BDO Canada LLP and Lakeland Holding Ltd. present the 26th Annual Outstanding Bracebridge Business Achievement Awards. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

1. NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Gagnon's Your Independent Grocer
A new or nearly new Bracebridge business that has been in operation three years or less. This business may have demonstrated outstanding growth, uniqueness, environmental sensitivity, marketing success and/or may have received other peer recognition either regionally or provincially.
Tell us which new Bracebridge business you think should win this award and include your reasons.
2. ESTABLISHED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, sponsored by TD Canada Trust
A Bracebridge based business that has been in operation more than three years. This business may have demonstrated outstanding growth, uniqueness, environmental sensitivity, marketing success and/or may have received other peer recognition either regionally or provincially.
Let us know which established Bracebridge business deserves this award and why.
3. YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR, sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
A Bracebridge business person between 18 and 35 years of age who has demonstrated extraordinary entrepreneurial success in starting a new business or revitalizing a mature company.
Which Bracebridge business person would you choose and tell us what has impressed you about this young person?
4. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE, sponsored by the Bracebridge Business Improvement Area Association
Is there a Bracebridge based business that has wowed you with their excellent customer service?

It could be a business where the desire to give the best customer service is conspicuous and apparent. Where service is paramount, an important part of the business style and is obviously built-in to its corporate consciousness.
Let us know which Bracebridge business it is and what they did for you, so that they can be recognized.
5. BEST HOME BASED BUSINESS (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
Some people operate businesses out of their homes.

This licensed, home-operated Bracebridge business may have demonstrated success and innovation over the years and especially in the past year. They provide a quality product or service and conduct their business with professionalism and integrity.
Tell us about a home based business in Bracebridge that impresses you and why.
6. SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Speedy Glass Bracebridge
This Bracebridge based business has a reputation of providing services in a knowledgeable and professional manner. They offer quality work and continuously exceed clients' expectations.
Tell us about a service provider in Bracebridge that you would recommend to others and why.
7. TOURISM AWARD, Sponsored by Santa's Village
This Bracebridge based business could have demonstrated superior tourist / visitor services in the provision of: accommodations or food services or tourist attraction or tourism services.
Let us know where you like to take visitors in Bracebridge, when they come to town and why.
8. FEMALE BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Georgian College
This Bracebridge woman may have demonstrated business excellence and success through leadership and creativity. Achievements could be supported by increased sales / productivity / unique business approach or possibly demonstrated personal and financial involvement.
Do you know of a Bracebridge business woman who deserves to be recognized? Tell us her story.
9. MALE BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Barriston Law
This Bracebridge man may have demonstrated business excellence and success through leadership and creativity. Achievements could be supported by increased sales / productivity / unique business approach or possibly demonstrated personal and financial involvement.
Do you know of a Bracebridge business man who deserves recognition? It could even be someone who works in the background, but without them things would not run as smoothly. Tell us more about him.
10. ACCESSIBILITY AWARD, Sponsored by the Town of Bracebridge Accessibility Advisory Committee
A Bracebridge business or organization that has designed or renovated their place of business to eliminate barriers and/or enhance access for people with disabilities OR, a business that has provided accessible service to persons with disabilities.

* The achievement should relate to the past three years (2016 to 2019).

* The selection of awards will be based on the information submitted with the nomination form. Nominators can submit additional information including letters of support, testimonials, pictures, drawings, etc. to chamber@bracebridgechamber.com with the Subject: Accessibility Award.
* The winner of the Accessibility Award will be determined by the Town of Bracebridge Accessibility Advisory Committee.
11. OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRACEBRIDGE, Sponsored by the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce
This Bracebridge-based business or individual has voluntarily engaged in activities that enhance the community's quality of life and supports these endeavors through personal time and/or resources. They have created a corporate/personal culture of giving with emphasis on community volunteerism that is unrelated to their core business.
This Bracebridge business or individual makes Bracebridge a better place! Tell us why.
*Please provide your name, telephone number and email so that we can contact you if we need clarification about any of your nominations. *Your name will not be publicized. This information will only be used by the Organizer to contact you if more information is needed
Thank you for your participation.