Rules and regulations

Policies

  1. Nominators may seek assistance from nominee, employee or others (with the exception of Chamber staff, board or jury members) in the completion of their submission.

  2. Businesses must accept their nomination(s) by the deadline indicated, and then complete their Submission Kit to be considered as a Nominee in that category. Exceptions won’t be made for late submissions.

  3. Nominees can only let their name stand in one category. 

  4. After winning an award in a specific category, a business must wait 3 full years before being able to be nominated again.

  5. The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce holds no responsibility for incorrect emails or contact information submitted via the nomination form.

  6. Nominations by an employee of the business are permitted.

  7. An independent jury will select winners from all completed submissions received.

  8. The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce staff/board does not review or score the submissions.

Nominations

When nominations open, a business/organization can make a nomination online, accessed through this website. When a business has been nominated, they will be notified by email. At that time, the business can choose to accept or decline the nomination. After accepting the nomination, the nominee will be required to complete a Nominee Submission Kit by the deadline (Monday, June 21st, 2021) to vie for/be considered for an award.

 

Only those nominees who submit a kit will be recognized as official Award.

Timeline

  • Nominations open on Monday, April 19th, 2021

  • Nominations close on Monday, June 7th, 2021

  • Nominees must accept their nomination(s) by Friday, June 25th, 2021

  • Nominees have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, July 9th, 2021 to complete and submit their award kit

  • The Nominee Reception will be held on Thursday, September 16th, 2021

  • The Business Excellence Awards will be held on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at which time, all award winners will be announced. Award winners are not notified prior to this date.

*The entire nomination process is done electronically through the Business Excellence website. Email, phone, or written nominations and kits won’t be accepted. As per the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), if you require assistance or accommodation with the nomination or submission process, please contact events@kingstonchamber.com or call (613) 548-4453 so we can assist you.

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