2024 Awards of Excellence
Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce 2024 Awards of Excellence is back.
Saturday, April 20th at Victoria Park Armoury 210 Kent St. West, Lindsay
Cocktail Hour 5 pm - 6 Pm- Awards Gala Dinner and Dance 9 pm- 12.
NEW!!! Tickets will now go on sale
We apologize that due to staff changes with our Chamber we were not able to pull off the 2023 Awards. But, we are back bigger than ever with 4 new categories and a return to the gala dinner and dance event.
All nominations provided to the Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce for Awards in 2023 will be added to the 2024 Awards for consideration. We will then open up these categories along with 4 new categories for any new entries for a period beginning immediately until the deadline of Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 5pm.
NEW Deadline for Nominations is Thursday, February 15, 2024
Judging of nominations takes place the week of February 16-21, 2024.
It's your time to shine! Self nomination is encouraged. Businesses can be nominated in up to two categories.
You do not need to be a Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce Member to nominate, nor to be nominated.
Download the nomination forms below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org . Be sure to use as much detail as possible when filling out your form, and include client/customer testimonials, reviews photos and other details.
Business Leader of the Year - Download Nomination Form
This award celebrates a resident who, through leadership and corporate curiosity, has contributed to the economic wellbeing of Lindsay and District, by improving its community profile. This award acknowledges someone who has, through their actions, shown exemplary leadership and community spirit, visibly contributing to the improvement of community profile.
Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: visionary leadership, quality workmanship, professional mannerism and exemplary customer service in business and the community, dedication and commitment to business endeavor's, team spirit and inspiration to building a business culture.
Citizen of the Year - Download Nomination Form
This award celebrates a special resident (or honorary resident) of Lindsay and District who has contributed to the community in a manner above and beyond, in a volunteer capacity. This award acknowledges the contribution made and ultimate benefits to the community. This individual has shown special efforts and has had a notable impact, which resonates within the community.
Nomination considerations include but are not limited to: must be18 years of age or older, demonstration of a lasting and meaningful volunteer contribution outside the bounds of paid employment, evident community pride, giving in nature with no expectation in return, acts in the best interest of the community, a community leader.
Employer of the Year - Download Nomination Form
Celebrates a business or organization in any industry in the Kawartha Lakes renowned for its commitment to its employees. This award acknowledges a business or organization that provides an exceptional workplace. The efforts of this entity enhance job and career opportunities.
Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to, a positive work environment, career growth path, professional development, staff support and recognition, commitment to work/life balance, and more. This nomination must come from the staff of the nominee.
New Business of the Year - Download Nomination Form
The award celebrates the emergence of a new business or the evolution of an existing business which has been in operation in the Kawartha Lakes for three years or less that has proven to be progressive in their operations. This entity demonstrates sound management, business excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and exceptional success. Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: product or service innovation, adoption of new technologies, job creation, success and growth, sound employee relations, dedication to customer service, participation in new economic activities and community involvement, and more.
Arts & Culture Excellence -Download Nomination Form
This award celebrates an individual, organization, or event in the arts community (music, theatre, dance, or visual arts). This award acknowledges an individual, organization or event that contributes or has contributed to the cultural vibrancy of our community. The efforts of this entity contribute to opportunities, experiences, and awareness of artistic talent in Kawartha Lakes.
Nomination considerations include but are not limited to leadership in the arts, innovators, supporters, artists, performers, galleries, studios, events, venues, and more.
Customer Service Excellence -Download Nomination Form
This award celebrates exemplary customer service, customer retention or customer relationship management. It acknowledges a business, independent retailer, franchise, dealer of goods or services in any industry that is committed to the best customer service practices. This business is reputed for being customer centric and the efforts stand out clearly and contribute to our community offering.
Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to storefront or interior appeal, presentation of products, quality of selection and service, customer conveniences, guarantees and warranties, overall approach to service, telephone manner, complaint resolution, reception area comfort, staff professionalism, product knowledge, attention to customer need & reputation.
Design Excellence -Download Nomination Form
The Design Excellence Award recognizes the business or organization in the community that demonstrates the greatest contribution to the commercial viability of the community through construction, renovation or development. Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: business facility enhancement, consideration of surroundings, accessibility of design, and more.
Diversity & Inclusion Excellence - Download Nomination Form
This award will honour a business operating in the City of Kawartha Lakes that has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, innovation, efforts and/or commitment to increase equality, diversity, and inclusion in:
The workplace(s) for its employees
The community as a whole
This award is intended to recognize effective and sustained efforts. However, special acts or one-time achievements may be considered. Nomination considerations include but are not limited to business facility enhancement, consideration of surroundings, accessibility of design, and more.
Health & Wellness Excellence -Download Nomination Form
This award celebrates an entity that provides health and wellness services to individuals or businesses. The recipient demonstrates a consistent adherence to excellent business practices necessary to deliver the highest quality service and support to their clients/customers. This entity executes best practices in all areas of their operation to ensure maximization of their capabilities and capacity. They demonstrate a commitment to the ongoing education, skills development, or professional accreditation of its employees. The nominee shows a high level of care and concern for the community. Qualifying organizations include, but are not limited to: Retirement Homes, Health Centre's, Health Care Professionals, Wellness Centre's, Yoga Studios, Patient Transfer, RMT, Fitness Studios, Chiropractor, Dental Hygienist and Dental Offices, etc.
Innovation Excellence - Download Nomination Form
This award celebrates outstanding innovation in any manufactured product, component, or service with the Kawartha Lakes, within the given year. The submissions must illustrate how the business’ innovation improved existing products and/or created new jobs and impacted the local economy. Nomination considerations include but are not limited to large and small businesses, businesses in the manufacturing or agriculture sectors.
