Evening of Excellence

 

May 26, 2017 - Lakeview Arts Barn - Bobcaygeon

Nominations are now open!

Nomination Deadline - April 10th, 2017 12:00 pm

2017 Award Categories
Agricultural Excellence
Arts Excellence
Business Leader of the Year
Citizen of the Year
Customer Service Excellence
Design Excellence
Employer of the Year Award
Innovation Excellence Award
*New*
Marketing Excellence
New Business of the Year
Not-For-Profit Excellence
Tourism Excellence
Youth Mentorship Excellence

 
     2017 Awards Criteria

2017 Evening of Excellence Award Categories & Criteria (printable)

2017 Nomination Form (Fillable and Printable)

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities (Printable)


Agricultural Excellence Award

Celebrates an agri-business, farm or association’s commitment to the local agricultural industry. The award acknowledges an agri-business, farm or association that preserves or strengthens our community’s core industry. The efforts of this entity enhance our economy and agricultural profile.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: facilities, markets, farms, retailers, distributors, growers, rural events, fairs, and more.  

Agricultural Excellence - Score Sheet


Arts Excellence Award

Celebrates an individual, organization or event in the arts community (music, theatre, dance or visual arts). This award acknowledges an individual, organization or event that contributes or has contributed to the cultural vibrancy of our community. The efforts of this entity contribute to opportunities, experiences and awareness of artistic talent in Kawartha Lakes.

Arts Excellence - Score Sheet 


Business Leader of the Year

Celebrates a resident who through leadership and corporate curiosity has contributed to the economic wellbeing of Lindsay and District, by improving its community profile. This award acknowledges someone who has, through their actions, shown exemplary leadership and community spirit, visibly contributing to the improvement of community profile.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to:  visionary leadership, quality workmanship, professional mannerism and exemplary customer service in business and the community, dedication and commitment to business endeavours, team spirit and inspiration to building a business culture.

Business Leader of the Year - Score Sheet

 


Citizen of the Year

 

Celebrates a special resident (or honorary resident) of Lindsay and District who has contributed to the community in a manner above and beyond, in a volunteer capacity. This award acknowledges the contribution made and ultimate benefits to the community. This individual has show special efforts and has had notable impact, which resonate within the community.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to:  must be 18 years of age or older, demonstration of a lasting and meaningful volunteer contribution outside the bounds of paid employment, evident community pride, giving in nature, with no expectation in return, acts in the best interest of the community, a community leader. 

Citizen of the Year - Score Sheet


Customer Service Excellence Award

Celebrates exemplary customer service, customer retention or customer relationship management. The award acknowledges a business, independent retailer, franchise or dealer of goods or services in any industry that is committed to best customer service practices. This business is reputed for being customer centric and the efforts stand out clearly and contribute to our community offering.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: storefront or interior appeal, presentation of products, quality of selection and service, customer conveniences, guarantees and warranties, overall approach to service, telephone manner, complaint resolution, reception area comfort, staff professionalism, product knowledge, attention to customer need, reputation, and more.

Customer Service Excellence - Score Sheet


Design Excellence Award

The Design Excellence Award recognizes the business or organization in the community that demonstrates the greatest contribution to the commercial viability of the community through construction, renovation or development.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: business facility enhancement, consideration of surroundings, accessibility of design, and more.

Design Excellence - Score Sheet 


Employer of the Year Award

Celebrates a business or organization in any industry renowned for its commitment to its employees. This award acknowledges a business or organization that provides an exceptional workplace. The efforts of this entity enhance job and career opportunities.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: positive work environment, career growth path, professional development, staff support and recognition, commitment to work/life balance, and more.

 Employer of the Year - Score Sheet

 


 

Innovation Excellence Award *NEW*

The Innovation Excellence Award recognizes outstanding innovation in any manufactured product, component or service with the City of Kawartha Lakes, within the given year.  The submissions must illustrate how your business’ innovation improved existing products and/or created new jobs and impacted the local economy.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: large and small businesses, businesses in the manufacturing or agriculture sectors.

