Nominations sought for 2012 Campbell River Business Awards of Distinction

The public is invited to take this opportunity to nominate a business or business leader

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Business Awards of Distinction.

Nominations are open to all businesses, organizations and business leaders in Campbell River and Quadra Island who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and commitment to success. The public is invited to take this opportunity to nominate a business or business leader for the 2012 Business Awards of Distinction. It only takes a few minutes to nominate a deserving business or business leader or you can choose to self-nominate your business as well.

There are many deserving businesses and business leaders in our local area and nominating them is our opportunity to come together to recognize and celebrate their success.  Take a few minutes to nominate a deserving business or business leader. All Nominees will receive recognition for their achievements and impact to our local economy and community.

The call for nominations closes 4:30 p.m. June 20 and nomination forms need to be submitted by that time. Nominations are open to both Chamber members and non-members.

There are 10 award categories for nomination including:  Micro, Small, Intermediate and Large Business as well as Young Entrepreneur, Outstanding Business Leader of the Year and Not-for-Profit Business of the Year categories. New award categories this year are: Community Economic Development Award, Diversity Leadership Award and Excellence in Workforce Development Award. All nominations will also be considered for the Environmental Business of the Year Award. Nominees can be nominated in more than one category and businesses, organizations and individuals are also encouraged to self nominate.  Nomination forms, and more information about the award categories are available on line at  www.campbellriverchamber.ca or can be picked up at the Chamber office in the Enterprise Centre, 900 Alder Street.

Nominating a deserving business, not for profit organization or individual business leader is easy.  Simply complete the nomination form with basic contact information, select the category that best applies to your nomination, then return your completed form to the Chamber by 4:30 p.m. June 20th. Nomination forms are available at  www.campbellriverchamber.ca under the event tab and follow the links to the Business Awards of Distinction page.  For additional information call the Chamber at 250-287-4636.

Nominees will be contacted and asked for additional information to demonstrate their eligibility and become a qualified nominee for the award. An independent panel of judges representing a broad range of Campbell River businesses and organizations will review and score each qualified nominee package received.

As Campbell River’s outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs, all the nominees will be honoured and award recipients will be announced at the Business Awards of Distinction Gala on Sept. 22 at the Tidemark Theatre.  Be sure to get your tickets early as the event is always sold out.

Tickets to the 2012 Business Awards of Distinction will be on sale beginning June 20 online at  www.campbellriverchambe.ca  or through the Tidemark Theatre at 250-287-7899.