Marketing Excellence -Download Nomination Form
This award celebrates outstanding strategy, campaign or media executions. The award acknowledges a business in any industry that demonstrates consistent branding, strong advertising, public relations, promotion, or sales achievements. Consumers and suppliers easily recognize this entity for their branding, creative or media. Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: logo design and implementation, use of varied media, consumer awareness, leading by example, community involvement, event or cause sponsorship, enhancement of business premises, online presence, and more.
Media Excellence - Download Nomination Form
Recognizing Visionaries in all forms of Media. The Media Excellence Award evolved through a need to recognize and celebrate creativity, innovation, and those pushing the bounds of creative excellence in all forms of local media. This award recognizes communications that keep pace with our times through innovative use of new media. This award is for marketers, broadcasters, publishers, designers, developers, innovators, visionaries, and leaders in this exciting new realm of communication. We offer recognition for introducing new methods, directing, and helping to set the pace for emerging media, and demonstrating excellence on the web — through print, broadcast, apps, mobile advertising, videos, mobile sites, podcasts and social media.
Nomination considerations include, publishers, journalists, news organizations, local associations or anyone who wishes to draw attention to a print, broadcast TV or radio or online media outlet that meets the criteria.
Non-Profit Excellence - Download Nomination Form
This award celebrates a Not-For-Profit organization that demonstrates excellence in board governance (strong leadership abilities, strategic planning, partnerships and alliances), effective volunteer management, fundraising initiatives, successful marketing and promotion initiatives and effective program development. Nomination considerations include, but are not limited to: purpose and mission of the organization, history of organization, board governance and leadership, strategic planning and execution abilities, effective program development, volunteer management, and fundraising success (marketing, promotion and media).
Tourism Excellence - Download Nomination Form
Celebrates a business or organization’s commitment to attracting non-residents to Kawartha Lakes. The award acknowledges a business or organization in any category that lures visitors to our market. The efforts of this entity contribute to our local economy. Nomination considerations include but are not limited to evidence of increased bookings, visitor spending, traffic counts, overnight stays, events and attractions attendance, and more.
Youth Mentorship Excellence - Download Nomination Form
This award celebrates a business’ commitment to the youth of Kawartha Lakes. The award acknowledges businesses and organizations actively involved in supporting and mentoring youth in the Kawartha Lakes community (and beyond). Nomination considerations could include but are not limited to: job readiness programs, leadership development, school-to-work programs, youth specific arts and culture programs, youth mental health and support programs and more.
Skilled Trades Award of Excellence- Download Nomination Form
The Skilled Trades Award will be presented to a business that excels in providing skilled trade services to individuals or businesses. The recipient of this award will have demonstrated a consistent high level of services coupled with excellent business practices to deliver quality service and support to their clients/customers. e.g. electrician, plumber, carpenter, HVAC technician, masonry worker
Farm Family/Business of the Year- Download Nomination Form
We value and rely on farms and farmers more than ever and we, the Chamber want to recognize them. The farmers and families behind the farms work hard and work with passion to provide the necessities of life we all rely on. This award will recognize a local farm family business that produces a quality product that is sold to the public. From eggs, beef and milk to corn, honey and specialty products. This farm family/business is recognized in the community as a great producer that provides excellent customer service. This farm family/business shows they love farming and they have great pride in what they produce.
Employee of the Year-Download Nomination Form
Great employees are the backbone of a successful business. This award recognizes a standout employee who goes above and beyond for the business. The employee of the year should be someone who provided exceptional service, increased sales or received great reviews and comments from customers. This employee stood out in improving the image of the business both within the business and in the community. The employee is highly regarded by other staff members, the customers and the management or owners of the business
Volunteer of the Year-Download Nomination Form
Volunteers work tirelessly to make our community a better place. This award recognizes those volunteers who have taken volunteerism to a new level. This person would have been an intricate part of the success of the organization or group for which they volunteer for. This person could have improved fundraising initiatives or increased the profile of the organization. This volunteer seldom misses a meeting and is always the one attending the events and is always willing to do whatever it takes to support the organization or group. They receive no pay, nor personal benefit doing this volunteer work other than the feeling of accomplishment and that feeling of satisfaction doing something for others and their community.
If you would like to sponsor the 2024 Awards Gala please contact Terry Guiel @ email@example.com 705-324-2393
2022 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS
ARTS & CULTURE EXCELLENCE
Sponsored by: FLATO DEVELOPMENTS Winner: GLOBUS THEATRE
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE
Sponsored by: CIBC Winner: WEED MAN
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION EXCELLENCE
Sponsored by: SCOTIABANK Winner: NEW BEGINNINGS CONTRACTING SERVICES
HEALTH & WELNESS EXCELLENCE
Sponsored by: RBC Winner: STATE OF MIND HYPNOSIS
Sponsored by: LP MOVERS Winner: DCM INC - THE DRAWING SPECIALISTS
Sponsored by: BOUNCE RADIO Winner: PETERBOROUGH and THE KAWARTHAS HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
Sponsored by: WARDS LAWYERS PC Winner: VANESSA MURPHY
NOT FOR PROFIT EXCELLENCE
Sponsored by: NEW BEGINNINGS CONTRACTING SERVICES Winner: KAWARTHA HALIBURTON CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION
Sponsored by: LINDSAY + DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Winner: PIE EYED MONK
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by: COGECO YOUR TV Winner: PINCHIN LTD.
NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by: LINDSAY ADVOCATE Winner: PRI ENGINEERING
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by: COGECO Winner: MATT GERAGHTY
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by: IG WEALTH MANAGEMENT Winner: PENNY BARTON DYKE