Innovation Excellence Score Sheet

 


 

Marketing Excellence Award

Celebrates outstanding strategy, campaign or media executions. The award acknowledges a business in any industry that demonstrates consistent branding, strong advertising, public relations, promotion, or sales achievements. Consumers and suppliers easily recognize this entity for their branding, creative or media.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: logo design and implementation, use of varied media, consumer awareness, leading by example, community involvement, event or cause sponsorship, enhancement of business premises, online presence, and more.

Marketing Excellence - Score Sheet 


New Business of the Year Award

Celebrates the emergence of a new business or the evolution of an existing business which has been in operation in the City of Kawartha Lakes for three years or less that has proven to be progressive in their operations. This entity demonstrates sound management, business excellence, entrpreneurial spirit, and exceptional success.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: product or service innovation, adoption of new technologies, job creation, success and growth, sound employee relations, dedication to customer service, participation i new economic activities and community involvement, and more.

New Business of the Year - Score Sheet


Not-For-Profit Excellence Award

Celebrates a Not-For-Profit organization that demonstrates excellence in board governance (strong leadership abilities, strategic planning, partnerships and alliances), effective volunteer management, fundraising initiatives, successful marketing and promotion initiatives and effective program development.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: purpose and mission of the organization, history of organization, board governance and leadership, strategic planning and execution abilities, effective program development, volunteer management, and fundraising success (marketing, promotion and media).

Not-For-Profit Excellence - Score Sheet

 


 

Tourism Excellence Award

Celebrates a business or organization's committment to attract non-residents to Kawartha Lakes.  The award acknowledges a business or organization in any category that lures visitors to our market. The efforts of this entity, contribute to our local economy

Nominations in this category include but are not limited to: evidence of increased bookings, visitor spending, traffic counts, overnight stays, events, and attractions attendance, and more.

Tourism Excellence - Score Sheet


Youth Mentorship Excellence Award

Celebrates a business’ commitment to youth career preparation. The award acknowledges businesses and organizations actively Involved in school to work transition programs with high schools and post-secondary institutions. This entity contributes to retention and attraction of educated youth.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: co-op programs, internships, placements, third party coaching or mentoring, and more.

Youth Mentorship Excellence - Score Sheet


For questions, additional sponsorship considerations, or general event information, please contact the Chamber at 705-324-2393
or email the Events/Resource Officer at
rebecca@lindsaychamber.com 


2016 Award Recipients

Customer Service Excellence
Anytime Fitness
Sponsored By: Homestead Oxygen & Medical Equipment


Marketing Excellence
Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association
Sponsored By: 91.9 BOB FM

Design Excellence
Stewart Morrison Insurance Brokers Inc.
Sponsored By: Brant Basics

Entrepreneurial Excellence
Pawz n' Company
Sponsored By: Kawartha Community Futures Development Coorporation

New Business of the Year
Pawz n' Company
Sponsored By: Kawartha Lakes This Week

Excellence in Youth Mentorship
Boys & Girls Club City of Kawartha Lakes
Sponsored By: Royal Bank of Canada

Tourism Excellence
Days Inn & Suites Lindsay
Sponsored By: City of Kawartha Lakes Tourism


Agricultural Excellence
East Central Farm Show
Sponsored By: Stewart Morrison Insurance Brokers Inc.

Retail Excellence
A & W Lindsay
Sponsored By: Scotiabank


Employer of the Year
Kawartha Family Health Care Team
Sponsored By: Cogeco Connexion


Not-For-Profit Excellence
Kawartha Lakes Food Source
Sponsored By: Nexicom
 
Business Leader of the Year
Brad Bird - Mincom Realty Plus
Sponsored By: Cogeco

Citizen of the Year
Greg Walling
Sponsored By: Commonwell Insurance

For Evening of Excellence 2016 event pictures, please visit the Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce's
Facebook Page Photo Album