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Devon Business AwardsGROUP

Employee of the Year - Devon
Description

This award recognizes an employee who shows some or all of the following: a deep knowledge of the business/products, exceptional work and customer service; outstanding workplace accomplishments/awards; and active involvement in community and industry.

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Devon & District Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Knowledge of the business 25.0%
Exceptional work 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Large Business (11+ Employees) - Devon
Description

This award recognizes a business of 11+ employees that shows some or all of the following: innovation and creativity in business (sales, marketing, diversification, products/services); proven business sustainability and/or growth (employees, markets, locations); outstanding business accomplishments/awards; and active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Devon & District Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and Creativity 25.0%
Sustainability and Growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Legacy Business (20+ years) - Devon
Description

This award recognizes an individual or a business that has been in operation for 20 years or more (established on or before January 1, 2003) showing some or all of the following: proven growth and contributions to local employment and community; outstanding accomplishments/awards; and active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Devon & District Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Contribution to local employment 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Small Business (1-10 Employees) - Devon
Description

This award recognizes a small business of 1-10 employees that shows some or all of the following: innovation and creativity in business (sales, marketing, operations, products/services); proven business sustainability and/or growth (employees, markets, locations); outstanding business accomplishments/awards; and active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Devon & District Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Young Business Leader (Individual) - Devon
Description

This award recognizes young business people, age 40 (born on or after January 1, 1983) and under who shows some or all of the following: significant accomplishments in their careers; examples of innovative or creative business ideas (sales/marketing, operations, products/services); growth in their career and leadership abilities; and active involvement in the community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Devon & District Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Significant business accomplishments 25.0%
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Career growth and leadership 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%

Leduc Business AwardsGROUP

Agriculture/Food Business of the Year - Leduc
Description

This award recognizes an Agriculture/Food business that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (production, and/or processing, operations, and/or sales and marketing); Proven business sustainability and/or growth (employees, markets, locations); Outstanding accomplishments in agriculture and/or food industry; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments in agriculture, aquaculture, and/or value-added food processing 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Arts & Culture Organization of the Year - Leduc
Description

This award recognizes an Arts & Culture organization (business or not-for-profit) that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (production, offerings, operations, and/or sales and marketing); Proven business sustainability and/or growth (employees, markets, locations); Outstanding accomplishments/awards in and/or contributions to the arts and culture sector; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Business of the Year - Leduc
Description

This award recognizes a business that demonstrates a commitment to fostering a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workforce and community by being a leader in at least one of the following: Commitment to a diverse workforce (exemplary efforts to recruit, retain and promote from a wide range of socio-demographic backgrounds and lived experiences); Ensuring equity (Providing equal and fair opportunities to access to resources, career advancements, and receive fair compensation. Working to remove barriers to equity through policy and procedures and providing needs-based resources.); Fosters inclusive culture (Established as a supportive place of business that honours and respects diverse identities and experiences contributing to a feeling of belonging within the organization or community.); Prioritizes accessibility (Works to identify, remove and prevent barriers surrounding one or more of the following: products, services, communications, employment standards and physical spaces.)

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Initiatives and/or Policies 25.0%
Organizational Practices 25.0%
Inclusive Culture 25.0%
Prioritizing Accessibility 25.0%
Large Business of the Year - Leduc
Description

This award recognizes a business of 11+ employees that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (sales, marketing, diversification, products/services); Proven business growth (employees, markets, locations); Outstanding business accomplishments/awards; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Legacy Business of the Year - Leduc
Description

This award recognizes a business that has been in operation for 20 years or more (started on or before January, 2003) that shows some or all of the following: Business must be in operation for at least 20 years; Proven business growth and/or contributions to local employment; Outstanding business accomplishments/awards; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Contribution to local employment 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Not-for-Profit of the Year - Leduc
Description

This award recognizes a not-for-profit organization who shows some or all of the following: Incorporation as a legitimate society or charitable organization; Sustained growth (employees, clients, volunteers, programs/services); Dedicated focus on achieving their vision and mandate; and active involvement and leadership in community (other groups/organizations, business, associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Significant accomplishments 25.0%
Dedication to achieving vision and mandate 25.0%
Sustained growth 25.0%
Involvement in leadership and community 25.0%
Small Business of the Year - Leduc
Description

This award recognizes a small business of 1-10 employees that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (sales, marketing, operations, products/services); Proven business growth (employees, markets, locations); Outstanding business accomplishments/awards; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Startup Business of the Year - Leduc
Description

This award recognizes a new business, started less than 5 years ago (started on or before January 1, 2018) that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (sales, marketing, operations, products/services); Sustainable business growth (employees, markets, locations); Overcoming start-up challenges; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Overcoming start-up challenges 25.0%
Business growth and sustainability 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Tourism/Hospitality Business of the Year - Leduc
Description

This award recognizes a Tourism/Hospitality business that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (experiences, services, operations, and/or sales and marketing); Proven business sustainability and/or growth (employees, markets, locations); Outstanding business accomplishments/awards in the tourism industry; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Proven business sustainability 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Young Business Leader of the Year - Leduc
Description

