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Business Excellence Award nominations open today

Nominations for the Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Business Excellence Awards open today.

Every year, the awards are a way to highlight the many achievements of Prince George businesses. But this year’s ceremony will be different from years past.

The Prince George Chamber of Commerce ditching the dinner. Get ready to walk the red carpet; the 2017 Gala will feature a theatre-style awards ceremony. Local business leaders – and their families, friends and supporters – will be treated to an evening of glamour.  As the chamber hands out the Business Excellence Awards, the audience will be entertained with live production numbers. This year, dance the night away at the official after-party.

Also new this year, are the voting procedures. At the business excellence awards nominee’s luncheon on September 12, all attendees will have the opportunity to cast their vote on a new paper ballot. This is in addition to the voting ballot each chamber member receives electronically.

Tell the chamber about the local businesses you love. Nominate them online. There are 10 categories :

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD

This individual demonstrates extraordinary entrepreneurial success in starting a new business or in revitalizing a mature company during a period of five years or less.


SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD

This business has consistently provided outstanding customer service.


BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

This Prince George based business has demonstrated outstanding performance, leadership, innovation, management and service over the years but particularly in the past year. Not only does this business provide quality product or service, they have also developed excellent employee-employer relationships and are involved in the community.


BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD

This local business person has a history of significant contribution to the community and is recognized for outstanding achievement in the business world.


ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AWARD

This business or organization demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the environment by considering the impact on the environment in all decision making, product/service development and business practices.


COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

This business or organization coordinates projects, services, and/or events that give back to the community. Their efforts contribute to the social and cultural well-being of Prince George.


INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

This business or organization has developed or adopted an innovative concept, process or product that demonstrates creativity in problem solving and / or business practices.


MICRO BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

This business, has less than five employees, has demonstrated success and innovation over the years and especially within the past year. They provide a quality product or service and conduct their business with professionalism and integrity.


TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY AWARD

This Prince George-based business or organization has delivered a top quality product or service which had worked to promote tourism and hospitality for Prince George and the region.


OUTSTANDING CORPORATE CULTURE AWARD

This business is where everyone wants to work. They create an inclusive and welcoming environment at work that successfully reduces barriers for all. They foster a culture of commitment to employee development that breeds a loyal and healthy workforce.


HELL YEAH PRINCE GEORGE AWARD

In recognition of the wildly popular Facebook page “Hell Yeah Prince George”, this award celebrates people and businesses putting themselves out there as PG Ambassadors. Nominations and voting for this award takes place completely through through social media outside the regular nomination schedule.

Nominations are open until May 19.

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