accommodations, dining, and other related services to guests or customers. This sector includes hotels, restaurants, bars, event venues, and travel-related services.

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS

Retail

Sponsored by TD Canada Trust

This award recognizes retail businesses for high achievement and outstanding performance in three or more of the following areas: customer service; job creation; workplace environment; business growth; product quality or craftsmanship; new and innovative products, services and/or manufacturing techniques.

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS

Service

Sponsored by
Bennett’s Furniture & Mattresses

Recognizes businesses in the service industry for high achievement and outstanding performance in three or more of the following areas: customer service; job creation; workplace environment; growth in business; product quality or craftsmanship; new and innovative products, services and/or manufacturing techniques.

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Hospitality

Sponsored by
A Step Above – Footcare

Recognizes hospitality businesses that set a high standard of excellence in customer/guest service, retention and satisfaction. The recipient has demonstrated an ability to stand out from the rest, creating a customer/guest experience that sets an exemplary example for others to follow.

“Hospitality” focuses on businesses that offer accommodations, dining, and other related services to guests or customers. This sector includes hotels, restaurants, bars, event venues, and travel-related services.

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Retail

Sponsored by
Allen Insurance Group

Recognizes retail businesses that set a high standard of excellence in customer service, retention and satisfaction. The recipient has demonstrated an ability to stand out from the rest, creating a customer experience that sets an exemplary example for others to follow.

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Service

Sponsored by
Let’s Get Social Canada

Recognizes businesses in the service industry that set a high standard of excellence in customer service, retention and satisfaction. The recipient has demonstrated an ability to stand out from the rest, creating a customer experience that sets an exemplary example for others to follow.

EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR

Sponsored by
Kinch Eddie Litigation

Recognizes new businesses that have achieved significant success in one to three years of operation (January 2021 to December 2023). The recipient will have implemented a vision and pursued strategies that promote, enhance and sustain awareness of their business and their brand to increase sales, overcome obstacles, and understand and meet the needs of their customers.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Sponsored by
Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

Recognizes non-profit organizations that exemplify excellence in service to the community. They have an established reputation for innovation, strategic partnerships, effective volunteer management, successful marketing and promotions, delivery of exceptional programs and services. The recipient will have demonstrated measurable results for the betterment of the organization and the community.

Non-profit organizations and businesses are both eligible for the following awards:

DIGITAL INNOVATION

Sponsored by
Eastlink

Recognizes businesses or organizations that excel in harnessing digital technology to improve operations. Successful nominees showcase innovative use of technology to enhance efficiency, elevate customer experiences, and boost employee productivity. Examples include the effective use of digital marketing tools, such as data-driven analytics, personalized email campaigns, and targeted online advertising, as well as impactful social media strategies that effectively connect with and engage customers.

EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Sponsored by
the General on millpond

Recognizes businesses or organizations that understand the role of diversity and inclusion as being essential to the growth, structure, and continued success of any organization. The recipient will have demonstrated creating an environment that is inclusive and respectful; they go above and beyond to reduce barriers for all.

EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE WELLNESS AND CULTURE

Sponsored by
HJW Bookkeeping Limited

Recognizes businesses or organizations that excel while demonstrating a commitment to the physical, intellectual, and emotional support of employees through the work environment. Their commitment to health and safety, team development and team well-being fosters a loyal and healthy workforce.

The following award will also be presented during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 20, 2024:

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY EMPLOYER

Sponsored by Inclusion Northumberland

The sponsoring organization will select a business as a recipient that demonstrates strong values and practices towards hiring person/persons with an intellectual disability, dedicated to enriching the lives of others through employment.

Nomination forms must be submitted by Friday, March 22 at 4 pm, online or by mail to Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce, 51 Grand Road, PO Box 376, Campbellford, Ontario, K0L 1L0. You can email your nomination form to: admin@trenthillschamber.ca

Presented by the Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce with the generous support of our sponsors:

Celebration Sponsors

Gala Sponsors

Event Sponsors