Gibson Cultural Centre, Alliston | WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 6:00 P.M.


Business Nominations

Business nominations will be accepted for The Township of Adjala-Tosorontio, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Township of Essa, Town of Innisfil and The Town of New Tecumseth.

Call or send an email stating the business name, email address and Award(s) category by April 6, 2023 Application forms are sent out to the nominee as soon as the nominations are received.

Please note that the sources of nominations are confidential and will not be released to the businesses.

For more information please contact Robin Brown at (705) 435-1540, ext.108 1-800-509-7554 or

Agricultural Award

The Agricultural Award will honour an agricultural enterprise in which the principles of running a successful farm or agricultural related operation are applied and have resulted in a flourishing, and thriving business.

Aspiring Entrepreneur

This category is not open to nominations. The award will be presented to the winner of the Nottawasaga Futures Youth Business Plan Competition.

Business Excellence Award

The Business Excellence Award will honour an established, mature, business that has contributed significantly to the economic development of the community through its growth and community involvement. Key focus is on long term success, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Community Excellence Award

The Community Excellence award will honour a business that stands out among those nominated for their outstanding leadership and community involvement. This business has an active interest in the civic, cultural and social welfare of their community.

Customer Service Excellence

Three Customer Service Awards will be awarded.

The Customer Service Excellence award will honour a business that stands out among those nominated for their outstanding dedication to customer satisfaction and innovation in customer retention.

Customer Service Excellence – 25 + employees

Customer Service Excellence – 10 - 24 employees

Customer Service Excellence – 1 - 9 employees

Entrepreneur of the Year

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award will honour an indivdual who is recognized for outstanding achievement in starting, taking over, or substantially changing a profit making business venture within three years. The award will be given to an individual who exhibits a high level of leadership, creativity, and sense of community.

New Business Award

The New Business Award will honour a business which has been in operation less than three years. The award will be given to a new business venture that led to investment in the local economy. Key criteria include innovation, successful start up and the generation of the economic activity.

Youth Entrepreneur

The Youth Entrepreneur Award is open to young Entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 29. Key criteria include innovation, successful start up and the generation of economic activity

The event will conclude at 9 pm and light hors d'oeuvres will be served

The Nottawasaga Futures Business Excellence Awards can provide a number of benefits for businesses and individuals who are nominated or win an award. Some of these benefits include:

Support for local businesses: The awards program is an opportunity for local businesses to be recognized and celebrated for their contributions to the community and economy.

Encourage growth and development: These awards are a way to encourage and inspire businesses to continue to grow, develop and strive for excellence in their industry.

Community involvement: The awards program is a way for businesses to be recognized for their community involvement, showing that they are not just a business, but also a member of the community.

Marketing Opportunities: Winning an award can be a great way to promote the business and its products or services, as well as to increase visibility in the community.

Networking and collaboration: The awards program is also an opportunity for businesses to network and collaborate with other successful businesses in the area.

A way to acknowledge and appreciate the hardworking business owners and employees: The awards program is a way to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and contributions of business owners and employees who are the backbone of the local economy.

Inspiration: Winning an award can serve as an inspiration for other businesses in the community, encouraging them to strive for excellence and innovation.



The Details

Where: Gibson Cultural Centre, Alliston

When: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24

Parking: plentiful parking and limited street spaces