Taking nominations for Mission’s annual business excellence awards

The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce honours excellence in the business community at a semi-formal elegant event the third Friday in October.

The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce honours excellence in the business community at a semi-formal elegant event the third Friday in October.

In order for this prestigious event to take place, we ask that members of the community come forward to nominate those businesses they feel are deserving of recognition for their outstanding achievements.

Businesses can be nominated in the following categories:

Business of the Year (>15 employees)

Given to the organization that best exhibits excellence in business. The business will have a strong history in the community, continued growth and innovative strategies, as well as market leadership in its sector. Criteria will include strategy, future growth plans, employee relations and local community involvement and contributions.

Business of the Year (<15 employees)

To the organization that best exhibits excellence in small business. The business will have contributed to the growth of the community through their products, services, and customer service. Nominations will be judged on the total benefit brought to the community through this business.

Business Leader of the Year

Honours the individual business person that has been a leader in moving the district forward and has been responsible for improvements to the community. Selection criteria include demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, quality workmanship, professional mannerism and exemplary customer service to the business and community.

Non-Profit Association of the Year

Recognizes the organization making a significant difference in our local community in terms of fundraising and the number of local people affected. Criteria include collaboration with other community organizations and strategies to implement creative solutions to community challenges.

Customer Experience Award

Celebrating the best in customer service, customer retention, and customer relationship management. The award will go to the company that can demonstrate that it is truly “customer-focused”.

Home Based Business Award

Recognizing a home based business that has contributed to Mission community and shows achievement in new or innovated products or services.

Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

Recognizing a business that shows achievement in some or all of the following: new or innovative product or service, or manufacturing technique, job creation, growth potential and market served.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Celebrating an entrepreneur under the age of 35. The nominees will be judged in their company’s success and growth potential, innovation, participation in new economic activities and community involvement.

Nominating a business is easy – simply download a nomination form at www.MissionChamber.bc.ca, fill it out and drop it off at the Chamber office.