Nominations for 2023 Business Awards of Excellence

Deadline for nominations is January 30, 2023 at 11:59pm. Nominate a local business or self-nominate!

Nominations for 2023 Business Awards of Excellence

Deadline for nominations is January 30, 2023 at 11:59pm. Nominate a local business or self-nominate!

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is excited to open the call for nominations for 2023 Business Excellence Awards presented by Bell.

Help us celebrate business success, innovation, leadership, and contribution to our community!

The nomination process remains simple– complete the nomination form below and submit.

Step 1: Review the award categories.
Step 2: Select the Award that best fits your nominee.
Step 3: Submit your nominee’s name and/or business and tell us why you think they deserve to win.

It’s that easy!

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: January 30th, 2023, at 11:59PM

About Our Awards:

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards presented by Bell recognize, celebrate, and profile the accomplishments of Member businesses and individuals.  Nominees must be Members in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Award Category Criteria

Nominees must be Members in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Business Excellence – Small (1 – 10 FTE staff)

Presented to a business that exhibits true business excellence. This business has advanced in economic and/or financial growth through sales/earnings and financial management. They excel in customer service, are a leader in employment creation, diversity and inclusion, seek to continuously improve employee relations, are prominently involved in community affairs and demonstrate a commitment to quality in their operations.

Must be in business for more than 4 years. (prior to January 1, 2018).  Must support a staff complement of 1 – 10 Full Time Equivalents (FTEs).  Must be a Member in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

 

Business Excellence – Medium (11– 49 FTE staff)

Presented to a business that exhibits true business excellence. This business has advanced in economic and/or financial growth through sales/earnings and financial management. They excel in customer service, are a leader in employment creation, diversity and inclusion, seek to continuously improve employee relations, are prominently involved in community affairs and demonstrate a commitment to quality in their operations.

Must be in business for more than 4 years. (prior to January 1, 2018).  Must support a staff complement of 11 – 49 Full Time Equivalents (FTEs).  Must be a Member in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

 

Business Excellence – Large (50+ FTE staff)

Presented to a business that exhibits true business excellence. This business has advanced in economic and/or financial growth through sales/earnings and financial management. They excel in customer service, are a leader in employment creation, diversity and inclusion, seek to continuously improve employee relations, are prominently involved in community affairs and demonstrate a commitment to quality in their operations.

Must be in business for more than 4 years. (prior to January 1, 2018).  Must support a staff complement of over 50 Full Time Equivalents (FTEs).  Must be a Member in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

Business Person of the Year
Presented to an individual in an ownership or management position who exemplifies visionary business management, proactive employee and customer relations, a commitment to strengthening diversity and inclusion, and a dedication to community service.  Nominees must be Members in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

Clean, Green and Beautiful
Presented to a business or organization enriching the life of the community through a combination of public art, beautification, heritage, greening and environmental preservation. Environmental preservation strategies may include recycling, reduced dependency of energy, alternative/active transportation, contribution to the urban forest through demonstrated landscaping and/or “low impact” storm water management.

Project to have been completed within the last 2 years. (January 2020-December 2021).   Must be a Member in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Presented to the owner of a company that has been in business for at least 2 years and is 39 years of age or younger (as of Dec 31, 2021). This person exemplifies innovative business skills, proactive employee and customer relations, and community leadership.  Nominees must be Members in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

Customer Service
Presented to a business or organization that is committed to high standards of customer service. This business or organization delivers exceptional service in their dealings with customers and educates and encourages their staff to improve and excel in matters of customer relations. This business or organization also strives to improve the customer experience through communications, problem solving and innovation.  Nominees must be Members in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

Looking Good
Presented to a business or organization that has completed renovations or restored a property or building that already exists, incorporated green building materials/ processes during a build or renovation and the improvements of this property have shown a positive impact on its surrounding community.

Project to have been completed within the last 2 years. (January 2020-December 2021).  Nominees must be Members in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

GameChanger
The GameChanger is an individual, business, or organization who introduces new offerings, breakthrough solutions or a revolutionary approach to enhance our lives and challenge the status quo. Through their collaborative efforts they inspire Thunder Bay leaders and businesses to think differently about how they serve their clients, employees and community.  Nominees must be Members in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

New Business Excellence
Presented to a new locally owned business that has demonstrated innovation, vision, employment creation and business growth prospects.

Must be in operation for at least one year but within four years (January 2018 – October 2020).  Nominees must be Members in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

Not for Profit Excellence
This award is presented to the organization that exemplifies excellence and innovation in their programs, projects, and partnerships. Their commitment to growth and expanded programs, as well as service, community involvement, sustainable practices and/or job creation/development demonstrates a dedicated focus on achieving their vision and mandate.  Nominees must be Members in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

Quality of Life
Presented to a business or organization for outstanding contribution to the quality of life of a person, group or organization in our community.  Nominees must be Members in good standing of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to view the questions and scoring for the package the nominee will be required to submit.

2023 Business Awards of Excellence Nominations Form

Next Steps:

Upon receipt of your nomination, the Chamber will notify nominees via email and/or by telephone. Nominees will be asked to complete an award application.

Presentation of the Awards:

Business Excellence Awards are presented at our Annual Awards Celebration in 2023. A save the date to follow.

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