Nominations open for Business Excellence Awards

Public nominations, due on March 22, are now open for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards hosted by the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce.

Public nominations, due on March 22, are now open for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards hosted by the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce.

Award winners, whether they are individuals or organizations, will be voted by the chamber’s board of directors, and would be presented on April 2 at the Nechako Seniors Friendship Centre.

The eight categories are as follows:

 

1. Business of the Year

*A well-run retail business that provides expertise in their field *Markets and advertises effectively

*Stands behind their product or service

*Involved in the community

*Professional, personable, reliable, and quality customer service

 

2. Citizen of the Year

*An area resident who has demonstrated excellence in Vanderhoof’s community service and who has substantially enhanced the well-being of its citizens.

*The achievement may include community service, business and industry, Labour, sports, arts and culture, education, heritage conservation, environment, etc.

 

3. Junior Citizen of the Year

*Presented to a student who is 21 and under from Vanderhoof who has shown leadership in the community in academic, arts, sports or civic activities.

 

4. Community Booster of the Year

*An individual, group, or organization that gives freely of time and energy to enhance our area

* Enthusiastically supports and promotes

*Offers help, support, and guidance to community Vanderhoof and area endeavours

*Contributes to the quality of life in the community

*Recognized by others as a solid citizen

 

5. Home Based Business of the Year

*A well-run home based business that provides expertise in their field

*Involved in the community

*Stands behind their product or service

*Professional, personable, reliable, and quality customer service

 

6. New Business of the Year

*Same criteria as Business of the Year, except the new venture will have been in business for one year.

 

7. Innovator of the Year

* Applies a new technology.

* Has diversity throughout the business

* Creates a new economic base in Vanderhoof and the surrounding area.

 

8. Natural Resource Business of the Year.

* Has to be a logging, mining or agriculture business in the Vanderhoof area.

* Community involvement.

* Excellence in your specific field.

* Stands behind their product or service

 

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