The Business Excellence Awards is the most celebrated evening gala for business in Dufferin County celebrating business success and achievement.
The Business Excellence Awards recognize outstanding businesses and community organizations operating in Dufferin and the greater Dufferin area. The Awards celebrate the exceptional contributions of the business community and highlight business leadership, innovation, and growth. We will be celebrating this year on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at the OAS Event Centre in Mono.
Business of the Year – under 10 employees | Business of the Year – 10 or more employees | Association of the Year | Emerging Business Award | Innovator Award | Young Professional of the Year | Community Builder Award | Business Citizen of the Year
Business of the year – under 10 employees – Sponsored by Meridian Credit Union
Recognizes a small business for noteworthy accomplishments, long-standing contributions to Dufferin County, and significant community involvement. This business demonstrates best business practices, is a leader amongst Dufferin businesses.
Business of the Year – 10 or more employees – Sponsored by RBC
Recognizes a larger business for noteworthy accomplishments, long-standing contributions to Dufferin County, and significant community involvement. This business demonstrates best business practices, is a leader amongst Dufferin businesses.
Association of the Year – Sponsored by Carters Professional Corporation
Recognizes a non-profit association, charity, or agency that has made an outstanding contribution to the social, cultural or economic well-being of Dufferin County, is consistently responsive to community needs, delivers outstanding service to its beneficiaries, and communicates a well-articulated vision and mission in support of a strong and viable community. The association will have shown innovation and leadership, and achieved outstanding success in the not-for-profit sector.
Emerging Business Award – Sponsored by Georgian College
Honours a new emerging business 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.
Innovator Award – Sponsored by Orangeville Hydro
Awarded to a business or organization that is a trailblazer of the Dufferin business community, striving ahead to achieve remarkable results. Innovators are committed, determined, and skilled game-changers in their industry.
Young Professional of the Year – Sponsored by Humber College
Recognizes a successful and dynamic young professional under the age of 40 who represents Dufferin County in a professional manner and conducts business in an ethical fashion. This person should be creative and innovative, and demonstrates strong business acumen and vision.
Community Builder Award – Sponsored by Town of Orangeville
Honours a for-profit business that demonstrates outstanding community involvement and embraces the notion of giving back, with community investments that have resulted in an improved quality of life in Dufferin County, and increased community well-being.
Business Citizen of the Year – Sponsored by Dufferin Board of Trade
This award is presented to a business person that has shown leadership, community involvement and is a pioneer and mentor in the business community.