Fort Erie Business Excellence Awards 2017

The Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that it will be hosting their bi-annual Business Excellence Awards on Friday, September 29.

The BEA’s, sponsored by Meridian Credit Union, are presented every two years and recognize local businesses whose leadership, constructive vision, competitive edge, and positive contributions have stimulated and encouraged growth and development within Greater Fort Erie.

The Gala showcases the outstanding accomplishments and entrepreneurial spirit of our business leaders and community-minded citizens.

Nominate A Deserving Business or Individual

Complete the nomination form and get your entries in today! Submissions close Thursday, August 17, 2017.

  • 1 of 3: Choose An Award Category

  • There are 11 award categories open for nomination. 7 are business awards and 4 are for individuals. All businesses who have been operating within the Town of Fort Erie for more than 1 year are eligible to be nominated. Businesses do not have to be members of the Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce. Individuals/companies may nominate themselves if they wish to do so.

    To begin review and select a category for nomination.

    Business Awards

    Small Business of Excellence - Sponsored by Durward Jones Barkwell & Company

    A business with 10 or fewer employees that has demonstrated success across all award category criteria.

    Large Business of Excellence - Sponsored by Fort Erie EDTC

    A business with 11+ employees, or sole proprietorship that has demonstrated success across all award category criteria.

    Technology, Innovation & Environmental Initiative - Sponsored by CMS

    A business that demonstrates technology, innovation, or environmental enhancements through improvements to their day-to-day op-erations. These initiatives have led to either enhanced productivity, improved product quality, or less impact on the environment.

    Employer of Excellence - Sponsored by Circle P Paving

    An individual or company that goes above and beyond in valuing employees through investments in training, career development & advancement opportunities, and / or promotion of a balanced work/home lifestyle.

    Emerging New Business - Sponsored by Scotiabank

    A business in operation for only 1-2 years but in that short time has demonstrated success in the marketplace with a promising future. This award is reserved for NEW business. Existing business with new ownership are not eligible.

    Accessible Business - Sponsored by Corporation of the Town of Fort Erie

    Whether it is parents with infants, elderly, or individuals with disabilities, this award is given to a business that is consistently striving to ensure their premises and/or the way they conduct business is accessible to all.

    Fort Erie Attractors Award - Sponsored by Peace Bridge Duty Free

    A new award that will be presented to a business whose marketing and brand extends throughout Niagara or beyond and works to draw visitors and/or consumers to the Fort Erie community and economy.

    Individual Awards

    Entrepreneur of Excellence - Sponsored by Grant Thorton LLP

    Awarded to a successful business person who continuously demonstrates vision, innovation, and contributes towards continues growth for the company they work for, or own as a sole proprietorship.

    Community Involvement and Volunteerism Award - Sponsored by Rich Products

    An individual who selflessly gives of their time to champion the causes of others, and makes giving back to their community a corner-stone of their personal and business life.

    Young Professionals Award - Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

    An individual under the age of 35 who has demonstrated the drive and determination to succeed and has become a valued and re-spected member of the Fort Erie business community.

    Exceptional Customer Service - Sponsored by Beatties

    An employee who continually goes above and beyond in the delivery of exceptional service within the organization. Nominated by their employer or co-worker, this individual exemplifies the desire to ensure that customers and clients are the #1 focus.

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