|It is recognition time in Collingwood! It’s time for everyone to take a few moments to nominate a business or business person that you deal with that you think deserves recognition. Resident, weekender or visitor this applies to you! You have an opportunity right now to nominate someone who deserves recognition. It only takes a few moments.
Being recognized as a Collingwood Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Winner or even nominee is not only thrilling, it goes a long way to benefit a deserving business because they get well deserved recognition.
What business do you deal with that you think is deserving of recognition? Who has been a pleasure to deal with? Who delivers outstanding results? Who goes the extra mile? Is there someone you have dealt with as a visitor that has made your stay simply outstanding? Is there a unique tourist attraction, restaurant or event that has surpassed your expectations? Who has delivered outstanding customer service year after year? Who has done a great job for you?
The award categories and criteria are listed below and if you would like to nominate a business, click on the link at the bottom of this article.
Small Business Owner of the Year Award
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” --Walt Disney
Environmentally Conscious Business Award
“I do believe that it is extremely important that each one of us is a participant in life and what's going on around us rather than being a spectator to it and if you do that, if you participate in the world, in your community, your school, your company, or your country, whatever.. Then you will be useful and hopefully leave the planet a little better.” --Janet Holmes à Court
Innovative Business Award
“The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.” --Bono
Customer Service Award
“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.” --Mahatma Gandhi
Business Expansion/Renovation Award
"An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he'll quickly learn how to chew it." -- Roy Ash
Retail Business Award
“When people talk about successful retailers and those that are not so successful, the customer determines at the end of the day who is successful and for what reason.” --Gerry Harvey
Professional Service Award
“If the community is happy, then they support your business and if your business is doing well, then you can give back even more to the community.” --Magic Johnson
Hospitality and Tourism Award
"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen." -- Benjamin Disraeli
Not For Profit Organization Award
“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.” --Walter Reuther
Industrial and Trade Business Award
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” --Martin Luther King, Jr.
Volunteer of the Year Award
“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.” --James M. Barrie
Collingwood Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award
"You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit." -- Aristotle
To nominate a business, click here!