Business award nominations open

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:38 PDT, Fri August 13, 2021

Last Updated: 11:21 PDT, Mon August 30, 2021

Chamber hosts 44th annual Business Excellence Awards

Do you know of a Richmond business that goes above and beyond? Now’s the time to recognize great local businesses, with nominations now open for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s 44th annual Business Excellence Awards.

The nomination process is completely online this year, and is designed to be quick and easy. There are awards in the following categories:

Small Business of the YearHonours a business with one to 10 full-time employees that demonstrates continual business excellence through positive business growth, a competitive business model, and a commitment to the community.

Mid-Size Business of the YearHonours a business with 11 to 50 full-time employees that demonstrates business excellence as a noteworthy employer, with a focus on financial success and a superior business model.

Large Business of the YearHonours a noteworthy enterprise with more than 50 full-time employees that leads with vision, and has demonstrated continued success.

Business Leadership of the YearHonours a business that demonstrates leadership in their business practices, their industry, and the Richmond community. The business provides inspiration and acts as a positive role model in these areas.

Innovative Enterprise of the Year—Honours a business that demonstrates the use of innovation to create a significant positive impact on society. The business displays vision in the development and launching of new technologies, products and/or services and demonstrates the ability to take risks.

Green Business of the YearHonours a business that demonstrates leadership with their sustainable business practices.

Young Entrepreneur of the YearHonours an entrepreneur under the age of 40 who excels in business, exemplifies leadership and entrepreneurial skills and demonstrates exceptional vision that contributes to business success.

New Business of the YearHonours a new business (two years or less from the date of incorporation or first day of operation) that is achieving outstanding business performance in a short period of time, demonstrates exceptional promise for continued growth and serves as an inspiration for other new businesses.

Outstanding Workplace of the YearHonours a business that excels while demonstrating a commitment to the physical, intellectual, and emotional support of employees through work environment, benefits, vacation and paid time off, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement.

Association of the YearHonours an incorporated, not for profit, society that demonstrates organizational leadership and measurable success, as defined by the organization, in achieving its mandate.

Businesses do not need to be members of the Richmond chamber to receive an award, but they must hold a valid City of Richmond business license. People can nominate their own business if they wish. Nominations can be anonymous if people prefer.

Award finalists and recipients are chosen by a task force of independent judges, which includes experienced professionals and business owners. A previous winner can win again provided it has been at least two years since receiving their last award. Finalists from last year are eligible to be nominated this year.

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Aug. 31.

To nominate a business, click here.

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