Guelph Awards of Excellence - Nomination Form

The following is a description of each Guelph Award of Excellence. Please apply/nominate for the appropriate award. The application form can be found below.
All Nominees must be a member with the Chamber in good standing for a minimum of 1 (one) year. 
Self-nominations will be accepted 
*The deadline to submit nominations is April 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm EST*
 
Excellence in Business (50+ employees):
This award celebrates a company with 50+ employees who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, customer focus, resiliency, employee relations, innovation, and business achievements. For your application for this award to be considered complete, nominators must provide:
  • Description of outstanding contributions in business (max. 500 words)
  • Two (2) letters of support (at least one must be from a third party)
Excellence in Business (up to 50 employees): 
This award celebrates a company who has up to 50 employees. This business has demonstrated excellence in leadership, customer focus, resiliency, employee relations, innovation, and business achievements. For your application for this award to be considered complete, nominators must provide:
  • Description of outstanding contributions in business (max. 500 words)
  • Two (2) letters of support (at least one must be from a third party)
Community Spirit:
This award acknowledges the achievements of a business person or organization in Guelph working to build a stronger community through social innovation. This person or organization shows a concern for the needs of others and strives to better the community for all. For your application to be considered complete, nominators must provide:
  • Description of outstanding contributions in the community (max. 500 words)
  • Two (2) letters of support (at least one must be from a third party)
Emerging Business:
This award recognizes an entrepreneur or business engaged in exciting and/or innovative new ventures. This entrepreneur or business has a focus on sustainability, the potential for future growth, and customer service. The recipient of this award can only have been in business for 3 years or less. For your application for this award to be considered complete, nominators must provide:
  • Business Start Date
  • Description of outstanding contributions in business (max. 500 words)
  • Two (2) letters of support (at least one must be from a third party)
Young Innovator Award // NEW:
This award recognizes an individual under the age of 25 (at the time of the nomination deadline) who has demonstrated innovative leadership in their chosen field of profession or study. This individual is dedicated to solving an important and current challenge and is committed to the future growth of their profession or study. For your application for this award to be considered complete, nominators must provide:
  • Description of outstanding contributions and leadership in innovation (max. 500 words)
  • Two (2) letters of support (at least one must be from a third party)
Community Innovator Award // NEW:
This award recognizes an organization that has been established for 3+ years who have proven to be cutting-edge leaders in their people, process, product, or service. This organization demonstrates leadership through their continuous implementation of innovation into their organization and/or the community. For your application for this award to be considered complete, nominators must provide:
  • Description of outstanding contributions and leadership in innovation (max. 500 words)
  • Two (2) letters of support (at least one must be from a third party)
Lifetime Achievement:
This award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of a business person in Guelph as demonstrated over the course of her/his career. This person has demonstrated community leadership, excellence in business, and vision for future development and growth. For an application for this award to be considered complete, nominators must provide:  
  • Description of outstanding contributions in business (max. 500 words)
  • Description of outstanding contributions in the community (max. 500 words)
  • Two (2) letters of support (at least one must be from a third party)
  • When nominating a person for this award, please leave your contact information and not the person's you're nominating
Fill out the online form.

 

This year's recipients will be named at the Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala on June 28, 2018. This premier event is hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, Guelph Downtown Business Association, Innovation Guelph, Architectural Conservancy of Ontario,& United Way of Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin. We look forward to celebrating the city's exceptional individuals and businesses with you at this event.

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