Success often began with the lemonade stand

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Business Awards of Distinction.

Nominations are open to all businesses, organizations and business leaders in Campbell River and Quadra Island. The call for nominations closes 4:30 p.m., June 15 and nomination forms need to be submitted by that time. Nominations are open to both Chamber members and non-members.

Are you, or do you know, a local business or individual who demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and commitment to success?

If so, the Chamber encourages you to submit a nomination for the 2011 Business Awards of Distinction. Nominees will receive recognition for their achievements and impact to the local economy and community.

There are seven 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.

All nominations will also be considered for two additional categories; Family Friendly and Environmental Business of the Year.

Nominees can be nominated in more than one category and businesses, organizations and individuals are also encouraged to nominate themselves.  Nomination forms, 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 1. For additional information call the Chamber at 250-287-4636.

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

Campbell River’s outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs will be honoured and the winners will be announced at the Business Awards of Distinction Gala on Sept. 24. Be sure to save the date as the event is always sold out and this year’s promises to be better than ever with a new format and a new venue at the Tidemark Theatre.

The 2011 Business Awards of Distinction are presented by the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce in partnership with our sponsors and volunteers. The event’s theme is ‘Success Beyond the Lemonade Stand’ promoting the value of early business literacy, entrepreneurship, determination and innovation – the winning formula for business success at any age.  Many of today’s most successful business leaders started their own first business with a lemonade stand.  The success of those early lemonade stands and business ideas were the foundation for future success. Today there’s a resurgence of interest in the lemonade stand as a model for young entrepreneurs and the next generation of business leaders.

Tickets to the 2011 Business Awards of Distinction will be on sale throughout the summer online at  www.campbellriverchamberevents.eventbrite.com or at the Chamber office, 900 Alder Street.  For further information, call 250-287-4636.