About the awards

Business Excellence Awards

The awards are a celebration of business excellence, recognizing Chamber members and Kingston business community members who have made exceptional contributions through their involvement and leadership in the community. It is a time for the business community to come together and show their appreciation towards businesses and entrepreneurs that have helped shape the Kingston region.


Nominations may be submitted by Chamber members and the community; self-nominations are also encouraged. There needs to be a minimum of 3 nominees per category for the award to be presented. An independent judging panel from outside South Eastern Ontario determine the winners.

As  a Nominator

Submitting a nomination is a great way to recognize your favourite local business.  You only need to provide 500 words about why the business deserves to be nominated in the appropriate category.  We will pass your submission along to the nominated company with your permission, so that they can share and celebrate the acknowledgement with their team.  

As  a Nominee  or Self-Nominee

No one knows your business better than you, and this is your opportunity to share your success story and shine a spotlight on your business.  Submitting a self-nomination or completing a nomination submitted by a third party is a great way to celebrate the achievements of your business and your team.  

Awards Presentation

We hope that we will be able to come together at least partially in person to honour our local business community, but we will be monitoring the situation carefully. Stay tuned for more details about the timing and format of this year's event.