Join us as we celebrate the Yellowknife business community!
Presented by: De Beers Canada
Friday, October 19th, 2018
Chateau Nova Yellowknife, Caribou Room
Tickets available now!
$125 + GST
To purchase tickets or a table, please call our office at 867.920.4944 or email: Programs@YKChamber.com
Schedule of Events:
5:30 PM - Doors Open
6:00 PM - Cocktails & Networking
6:45 PM - Opening Remarks
7:15 PM - Dinner
8:00 PM - Awards Ceremony
After party featuring live music from Welders Daughter and dancing!
Nominations are open!
The deadline for Business Award Gala Nominations is August 24th, 2018, at 4:00 PM.
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
To qualify for the nomination of a 2018 Business Award, all applicants must meet the following criteria:
- The nominated business must have operated in Yellowknife for a minimum of 3 years, except for ‘Breakout New Business’ nominees
- The nominated business must be operating at the time of nomination and at the time of the presentation of the award (October 19th, 2018)
- Businesses must be a member of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce. New members welcome!
- Businesses may be nominated for more than one category
- Nominations must be submitted no later than 4:00pm on August 24th, 2018
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD:
Sponsored by Camco Construction
The Small Business of The Year Award is presented to a business with 20 or less employees who has demonstrated significant business achievement, service excellence and involvement in our community.
CORPORATE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD:
Sponsored by: Business Development Bank of Canada
The Corporate Business of The Year Award is presented to a corporation with 21 or more employees who has demonstrated significant business achievement, financial growth, service excellence and involvement in our community.
ABORIGINAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD:
Sponsored By: Northland Utilities
The Aboriginal-Owned Business of the Year Award celebrates the Aboriginal business sector and its contributions to the local economy. The award is presented to a business who has demonstrated significant business achievement, service excellence and involvement in our community. Businesses must be 51% aboriginal owned and operated.
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE:
Sponsored By: Field Law
The Customer Service Award of Excellence is given to a business that has best demonstrated outstanding customer service in their everyday business, and leadership in setting high customer service standards for Yellowknife.
COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD:
Sponsored By: Northwest Territories Power Corporation
The Community Involvement Award is given to the business whose owners or employees have demonstrated a commitment to community involvement by participating in community groups (charitable, not-for-profit, business or professional associations), and whose community work or initiatives have improved life for their fellow citizens.
BREAKOUT NEW BUSINESS AWARD:
Sponsored By: NWT Business Development & Investment Corporation
The Breakout New Business Award recognizes the vital importance of new business start-ups in our community and will be presented to a business that is been in operation for less than 3 years and has demonstrated innovation and growth. This company must have a strong foundation in place for continued commercial success.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD:
Sponsered By: Northwestel
The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates outstanding achievement by young entrepreneurs. The award is given to the business that best demonstrates effective leadership and has excellent potential for growth. The nominee must be between the ages of 18 and 35.
WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY AWARD:
Sponsored By: Workers Safety and Compensation Commission
The Workplace Health & Safety Award recognizes an organization that has shown leadership through its commitment to improving its health and safety management practices or implemented a new, unique idea to create a safer, healthier work environment.
The organization must not be currently prosecuted or investigated for prosecution, for a violation under the Northwest Territories occupational health and safety legislation. All safety management and practices must be in compliance with the NWT Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code.
TRAILBLAZERS WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARD:
Sponsored By: The City of Yellowknife
The Trailblazers Women in Business Award celebrates women in business and their contributions to the local economy. As successful business owners, Yellowknife’s trailblazers play a critical role in shaping our business community. The award is presented to a business who has demonstrated significant business achievement, service excellence and involvement in our community. Businesses must be 51% owned and operated by a woman.
Thank you to our Sponsors!