The Burlington Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards recognize overall success and excellence of local area businesses. Awards are given in several categories including: manufacture, retail/wholesale, service industry, small businesses, new product/service, and young entrepreneur.
For the Mayor’s Awards, nominees will be considered on the basis of criteria that show how they contribute to Burlington quality of life, making Burlington a better place in which to live and work. Two awards will be presented; the first to a for-profit business and the second to a not-for-profit organization providing charitable works or services in Burlington.
2014 BURLINGTON BUSINESS AWARDS GALA
“The Chamber was faced with some very tough decisions to pick award recipients this year as we had over 70 nominations submitted,” said MacKinnon. “There were several extremely impressive organizations that were nominated and with so many exceptional businesses operating in Burlington that it becomes increasingly difficult to single out a winner. Each year the review process becomes more rigorous proving just how tough it is to win these awards.”
The Chamber's Business Awards Task Force goes through a very thorough process to select finalists and, ultimately, winners. Through this process they sometimes find that in some categories there are no nominated companies that are ‘award-worthy’. This speaks not only to the integrity of the process, but to the high calibre of the finalists and the winning companies.
“We were especially pleased to present the Young Entrepreneur award this year,” continued MacKinnon. “We have presented this award in the past, however last year we did not. This award is important as it recognizes the great achievements of young professionals and the calibre of up-and-coming business leaders in Burlington.”
THE 2013 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
Nickel Brook Beers
Burlington Youth Soccer Club
Cogeco Cable Canada
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
MAYOR’S COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
BEDC & EDC BUSINESS EXPORT AWARD