Nominations open for annual Spirit of Success Awards
Nominations are now open for businesses, organizations and individuals that shine in our community, in the annual Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron Spirit of Success Awards.
The event, to be held Thursday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m., gives the community the opportunity to nominate leading businesses that provide stellar service, individuals who provide leadership in the business community, and other criteria of excellence are outlined in the nine sponsored award categories: Compass Minerals Environmental and Sustainability Award, Downtown Goderich BIA Award, Goderich Signal Star Community Impact Award, John C. Grace Young Entrepreneur Award, K2 Wind Ontario Technology/Manufacturing Award, MicroAge Basics Service Award, Small Business Enterprise Centre New Business Award, Tourism Goderich Hospitality Business Award, and Zehrs Goderich Retail Business Award.
Any business within the boundaries of Goderich, Central and North Huron is eligible for nomination in the Spirit of Success Awards.
Nominate yourself, nominate that business you’ve relied on through the pandemic, nominate an event you attend every year, but please nominate. Nominations close Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 11:59 pm.
Award winners will be selected by a panel of three judges. Judges will also select the top business from all nominations to be named the Huron Chamber Business of the Year.
Winners will be announced during a Facebook Live event on Thursday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at www.facebook.com/huronchamber with hosts Nadine VandenHeuvel of Goderich Fit Body Boot Camp and Jeff Bauer of Homefield Group, Royal LePage Heartland. VandenHeuvel is also on the board of directors of the Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron and she is Chair of the Spirit of Success Committee.
This event is co-sponsored by Libro Credit Union and Zehrs Goderich. Awards are sponsored by Artech Signs and Graphics. Production sponsor in FauxPop Media.
Award Categories (Nomination Form can be found below the descriptions of the Awards):
Compass Minerals Environmental and Sustainability Award
This award category praises the accomplishments made by implementing sustainability measures. It seeks to shine a light on the organization’s efforts to preserve our planet.
Awarded to a business or organization that has:
- Been in operation for a minimum of two consecutive years
- Made an outstanding commitment to sustainable development
- Self-initiated environmental actions and programs beyond legislative requirements
- Found energy or waste efficiencies
- Provided environmental stewardship, education, or innovation in the past year
Downtown Goderich BIA Award
This award is presented to a service or not for profit business establishment in the Downtown Goderich BIA district that enhances the quality of life and/or health and/or welfare of our community, by offering professional service in the field of financial, health and wellness, educational or welfare assistance.
Goderich Signal Star Community Impact Award
Vote for your favourite event that has happened in 2020. This could be a sport event, a fundraising event, a festival – whatever was special. This could have been organized by a group, or an individual. Your nomination must have made a positive impact on the community.
John C. Grace Young Entrepreneur Award
An entrepreneur aged 30 or younger, who owns or manages a business or manages staff, and has been successful in meeting goals and objectives of the business, and have earned the respect of peers and employees with their management skills, have received a nomination.
K2 Wind Ontario Technology/Manufacturing Award
Awarded to a business or organization that has improved performance, increased customer/client satisfaction, or enhanced public awareness through the use of innovative products, processes or communication technologies.
MicroAge Basics Service Award
(This award is for non-retail, non-hospitality businesses.) Demonstrates excellence in customer service leadership on a consistent basis. The business & staff go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction with their service/ product. Recognizes and rewards employees with positive incentives for providing excellent customer service.
Small Business Enterprise Centre New Business Award
New Business to the area that opened within the last 18 months and in operation for minimum of six months, that:
Provides excellent customer service;
Provides support and training to staff & employees; and
Is community-minded and supportive.
Tourism Goderich Hospitality Business Award
A hospitality sector business that demonstrates excellence in customer service on a consistent basis. Community minded and supportive. Always creates a special customer experience.
Zehrs Goderich Retail Business Award
A Retail sector business that demonstrates excellence in customer service on a consistent basis, is community-minded and supportive, and always puts the customer’s needs first.
Huron Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award
This award is given to the top overall business from all categories. Rather than being nominated by the public, it is chosen by the judges during a review of nominations.
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