Business Excellence Awards
Kamloops is home to a thriving business collective that inspires creativity and cultivates new talent. Nominate a standout business that shows grit, leadership and innovation as we celebrate 34 years of business excellence.
The Business Excellence Awards, presented by MNP, are peer-nominated awards that exist to celebrate entrepreneurial and community achievement in Kamloops in 17 award categories while providing a platform to elevate and grow their business at home and abroad.
Take a moment to nominate and recognize a truly remarkable community leader that makes Kamloops shine. All businesses in Kamloops are eligible for any of the 17 awards, with specific criteria detailed below.
Nominations for the Business Excellence Awards open on March 13, 2020. Please review the individual awards criteria.
What are the key dates I should be aware of?
Nomination Period: March 13, 2020 @ 9:00 AM PDT – May 31, 2020 @ 11:59 PM PDT
Awards Gala: Saturday, October 24, 2020 (tickets available June 2020)
Who were the winners last year?
Take a look at last years winners here.
How do I nominate a business?
On March 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM PST, the Kamloops Chamber will accept nominations for the 34th Annual Business Excellence Awards. Intake lasts for one-month and all businesses are eligible to be nominated for a Business Excellence Award as long as they adhere to the award specific criteria.
Nomination Period: March 13, 2020 @ 9:00 AM PST – May 31, 2020 @ 11:59 PM PST
Awards Criteria: Find the individual award criteria here.
What happens if I am nominated?
If you or your business have been nominated for a Business Excellence Awards, a representative from the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce will contact you within 10-business days after the nomination period has closed. You can choose if you would like to proceed with your nomination.
I accept my nomination! Now what?
Fantastic! If you are nominated and choose to move forward with your nomination, we will send a digital nomination package for you to fill out and will ask for supporting documents and references. Each award has an individual selection committee. Scores are confidentially tabulated by MNP.
Pro tip: Provide the selection committee with an in-depth look at your business. Elevate your nomination package by providing high-quality videos, images and references. These materials may be used for marketing purposes, so stand-out. Don’t just copy and paste text from your website.
My nomination package is submitted, now what?
The selection committee diligently gets to work reviewing the submitted nomination packages.
I am a finalist! What is the next step?
Congratulations! Our team and the awards selection committee (made up of community citizens) will get to work to schedule a follow-up interview with you. They may ask for additional information about you and your business. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets to the Awards Gala that takes place during Small Business Week in October. This event typically sells-out, so do not wait.
Pro tip: This is a tremendous FREE marketing opportunity for you to celebrate and raise your business profile. In the business, this is something we call earned media. Ride the wave and share the news on your social media accounts, in your newsletter and add it to your website.