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President’s Excellence Awards

an inspiring night of celebration

The President’s Excellence Awards gala, sponsored by Atlantic Lottery, is an inspiring night of celebration.

It recognizes our local entrepreneurs and their successes, innovations, community contributions, and overall business achievement in ten award categories.

The nomination period opens each May. An independent panel adjudicates the submissions, selecting three finalists and a winner in each category.

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Nominations for the 2023 President’s Excellence Awards will open in April 2022.

Excellence in Business Award

Given to a for-profit business that has been operating for ten years or more, with more than 25 full-time employees.

    Criteria:
    The nominee has demonstrated excellence in business operations including marketing, sales, customer service, human resources, financial management, environmental practices, etc.; is clearly viewed by peers as being a leader in business excellence; has demonstrated the best aspects of the entrepreneurial spirit and has a strong track record of community involvement and support.

    Award sponsored by

    Excellence in Small Business Award

    Given to a for-profit business that has been operating for ten years or more, with fewer than 25 full-time employees.

    Criteria:
    The nominee has demonstrated excellence in business operations including marketing, sales, customer service, human resources, financial management, environmental practices, etc.; is clearly viewed by peers as being a leader in business excellence; has demonstrated the best aspects of the entrepreneurial spirit and has a strong track record of community involvement and support.

    Award co-sponsored by

    Excellence in Customer Service Award

    Given to a business that has shown a strong commitment to outstanding customer service, customer loyalty, community involvement, and has demonstrated innovation within their sector.

      Criteria:
      The business is known for its exceptional customer service delivered by knowledgeable staff committed to customer satisfaction. Innovation in service delivery, conflict resolution, staff training, use of technology, and marketing set this business apart as a leader in customer service.

      Award sponsored by

      Emerging Business Excellence Award

      Given to a for-profit business, operative for two to five years, that has demonstrated innovation and shows strong potential for growth in their industry.

      Criteria:
      The candidate has demonstrated remarkable growth, innovation, and leadership in their industry sector during the first years of operation.

      Award sponsored by

      Workplace Excellence Award

      Given to an organization that, through innovative human resource practices, provides employees with a positive, healthy, and productive workplace.

      Criteria:
      Through its commitment to staff development, work/life balance, fair employment practices, implementation of diversity and inclusion policies, and employee communications, the organization provides an exceptional work environment resulting in high employee satisfaction and retention.

      Award sponsored by

      Not-for-Profit Excellence Award

      Recognizes the accomplishments of an organization in the not-for-profit sector that contributes to the economic, social, and/or cultural well-being of the Greater Charlottetown Area.

      Criteria:
      The organization must have an established reputation for delivering a high level of programs and/ or services as well as a track record of efficient and effective management and strong board governance.

      Award sponsored by

      People’s Choice for Community Impact Award

      Recognizes a business that has earned an engaged and loyal following and support from the community, as determined through a public online voting poll that opens in the fall.

      Criteria:

      The organization must be a small, locally owned, and operated business. The winner will be decided by an online voting process that will open in the fall of 2021.

      Award sponsored by

      Excellence in Collaboration Award

      Recognizes two or more uniquely-owned businesses that display true Island spirit and foster effective relationships to offer alternative or enhanced services and/or products.

      Criteria:
      The organization must have formed a solid and dependable partnership with two or more uniquely owned businesses, to deliver a successful and unique product and/or service.

      Award sponsored by

      Innovation Excellence Award

      Recognizes and acknowledges a business that has demonstrated outstanding performance and achievement through innovative and creative approaches, resulting in new or improved programs, products, services or initiatives.

      Criteria:
      The organization must have or be creating and implementing innovative programs, practises, partnerships, policies and activities that improve and generate new ideas, techniques, tools or solutions with practical applications.

      Award sponsored by

      Entrepreneur of the Year Award

      Recognizes the accomplishments and entrepreneurial spirit of an individual in the community, as selected by the Chamber’s Executive Committee.

      Criteria:

      Individuals are nominated and selected by the Chamber’s Executive Committee, on the following criteria:

        • Must be a for-profit business in business for 5+ years
        • Demonstrated leadership
        • Steady revenue growth
        • Demonstrated personal and financial commitment
        • Community involvement

         

        Do you know a Chamber member deserving of a little extra recognition? Nominate them, or your own business (highly encouraged), in one of the categories above.

        General Award Nomination Rules & Requirements

         

          • Nominees must be Chamber members in good standing. Check out our membership directory here.
          • Businesses that are not Chamber members may be nominated but must become members by July 31, 2021 to move forward with the Awards process.
          • Businesses who have been winners in any award category are not eligible to be nominated again for three years.
          • Businesses who have been a finalist cannot be nominated in the same category again for three years.
          • Members can self-nominate (highly encouraged) or be nominated by someone in the community.
          • Businesses affiliated with the Chamber’s President’s Excellence Awards judging committee are not eligible for award nominations; all judges must complete a conflict of interest declaration form.

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