May 14, 2014 - 1:56 PM
KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and TD Bank Group announced today that the call for nominations has officially begun for the 2014 Business Excellence Awards.
“It’s time again for everyone to nominate the business or person that has gone above and beyond within our community,” stated Aleece Laird, President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. “Anyone can nominate and any business can be nominated. It only takes a couple of minutes, so don’t be shy!”
The complete list of the 16 award categories and their sponsors was unveiled at today’s media conference, attended by past winners, sponsors and award committee members.
“TD’s values of providing legendary customer experiences and being an extraordinary place to work align perfectly with the Business Excellence Awards and we are happy to once again be the Premier Sponsor of this important community event,” stated Lindy Baird, Branch Manager with TD.
New award criteria make it easier for nominees
The Awards Committee has reviewed each of the award categories and updated the criteria for the nominees.
“We are always striving for excellence and relevance and our committee felt that it was time to revise the award criteria,” stated Laird. “Now when nominees submit their packages to the Selection Committee, they will have a clearer sense of what is required of them.”
Anyone can make a nomination.
Any business or business person from the Kamloops area can be nominated.
Nominations will be accepted until June 30.
Businesses must have a valid business license where required.
Nominee must have been in business for a minimum of one year.
Organizations, businesses or individuals may not nominate themselves for any award.
Kamloops-area is defined as within 35 km of downtown Kamloops, also including Sun Peaks.
Award winners may not be nominated in the same category for three years following their win, but can be nominated and win in other categories.
Nominations can be made online at www.KamloopsChamber.ca and at the following Kamloops locations:
- TD Downtown, 102-301 Victoria St.
- TD Northills Mall, 29-700 Tranquille Rd.
- TD Columbia Square, 600-500 Notre Dame Dr.
- TD Valleyview Square, 8-2121 East Trans Canada Highway
- TD City View Shopping Centre, 1801 Princeton-Kamloops Highway
- Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Office, 615 Victoria St.
Awards timeline 2014:
May 14 – Call for nominations
June 30 – Nominations close
September 10 – Finalist announcement
September 10 – Awards gala tickets go on sale
November 1 – Business Excellence Awards Gala
2014 Business Excellence Awards sponsors
- 98.3 CIFM / B-100 Kamloops at Work Station / CFJC TV 7
- Lee’s Music
- Kamloops This Week
- Wayside Printing
- Fresh Inc.
- Kent Wong Photography
- Viva Event Design
- Canadian Western Bank
- Community Futures - Business of the Year
- Excel Personnel - Business Person of the Year
- Nutech Safety – Young Entrepreneur of the Year
- Home Hardware - Aboriginal Business of the Year
- KGHM International – Ajax Project - Home Based Business of the Year
- City of Kamloops - Community Service Award
- BDC - Manufacturer Award
- BCLC - Technology Innovator Award
- Venture Kamloops - Resource Industry Award
- TRU Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism & Tourism Sun Peaks – Tourism Award
- Aberdeen Mall - Retailer Award (1-10 staff)
- Underwriter’s Insurance Brokers - Retailer Award (11+ staff)
- Berwick on the Park - Service Provider Award (1-10 staff)
- Kamloops Lincoln - Service Provider Award (11+ staff)
- BC Hydro – Green Award (1-10 Staff)
- Rocky Mountaineer – Green Award (11+ Staff)
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