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Yorkton Chamber of Commerce
2020 Celebrate Success Business Awards

Deadline for receipt of completed applications is NOON Wednesday February 19, 2020.

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Description of Each Award


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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Awarded to the business that demonstrates outstanding performance in its contribution to recreation and amateur sports; and/or arts and culture; and/or charitable or non-profit groups; and/or business development/promotion of the city, through time and/or financial support.

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PROPERTY RESTORATION AWARD
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Awarded to a business which has demonstrated exceptional performance in restoring or revitalizing an older existing building or property. The restoration must have occurred between Jan 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2019. Please include photos or a brief (5 minute)video with this nomination.

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BUSINESS GROWTH & EXPANSION
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Awarded to a business which has been expanded within the time frame of Jan 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2019 and has demonstrated exceptional performance in terms of expansion into a new product, service, line of business or the creation of new markets and/or jobs.

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NEW BUSINESS VENTURE
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Awarded to a business which has been established within the time frame Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2019 and has demonstrated exceptional performance in terms of expansion into a new product, service, or line of business, or the creation of new markets and/or jobs.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE
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Awarded to a business which has demonstrated dedication to customer satisfaction. It consistently demonstrates excellence in the delivery of its products, services and/or hospitality.

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COMMUNITY MERIT AWARD
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Awarded to organizations and/or events, including religious organizations and charitable fundraisers, which contribute to the overall quality of life and economy of the community.

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SAFETY AWARD
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Awarded to the business which has demonstrated a commitment to improving its safety management practices to create a safe work environment for its employees. Eligible businesses will have been operating for at least 3 years (as of Dec 31, 2019).

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR
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Awarded to a young entrepreneur (age 35 or under as of December 31, 2019), who is the majority shareholder (51% or greater) and who has established or expanded a business by December 31, 2019. The young entrepreneur will have demonstrated signs of success and viability in the venture.

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MARKETING
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Awarded to a business which demonstrates exceptional performance in the execution of a successful marketing strategy. The Judges will evaluate the success of a marketing program giving consideration to the nature of the product and the relative size of the business.

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AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
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Designed to recognize cornerstone businesses which have demonstrated excellence over time and have contributed to the economic well being of Yorkton and immediate area. The business must have been in continuous operation for at least 15 years (but is not required to be currently operating to be eligible). Once a business has received this honour, the business is not eligible for the Award in subsequent years.

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Peoples' Choice Award
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Nominations are NOT accepted for this award. The recipient of this award exemplifies the qualities of the business visionary. This person has taken a vision and turned it into a profitable reality; achieving success in business or industry. Demonstration of the attributes of leadership and corporate citizenship will be required for consideration for this award.


Business Leader of the Year

Nominations are NOT accepted for this award. The recipient of this award exemplifies the qualities of the business visionary. This person has taken a vision and turned it into a profitable reality; achieving success in business or industry. Demonstration of the attributes of leadership and corporate citizenship will be required for consideration for this award.


Small Business of the Year
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The recipient of this award has demonstrated excellence in the areas considered key to success. The business has stated its critical success factors and clearly demonstrated how its goals have been achieved. The business must have been operating for at least 3 years (as of Dec 31, 2019) and have a maximum of 15 employees (full time equivalents). The business will be privately owned and operated in Yorkton OR in the case of a franchise, the franchisee must own and operate the business in Yorkton.


Large Business of the Year
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The recipient of this award has demonstrated excellence in the areas considered key to success. The business has stated its critical success factors and clearly demonstrated how its goals have been achieved. The business must have been operating for at least 3 years (as of Dec 31, 2019) and have a greater than 15 employees (full time equivalents). The business will be privately owned and operated in Yorkton OR in the case of a franchise, the franchisee must own and operate the business in Yorkton.


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