Business Owner in Workshop

Business Awards 2022
Tell a story of excellence!

Celebrating business excellence, innovation and sustainability.

Fill out the nomination form today!

Award Ceremonies: Wednesday October 5th, 2022

AWARDS FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE TO RESUME IN PORT MCNEILL & DISTRICT

Merit-based awards to highlight innovation, green business, resilience, and investment.

Paddleboarding

2022 Nominations Open
Deadline October 1, 2022!

Awards Ceremony October 5, 2022

We are launching the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards with a new merit-based approach to awards and nominations. The new format has been designed to highlight the innovative and excellence of businesses over the past 3 years, providing opportunity for colleagues and community to nominate people and colleagues for their demonstrated action, innovation, or impact in one of the award categories. 

We want to help you give thanks to the people you know who are decision makers, service advocates, leaders, and mentors. Give them a round of applause and let us all appreciate what they do by nominating someone you know today!

 
The PMCC has ensured that giving an inspiring colleague, mentor, or leader in your network recognition and appreciation is fast and easy. To submit a nomination, fill out the form below describing why the nominee should be a recipient of a specific award.
SEE OUR PRESS RELEASE HERE >>>
*Rules: 
The submissions will be evaluated by a panel of assessors appointed by the chamber board. Any assessors with a conflict of interest will be excused from assessing. 
Submissions must be in by October 1st, 2022. 
AWARD CATEGORIES!
 
Green Business: 

Demonstrated action in sustainability and/or environmentally conscious action

 

Resiliency: 

Demonstrated innovation and/or adaptability in challenging times/COVID

 

Non Profit: 

Demonstrated success or impact in their chosen field

 

StartUp Award: 

Demonstrated understanding of a business need and/or opportunity and subsequent action to meet those needs

 

Steps to Reconciliation: 

Demonstrated action in steps to economic or social reconciliation

Volunteer of the Year: 

Demonstrated commitment and impact in the community

  • Volunteer of the Year

  • Youth Volunteer 

  • Senior Volunteer

 

Community Health and Wellness award:

Demonstrated impact in furthering values of a healthier community through sports, recreation, health, or food initiatives

 

Investment Award: 

A business or person who has gone above and beyond in their contribution to community economic or business development and investment into the community

 

Courage to Come Back Award: 

A person who has overcome barriers demonstrated successes in their field

 

Public Sector Service Award:

Individual Award for someone in public services who has gone above or beyond and demonstrated success or impact in their field

Key to Success
Paddleboarding

Business Excellence Nomination

arrow&v

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 1, 2022

AWARDS FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE TO RESUME IN PORT MCNEILL & DISTRICT

Merit-based awards to highlight innovation, green business, resilience, and investment.

 

Port McNeill - Kwakwaka’wakw Territories September 1, 2022 – The Port McNeill and District Chamber of Commerce is launching the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards with a new merit-based approach to awards and nominations. The new format has been designed to highlight the innovative and excellence of businesses over the past 3 years, providing opportunity for colleagues and community to nominate people and colleagues for their demonstrated action, innovation, or impact in one of the award categories. 

Nominations open September 1 and run through October 1st, and winners will be notified prior to the awards ceremony which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30 in the Port McNeill Museum. Chamber Vice President Jon Lok is pleased with the new approach. “Businesses achievement is about more than public exposure or popularity, it’s about businesses in all realms doing good work – work that defines their vision and ethos. As a community, highlighting and lauding the innovation of these organizations is inspiring. It will be interesting to learn more about the core of our communities.”

Businesses do not have to be a chamber member to be nominated for their achievements and can be located in Port McNeill or anywhere in the local electoral areas in the Regional District of Mount Waddington, or in neighbouring communities. Recipients of the awards will receive an award package including a plaque, professional business photo, press release, a years’ chamber membership, a digital media package, and a sponsor gift. “Being accepting of non-member businesses and taking a broad look at the region is an example of some of the work the business community is doing to be more inclusive and aware on all fronts. We’ve spent a lot of time examining policy, business strategy and the value equation business associations bring their members, and we think these changes are a good first step in re-engaging businesses after the isolative impacts of the pandemic.” said board member and Indigenous business advisor Jamuga (Wayne) Cook.

Long-time Chamber board member Liza Furney also looks forward to the return of business recognition and the collaborative event. “With the nomination process we’ll be gaining the information need to tell the stories of our local businesses and the people who put their energy into making things work. It will be a unique opportunity to explore our preconceived notions of business on the North Island. We often made assumptions about businesses, economy, and circumstances; however, many things have changed through the pandemic, including community perspectives on good service, business and sustainability. This is a great chance to reflect on the past and look towards the future.” 

Business award categories include: 

Green Business Award

Resiliency Award 

Non-Profit Excellence Award

Start-Up Award

Steps to Reconciliation Award

Volunteer of the Year Award

Community Health & Wellness Award

Investment Award

Courage to Come Back Award

Public Sector Service Award

 

 

 

For more information on the awards, sponsorship, nomination criteria, tickets information or to nominate a business, please visit www.portmcneill.net/businessawards

Media Contact: 

Eric Dutcyvich, Chamber President

eric@lemare.ca 250-956-3123

 

--30--