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2022 Spirit of Success Award Categories

Nominations open for annual Spirit of Success Awards

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GODERICH – Nominations are now open in nine award categories for businesses, organizations and individuals that shine in our community, with the winners recognized at the annual Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron Spirit of Success Awards Gala.

The event will be held Friday, Nov. 25 at the Knights of Columbus Centre in Goderich. Catered by Part II Bistro.

This event 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, Zehrs Goderich Retail Business Award, and Huron County Economic Development Diversity Award.

“It’s been three years since we’ve been able to host this gala event in person and we’re ready. We’re ready to celebrate good news, to celebrate leaders and contributors who make our communities so great,” says Heather Boa, who is operations manager of the Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron.

Award category criteria and nomination forms are available online at huronchamber.ca/2022-spirit-of-success or by emailing info@huronchamber.ca
Any business within the boundaries of Goderich, Central and North Huron is eligible for nomination in the Spirit of Success Awards. Members or non-members are welcome to participate.

Nominate yourself, nominate that business you’ve relied on, nominate an event you attend every year, but please nominate.
Nominations close Friday, Oct. 14 at 5 pm.

Once the nomination form is received, the nominee will be sent an application for review 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.

Tickets go on sale shortly.

This event is co-sponsored by Libro Credit Union and Zehrs Goderich. Awards are sponsored by Artech Signs and Graphics.

Compass Minerals Environmental and Sustainability Award

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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

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Goderich Signal-Star Community Impact Award

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Vote for your favourite event that has happened in the past 12 months.

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.

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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.

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Downtown Goderich BIA Award

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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.

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Small Business Enterprise Centre New Business Award

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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.

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MicroAge Basics Service Award

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(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.

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K2 Wind Ontario Technology / Manufacturing Award

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Huron County Economic Development Diversity Award

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The Diversity Award recognizes a business or organization that embraces, celebrates and applies holistic inclusion and participation of a diverse people making the workplace a better environment in which to work, and the community a better place in which to live, work and raise a family.

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Huron Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award

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This award is given to the top overall business from all categories, as chosen by the judges.

Nomination Form

Tell us who shines in the past year. Once you have nominated the business, organization, person or event, we will send an application to the nominee to complete. The nominee's application will be reviewed by our community judges, who will select the winners. NOMINATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCT. 14 AT 5 PM.
Your Name

Person, Group or Business being nominated for the award
Please review the award descriptions on our website to ensure your nominee qualifies and is in the award category that is the best fit.