Business Excellence Awards
The Business Excellence Awards recognize outstanding businesses, organizations, and individuals in Dufferin County who have worked diligently and tirelessly to excel in their field. The community is invited to submit nominations. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday July 16th at 12:00 noon. Please view the Award Criteria and Primary Eligibility requirements before submitting a nomination.
To avoid any potential bias the nominees will be judged by business and community organizations operating outside Dufferin County.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
This award is presented to a business person that has shown leadership, community involvement and is a pioneer and mentor in the business community.