Key Business Award Categories

CATEGORIES

 

Tourism & Hospitality

A business, organization or individual(s) that: supports the tourism and hospitality industries and actively encourages the growth of the Greater Westside as a must-see destination. The nominee offers and/or promotes an outstanding visitor experience and increases the visibility of the Greater Westside.

 

Community & Public Service

An individual, group or non profit organization whose participation in the community has significantly benefited others. The nominee has contributed by giving back to the community with time, product, donations and/or support.

 

Aboriginal 

An Aboriginal business that exemplifies entrepreneurship and demonstrates outstanding contribution to the ideals and vision of First Nation people. The Aboriginal owner must have a 51% or better share in the business.

 

New Business

Established within the last 24 months, ending December 31, 2018, that is demonstrating business excellence in any or all of the following areas: Growth and success within first two years of operation, created new employment opportunities, sound employee relations, a commitment to customer service, commitment to safety in the workplace and/or a commitment to the broader community.

 

Young Entrepreneur 

An entrepreneur 30 years of age or younger who has initiative and innovation in any or all of the following areas: Demonstrated innovation through the establishment of a new business, product or idea or has introduced new concepts or strategies within an existing organization helping it to be successful, has developed a solid business plan that has led to individual and business success and/or has sound business practices, including marketing and promotional strategies, product research, customer commitment, employee relations and community involvement.

 

Small Business – Service or Retail (under 15 employees)

A small business with less than 15 employees, the nominee has demonstrated excellence in quality, value, innovative marketing and customer service. This business is proactive in market trends, provides a variety of products, stands behind its products and services, demonstrates a good value for the price and establishes good relationships with its customers.

 

 Large Business – Service or Retail (16 + employees)

A large business more than 16 employees, the nominee has demonstrated excellence in quality, value, innovative marketing and customer service. This business is proactive in market trends, provides a variety of products, stands behind its products and services, demonstrates a good value for the price and establishes good relationships with its customers.

 

Platinum Service Provider

A business that provides consistent service excellence, worthy staff and/or products that go above and beyond customer expectations to achieve that ultimate customer event. The business establishes trust by keeping clients well informed, offering proactive service and a positive, enjoyable experience.

 

Sustainable Green Business
Created to recognize businesses and organizations that successfully implement environmentally sustainable practices as part of their overall business plan. The award aims to further educate business owners about the benefits of integrating green strategies in their business.

 

Performing Arts  

Nominees in this category enrich the performing arts through their own performances and/or the development of other performers. They may also have experience in performing in front of an audience including but not limited to, theatre, drama, music (including producers, composers/songwriters, conductors, dance/choreographers, comedy and magic.

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