All nominees for the 2022 Clovies Business awards will be contacted and asked to complete a more detailed application form. Finalists will be chosen based on the content of that application form, not based on the number of nominations they have received. Only one nomination per person/company is required to be considered.


Excellence in Philanthropy

PHILANTHROPIC BUSINESS EXCELLENCE Honours a for profit organization that donates time, money, experience, skills or talent to help improve our community.

Excellence in Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSIVITY Honours an organization that has made commitments to address societal disparity and injustice, and established or expanded diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for their current and future workforce.

Business Excellence Large Business (20+ employees)

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE LARGE BUSINESS (20+ Employees) Honours a larger business that exemplifies superior customer service while embracing innovation and providing a positive work environment for its employees to grow and develop.

Business Excellence Medium Business (10-19 employees)

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE MEDIUM BUSINESS (10 – 19 Employees) Honours a medium business that exemplifies superior customer service while embracing innovation and providing a positive work environment for its employees to grow and develop.

Business Excellence Small Business – Health and Wellness (1-9 employees)

HEALTH & WELLNESS – Honours a small business that promotes physical and mental wellbeing such as healthy eating, personal care and beauty, nutrition and weightloss, meditation, spa retreats, workplace wellness and wellness tourism.

Business Excellence Small Business – Hospitality (1-9 employees)

HOSPITALITY – Honours a small business within the service industry including lodging, food and drink service, theme parks, transportation, hotels, restaurants and bars.

Business Excellence Small Business – Professional Services (1-9 employees)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – Honours a business in the service sector requiring special training and may require holding professional degrees and licenses.

Business Excellence Small Business – Retail (1-9 employees)

RETAIL – Honours a small business that sells goods and merchandise directly to consumers whether through a bricks and mortar storefront or online.

Business Excellence Small Business – Trades and Crafts (1-9 employees)

TRADES & CRAFTS – Honours a small business that offers products or services that require special skills, training, knowledge, and ability.

Not-for-Profit of the Year

NOT-FOR-PROFIT Organization of the Year Honours a non-profit organization, which may include a charity, community association or society, that is making significant strides within its sphere of influence and adding value to the community.

New Business of the Year

NEW BUSINESS of the Year Honours a “start-up” with a minimum of six (6) months to a maximum of twenty-four (24) months since incorporation and is achieving outstanding results in a short period of time.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR of the Year Recognizes a young “rising star”, 39 years of age or younger with entrepreneurial instincts, who is making a difference within his/her organization and the community.

Volunteer of the Year

VOLUNTEER of the Year Award Recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the well-being of the community through their commitment and dedication.

Bill Reid Memorial Business Person of the Year

BILL REID MEMORIAL BUSINESS PERSON of the Year Recognizes an individual with proven business acumen, who promotes the community at every opportunity and is an inspirational leader within his/her organization.


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Jen Cowden (Chair)  •   Abby Gemino  •   Yasmin de Joya-Pagal •  Shannon Stumph




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