After months of interviews and meetings, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for its 2015 Business Excellence Awards.
The Chamber has named 22 local organizations as potential winners of awards in a variety of categories. Award nominations are based on overall business excellence and the criteria include excellence in business leadership, community contributions, entrepreneurship, environment, employee welfare, innovation and market growth.
The finalists are:
RETAIL/ WHOLESALE (Large)
· Canadian Tire ““ Burlington Mall
· Pioneer Energy
· Beauty First
· Elizabeth Interiors / Liz @ Home
· Kelly's Bake Shoppe
· BodyMed Boutique
· Pine & Dale Barbershop
· The Cover Guy
· Jan Kelley Marketing
· Keller Williams Edge Realty
· Barnard & Speziale The Interior Design Company
· Bosch Services Ltd.
· Broadcast Services International Inc.
· Lauren Crowther (Studio Technique)
· Erin Dunham (The Alex Restaurant)
· James Loewen (Loewen Group Mortgages)
· Carpenter Hospice
· Halton Learning Foundation
· Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
· Gelderman Landscape Services
“The Chamber was faced with some very tough decisions to choose finalists and winners this year” said Keith Hoey, President & CEO of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. “The calibre of the companies seems to be getting better every year. This is a clear indication of the world-class organizations that carry on business in Burlington and the Chamber is pleased to be able to recognize all these organizations.”
While the list of finalists is now public information, the names of the winners remain a closely guarded secret. The winners will be announced at the Chamber Business Awards Gala set for April 7 at the Burlington Convention Centre. This star-studded affair proves to be one of the most anticipated business events of the year. It's a great opportunity for companies to show their appreciation to their staff and to show off to their clients.
Also being presented at the Chamber Awards Gala will be Tourism Burlington's Ambassador Award, BEDC's Export Award and Mayor Rick Goldring's Sustainable Green Business and Community Service Awards.
If you are interested in attending the Gala, please call the Chamber office at 905-639-0174 or visit the Chamber's website. Partnership opportunities are available; contact Jackie@burlingtonchamber.com
The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Burlington and advocates at the local, regional, provincial and federal levels on behalf of 1,000 companies representing 30,000 employees. The Chamber provides valuable networking and education opportunities for its members by hosting over 80 events each year.
For more information visit the Burlington Chamber website at burlingtonchamber.com