Nomination Open for the 2018 Airdrie Business Awards
The 2018 Airdrie Business Awards organizing committee invite the public to recognize, celebrate and support business success in Airdrie by placing a nomination for the Airdrie Business Leader Award, the Business of the Year Award (formerly the Winning Edge Award), the Employer Excellence Award, the Legacy Business Award, the Emerging Business Award and new this year, the Franchise Business Award from May 10th to July 31st at www.airdriebusinessawards.com.
All of the winners including the Business Leader Award will be announced, at the awards gala at Bert Church Theatre on Thursday October 18th.
“We love Airdrie business, and we want people to share their stories, their victories and their perspective while celebrating small business in Airdrie and recognizing the cream of the crop”, is the mantra of the committee.
2018 Airdrie Business Award categories include:
Business of the Year Award– This award was formerly known as the Winning Edge Award and is awarded to a small business (less than 50 employees) that has been in business for at least 3 years, that best exhibits outstanding achievement in innovative practices, customer service, growth and actively participates in the community.
Employer Excellence – Awarded to a business that goes above and beyond for their employees and provides the best overall place to work. The company values their employees’ development and retention on the same level that it values productivity and business growth. It places high levels of importance on corporate culture and a happy and healthy work environment for their staff.
Emerging Business Award – Awarded to a small business (less than 50 employees) that has been in business for less than 3 years, and demonstrates several of the following characteristics:
- Growth through creation of additional jobs, locations, or an increase in customers
- Growth in revenue
- Offers products or services that meet a need in the community
- Provides exemplary customer services
- Demonstrates a connection to the Airdrie community
- Demonstrates support of the Airdrie business community
Airdrie Business Leader Award - Awarded to an individual whose business ethics and philosophies extend beyond the walls of their business and have a positive impact on the Airdrie community as a whole; an individual whose vision encompasses both the priorities of the community along with a high degree of business excellence.
Legacy Business Award - Awarded to a business that is independently owned and operated, has been in Airdrie for at least 15 years, has shown sustained growth and contributions to local employment. This business has invested in the community and sees community investment as a core part of the company’s values.
New for 2018:
Franchise Business Award – Awarded to a franchise business in Airdrie that is operating under a parent company that allows entrepreneurs to use their strategies, business model and name. The Franchise best reflects the outstanding spirit and success of our business community, has demonstrated significant achievement within the last three years and has contributed to community activities and professional associations.
Nominations for all awards can be made online at www.airdriebusinessawards.com from May 10 until July 31, 2018.