This award recognizes young business people, age 40 (born on or after January 1, 1983) and under who shows some or all of the following: Significant accomplishments in their careers; Examples of innovative or creative business ideas (sales/marketing, operations, products/services); Growth in their career and leadership abilities; and Active involvement in the community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Significant business accomplishments 25.0%
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Career growth and leadership 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%

Wetaskiwin Business AwardsGROUP

Agriculture/Food Business of the Year - Wetaskiwin
Description

This award recognizes an Agriculture/Food business that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (production, and/or processing, operations, and/or sales and marketing); Proven business sustainability and/or growth (employees, markets, locations); Outstanding accomplishments in agriculture and/or food industry; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments in agriculture, aquaculture, and/or value-added food processing 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Arts & Culture Organization of the Year - Wetaskiwin
Description

This award recognizes an Arts & Culture organization (business or not-for-profit) that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (production, offerings, operations, and/or sales and marketing); Proven business sustainability and/or growth (employees, markets, locations); Outstanding accomplishments/awards in and/or contributions to the arts and culture sector; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Business of the Year - Wetaskiwin
Description

This award recognizes a business that demonstrates a commitment to fostering a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workforce and community by being a leader in at least one of the following: Commitment to a diverse workforce (exemplary efforts to recruit, retain and promote from a wide range of socio-demographic backgrounds and lived experiences); Ensuring equity (Providing equal and fair opportunities to access to resources, career advancements, and receive fair compensation. Working to remove barriers to equity through policy and procedures and providing needs-based resources.); Fosters inclusive culture (Established as a supportive place of business that honours and respects diverse identities and experiences contributing to a feeling of belonging within the organization or community.); Prioritizes accessibility (Works to identify, remove and prevent barriers surrounding one or more of the following: products, services, communications, employment standards and physical spaces.)

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Initiatives and/or Policies 25.0%
Organizational Practices 25.0%
Inclusive Culture 25.0%
Prioritizing Accessibility 25.0%
Large Business of the Year - Wetaskiwin
Description

This award recognizes a business of 11+ employees that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (sales, marketing, diversification, products/services); Proven business growth (employees, markets, locations); Outstanding business accomplishments/awards; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Legacy Business of the Year - Wetaskiwin
Description

This award recognizes a business that has been in operation for 20 years or more (started on or before January, 2003) that shows some or all of the following: Business must be in operation for at least 20 years; Proven business growth and/or contributions to local employment; Outstanding business accomplishments/awards; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Contribution to local employment 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Not-for-Profit of the Year - Wetaskiwin
Description

This award recognizes a not-for-profit organization who shows some or all of the following: Incorporation as a legitimate society or charitable organization; Sustained growth (employees, clients, volunteers, programs/services); Dedicated focus on achieving their vision and mandate; and active involvement and leadership in community (other groups/organizations, business, associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Significant accomplishments 25.0%
Dedication to achieving vision and mandate 25.0%
Sustained growth 25.0%
Involvement in leadership and community 25.0%
Small Business of the Year - Wetaskiwin
Description

This award recognizes a small business of 1-10 employees that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (sales, marketing, operations, products/services); Proven business growth (employees, markets, locations); Outstanding business accomplishments/awards; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Sustainability and growth 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Startup Business of the Year - Wetaskiwin
Description

This award recognizes a new business, started less than 5 years ago (started on or before January 1, 2018) that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (sales, marketing, operations, products/services); Sustainable business growth (employees, markets, locations); Overcoming start-up challenges; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Overcoming start-up challenges 25.0%
Business growth and sustainability 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Tourism/Hospitality Business of the Year - Wetaskiwin
Description

This award recognizes a Tourism/Hospitality business that shows some or all of the following: Innovation and creativity in business (experiences, services, operations, and/or sales and marketing); Proven business sustainability and/or growth (employees, markets, locations); Outstanding business accomplishments/awards in the tourism industry; and Active involvement in community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Proven business sustainability 25.0%
Outstanding accomplishments 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
Young Business Leader of the Year - Wetaskiwin
Description

This award recognizes young business people, age 40 (born on or after January 1, 1983) and under who shows some or all of the following: Significant accomplishments in their careers; Examples of innovative or creative business ideas (sales/marketing, operations, products/services); Growth in their career and leadership abilities; and Active involvement in the community and industry (charitable/community groups, non-profits, business/professional associations).

Requirements

Chamber members (excluding Chamber Board members) may nominate themselves. All nominees must be an active employee within a member business or be a member business that is in good standing of the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members with current representation on the Chamber Board of Directors do not qualify for nomination. Businesses and/or individuals may only win in one award category. Previous nominees/winners can be nominated in the same category as years past. The Chamber is committed to follow up on all nominations.

Tips for successful entry:

  • Short, concise sentences.
  • Include specifics or measurables (i.e., percentages, statistics, metrics, etc.)
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Significant business accomplishments 25.0%
Innovation and creativity 25.0%
Career growth and leadership 25.0%
Involvement in community and industry 25.0%
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