Evening of Excellence

 

 

2018 Evening of Excellence Award Categories & Criteria

 

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.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: leadership in the arts, innovators, supporters, artists, performers, galleries, studios, events, venues, and more.

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 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 shown special efforts and has had a notable impact, which resonates within the community.

Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: must be18 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. This nomination must come from the staff of the nominee.

Employer of the Year Score Sheet

Innovation Award

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 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, entrepreneurial 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 in 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 commitment 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.

Nomination considerations 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

 

Categories, Criteria, Nomination Forms & Sponsor Information


2018 Evening of Excellence Award Categories & Criteria (printable)

2018 Nomination Form (Fillable and Printable)

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities (Printable)

 For event information or sponsorship opportunities please contact
miranda@lindsaychamber.com (705) 324-2393. 

 

 

2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

 



May 26, 2017  Lakeview Arts Barn - Bobcaygeon

 

 

Congratulations to the nominees and winners of our 2017 Evening Of Excellence sponsored by Cogeco! Fantastic night! Thank you to our sponsors and to the Lakeview Arts Barn for providing an amazing dinner and lovely venue.

 
New Business of the Year Award
Sponsored by Kawartha Lakes This Week
Winner - Fresh FueLL




Customer Service Excellence Award
Sponsored by Scotiabank Lindsay Branch 
Winner - Days Inn & Suites Lindsay

   


Design Excellence Award

Sponsored by LDCC
 
Winner - Pawz & Company




Innovation Excellence Award
Sponsored by Kawartha Lakes CFDC
 
Winner - Maryland Farms




Tourism Excellence Award
Sponsored by Kawartha Lakes Tourism

Winner - Lindsay Agricultural Society




Marketing Excellence Award
Sponsored by 91.9 BOB FM

Winner - Di Bello Towing




Youth Mentorship Excellence Award
Sponsored by LDCC
 
Winner - Kawartha Lakes Small Business Entrepreneurship Centre




Arts Excellence Award
Sponsored by South Pond Farms
 
Winner - Globus Theatre Inc.


 
Employer of the Year
Sponsored by Cogeco
 
Winner - Castle Keep Retirement


 
Agricultural Excellence Award

Sponsored by Stewart Morrison Insurance Brokers

Winner - Salem Alpacas


 
Not-for-Profit Excellence Award
Sponsored by Nexicom

Winner - Trish's Wish Foundation


 
Business Leader of the Year

Sponsored by Cogeco

Winner - David Tomlinson



 
Citizen of the Year

Sponsored by Homestead Oxygen & Medical Equipment

Winner - Mike Perry




Categories, Criteria, Nomination Forms & Sponsor Information

2017 Evening of Excellence Award Categories & Criteria (printable)

2017 Nomination Form (Fillable and Printable)

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities (Printable)

 For event information or sponsorship opportunities please contact
colleen@lindsaychamber.com (705) 324-2393.