613 473 1616

Friday October 14, 2022  Madoc Kiwanis Hall
The First  Annual Business Excellence Awards will be the Chamber’s premier event and a must-attend night for business owners in the Region! This is a celebration of business excellence, recognizing Chamber members who have made exceptional contributions through their involvement and leadership in the community. It is a time for the business community to come together and show their appreciation towards business and organizations that have helped shape Central Hastings.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Every year, the Business Excellence Awards will be attended by members, including the area’s most respected and recognized industry leaders. Organizations of every size are represented, from international companies to mom-and-pop shops.
Eligibility
Nominees must be a member of the Madoc & District Chamber of Commerce. Businesses can only be recognized in one category and an award recipient once in each three-year period.  Forms are available online or by calling 613 473 1616.
Judging
All completed nominations are reviewed by the Judging Committee. Judging is based solely on the information provided within the application form. Judges will assign a score (0-5) for each section. The more thorough, comprehensive and/or informative the application, the higher the potential points score. The judges reserves the right to contact the nominee to verify facts.  

 AWARDS

Start Up Business of the Year Award 

Recognizes an individual who demonstrates innovation and or outstanding achievements in but not limited to business success leadership community involvement creative business initiatives.

Business of the Year Award 

The business or non for profit must have an exceptional business achievements relating to a variety of areas including but not limited to customer service, new markets, products, marketing and the environment.

Community Builder Award

Awarded to an outstanding business or organization that in the past year, has been in operation for a minimum of two consecutive years, supported charitable or not for profit organization on an ongoing basis, demonstrated a willingness to make the community better, demonstrated a vision of a better community and has taken steps to make it happen, practice good corporate citizenship made exceptional contributions by promoting community betterment.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award 
An entrepreneur takes a vision and turns it into a profitable reality, this award recognizes someone from the community who exemplifies these qualities centred on an enterprise no more than three years old and one that has undergone significant shift in focus within that period of time. Specific criteria included but not limited to must be for a profit business that has demonstrate leadership, daring and creativity, steady revenue growth, unique marketing concept and community involvement.
Long Time Member of The Chamber Award

Recognizes an individual for a long-time member of the chamber who has contributed to the chamber community in areas such as mentorship, volunteerism and community leadership.

 Innovation Award 
Awarded to a business or organization that has been operating for a minimum of one year and has created and invented and developed an innovative product or process that has resulted in significant increase in revenue or job creation, productivity or quality, reduction in costs and or improvements in service in the following areas: new product, technology and management, manufacturing processes and customer service.
Non-Profit/Charitable Award
Recognizes a registered not for profit/charity organization which has exceptional community services and leadership within our community.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 
An entrepreneur takes a vision and turns it into a profitable reality, this award recognizes someone from the community who exemplifies these qualities centred on an enterprise no more than three years old and one that has undergone significant shift in focus within that period of time. Specific criteria included but not limited to must be for a profit business that has demonstrate leadership, daring and creativity, steady revenue growth, unique marketing concept and community involvement.
People's Choice Award 
This award will be presented to a business that is seen as a leader in the community and is highly engaged and active. This business (and their staff) is engaged in volunteering, community events, and understands the concept of giving back to the community. This business delivers a high level of customer service, is an innovator in their field and has demonstrated overall excellence in the business.