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Young Entrepreneur

This award honours the contributions that young entrepreneurs make to the Kingston business community and the local economy. Nominees must be aged 18-40 and be the owner of a business located in the Greater Kingston area.

Young Entrepreneur

Eligibility Requirements
1. Nominee has had an active business in the Greater Kingston area for a minimum of 18 months and no more than three years.
2. Nominee is under the age of 40.
3. If nominated by a third party, Nominee must approve and accept the nomination.
4. Nominee must not have won in the same category in the past three years.

Submission (500 Word Minimum)

Leadership and Business Acumen (50%)
How has the Nominee provided job opportunities, demonstrated positive employee relations and delivered customer satisfaction? What innovations has the nominee introduced to their business? Provide examples of the Nominee’s business leadership and the resulting success.

Customer Service/Quality (30%)
What product and/or service initiatives has the Nominee undertaken to deliver customer satisfaction? (Describe how customer satisfaction, service and quality improvements are measured. Provide customer testimonials and/or results from customer satisfaction surveys.)

Community/Charitable Involvement (20%)
What activities has the Nominee been involved in to help make Greater Kingston a better place to live, work and do business? (Describe volunteerism, leadership in community affairs, and promotion of employee/company involvement in fundraising or community activity.)

Award applicants are not required to be a member of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce.

Entry Deadline

To be eligible, your submission must be received by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce office no later than June 29th, 2022. If unable to submit your application electronically, please submit a printed copy of this form and all other documents to the following:

Business Excellence Awards
c/o Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce
204-299 Concession Street, Kingston, ON, K7K 2B9

To begin your application process, please provide concise details for each requirement as it relates to your organization in the space provided. All fields are required.

If you have extra material (Marketing plans/images) that does not fit into the space provided within the form, and you would like the judges to consider, please email it to:

Kylie Sochasky
Member Communications Coordinator

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