13 June 2016 – for immediate release
Nominations now open for 2016 Dufferin Business Excellence Awards
The Dufferin Board of Trade is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards.
The 2016 Dufferin Business Excellence Awards gala will take place in the fall of 2016, giving businesses more opportunity to consider their participation and submit nominations. The gala will be the premier business event for Dufferin County, and the signature celebration of business excellence for the region.
The 2016 Business Excellence Awards will recognize and celebrate businesses in the following categories:
Recognizes a business or community organization which, mindful of the interconnectedness of all aspects of its surrounding community has demonstrated a long-term view to protecting the local environment, providing a diverse, inclusive and balanced workforce and community and is developing and nurturing sustainable growth which is mindful of resource limits, either within its own business/organization or in the broader community.
Recognizes a business that has had a significant impact on the local economy in one or more of the following ways: i) the substantial and quantifiable creation of new, quality job opportunities; ii) the recent or current expansion of an existing facility, the construction of a new facility, or the substantial investment in capital equipment; iii) the continued education and training of their workforce, with a link leading to higher wages; and iv) active, ongoing support or involvement in a broad range of community economic development activities.
Recognizes a non-profit or charitable organization 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 & viable community; and has a particular focus on Dufferin County.
This award recognizes an organization or business that has developed an admirable reputation as a great place to work and as an upstanding example of business in Dufferin Country. These businesses should demonstrate strategic leadership and effective frontline management by establishing, maintaining, and leveraging exceptional workplace culture. This may include, but is not limited to: innovative job design, unique compensation and benefits, a commitment to employee learning and development, employee charitable giving programs, and peer mentorship and training programs. The business should be able to clearly communicate how the culture leads to improved business performance outcomes.
Recognizes a business for noteworthy accomplishments, long-standing contributions to Dufferin County, and significant community involvement. This business demonstrates best business practices and is a leader amongst Dufferin businesses with less than 10 employees.
Recognizes a business for noteworthy accomplishments, long-standing contributions to Dufferin County, and significant community involvement. This business demonstrates best business practices and is a leader amongst Dufferin businesses with 10 or more employees.
Recognizes a new or established entrepreneur under the age of 35 who has seen a business venture from an idea through to a profitable operation. This person should be creative and innovative, and demonstrate strong business acumen & vision.
This award is presented to a business person that has shown leadership, community involvement and is a pioneer and mentor in the business community.
Nominations will remain open for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards until July 15, 2016. We encourage all businesses and residents of Dufferin County to review the criteria and consider nominating those that most exemplify excellence in business in Dufferin County.
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