BUSINESS START-UP

A new business that has demonstrated outstanding growth and success within the first one to three years of operation.

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SERVICE EXCELLENCE

A business who has demonstrated impeccable customer service, friendly, knowledgeable and courteous staff and superior quality of product.

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SMALL ENTERPRISE

One to two person operation that has demonstrated significant business achievement, sustainable financial performance and a high level of customer service.

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ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

An entrepreneur who has investigated the opportunities, weighed the risks, staked the future on a calculated best bet and has demonstrated significant business achievement and sustainable financial performance.

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

An entrepreneur age 35 or under who has investigated the opportunities, weighed the risks, staked the future on a calculated best bet and has demonstrated significant business achievement and sustainable financial performance.

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INNOVATION

A company that has demonstrated product research and prototype development, or the marketing of new innovations in science, technology, special needs or the environmental field.

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BEST PLACE TO WORK

A company or organization that has a high level of employee morale, provides ongoing employee training and professional development, encourages engagement in external interests and has a moderate to low employee turnover.

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COMPANY OF THE YEAR

A private sector organization that has demonstrated significant business achievement and sustainable financial performance, outstanding growth and success and has had a significant impact on the community’s economy.

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NOT FOR PROFIT / CHARITY EXCELLENCE

A not-for-profit and/or charitable organization that has achieved excellence through demonstrating innovative and proactive leadership, implemented initiatives that have resulted in significant outcomes, and has raised funds or provided services to improve the lives of citizens within our community.

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EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

A senior level individual in the private or public sector who, through involvement in business, professional associations and community service, has had a significant impact on our city.

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Winner to be announced at the Bell Business Excellence Awards Gala, Thursday, May 23rd.