NOMINATIONS FOR 2023 ARE NOW OPEN!
Deadline to nominate is July 31, 2023.
All nominees for the 2023 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.
2023 AWARD CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS
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 – Services (1-9 employees)
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.
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.
CITIZENSHIP EXCELLENCE 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.
Indigenous Business of the Year
Honours an organization that is majority Indigenous owned and is making strides putting reconciliation into action and supporting youth.
2023 AWARD NOMINATION FORM
THE CLOVIES TEAM
Jen Cowden (Chair) • Abby Gemino • Yasmin de Joya-Pagal