2023 Celebration of Business Excellence

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

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 and Customer Experience.
  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.

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 22, 2023 at the Grand Maple Event Centre in Hastings.

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

2023 Award Categories

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS
Retail-based Business

Sponsored by Trent Hills Accounting Services

Recognizes retail businesses 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.

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS
Service-based Business

Sponsored by
Dooher’s Bakery

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
Retail-based Business

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-based Business

Sponsored by
pepper’s Pet Food & Supplies

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. 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.

EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM

Sponsored by
Centre & Main Chocolate

Recognizes businesses* that play an active role in the development of the local hospitality and tourism industry, helping to make Trent Hills a great place to visit. The recipient provides outstanding customer service, high-quality products and/or services, delivers innovative marketing campaigns, and recognizes the importance of hospitality to support the tourism economy in Trent Hills. *Non-profit organizations are not eligible for this award.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Sponsored by
RBC Financial Group

Recognizes businesses that are seen as leaders in finding ways of doing business while doing good for the community. This could include donating time, money, social capital, marketing support, and/or volunteer actions for community causes. The recipient will have demonstrated their community pride by supporting local charities and organizations, events and/or initiatives.

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.

Both non-profit organizations and businesses are eligible for the following awards:

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Sponsored by
Let’s Get Social Canada

Recognizes businesses or organizations that have successfully utilized digital technology to develop, enhance or modify business processes, the customer experience, or employee efficiency. The recipient will demonstrate how their digital transformation has had a significant impact on their operations.

EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Sponsorship Available!

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

Sponsorship Available!

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 awards will also be presented during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 22, 2023:

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY EMPLOYER

Sponsored by Community Living Campbellford/Brighton

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.

CHAIR’S AWARD FOR PERSEVERANCE AND PROSPERITY

Sponsored by the Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce

The recipient of this award will be chosen from amongst all the business nominees that have demonstrated the ability to rapidly adapt and respond to business disruptions, such as the global pandemic. They have shown tremendous skills and have been adept at evolving their practices, policies and procedures, ensuring business viability and/or community contribution.

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

Title Sponsors

Gala Sponsors

Event Sponsors

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