Categories of the awards

Business Person of the Year 

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Medium Business of the Year

This award acknowledges a Kingston business that has demonstrated responsible business leadership. This business has shown commitment to local economic development; positive employee relations; company innovation and growth; business ethics and support of the local community. At the time of nomination, the nominee must have been in business for at least three years.

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Tourism and Hospitality

This award recognizes the active role of the nominee in the development of the local tourism/hospitality industry, as well as making Kingston a sought after destination for visitors. The nominee will have demonstrated positive employee and customer service relations; business standards and ethics; innovative practices and marketing initiatives to attract visitors to Kingston. At the time of nomination, the nominee must have been in business for at least three years.

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This award recognizes a new business that demonstrates proactive and innovative leadership within their business or industry. The nominee demonstrates measurable success as a business and/or as an employer.  The business has shown the commitment to ensure customer satisfaction/quality and practices good corporate citizenship. At the time of nomination, the nominee must have been in business for at least 18 months and no more than three years.    

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Small Business of the Year 

This award acknowledges a Kingston business that has demonstrated responsible business leadership. This business has shown commitment to local economic development; positive employee relations; company innovation and growth; business ethics and support of the local community. At the time of nomination, the nominee must have been in business for at least three years.

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Large Business of the Year

This award acknowledges a Kingston business that has demonstrated responsible business leadership. This business has shown commitment to local economic development; positive employee relations; company innovation and growth; business ethics and support of the local community. At the time of nomination, the nominee must have been in business for at least three years.

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Young Entrepreneur of the Year

This award honours the contributions that young entrepreneurs make to the Kingston business community and the local economy. Nominees must be individuals aged 18-40 years and be the owner of a business located in the Greater Kingston area. At the time of nomination, the nominee must have been in business for at least 18 months and no more than three years.    

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This award recognizes a socially responsible organization and its employees that returns value to the community by supporting charities, educational and other community groups. The business practices good corporate citizenship, business standards and ethics, and commitment to the community. At the time of nomination, the nominee must have been in business for at least three years.

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Our newest award recognizes a company in the skilled trades sector that demonstrates outstanding leadership and acts as an ambassador to increase the sustainability and promotion of Kingston’s skilled trades. Through outreach activities, this business promotes careers and skilled trades education to key audiences including youth, parents, educators, government and other stakeholders. At the time of nomination, the nominee must have been in business for at least three years.

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