The Business Excellence Awards have been celebrating the best of Richmond business community since 1977. These organizations are the innovative leaders and driving force behind Richmond’s vibrant economy. Approximately 14,000 businesses are licensed in Richmond – only 30 nominees advance to the finalist stage each year, with 10 recognized as award recipients.
ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP OF THE YEAR
GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR
NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
OUTSTANDING WORKPLACE OF THE YEAR
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
MID-SIZE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Honours a business with 1 – 10 full time employees that demonstrates continual business excellence through positive business growth, a competitive business model and a commitment to the community.
Honours a business with 11 – 50 full time employees that demonstrates business excellence as a noteworthy employer, with a focus on financial success and a superior business model.
Honours a noteworthy enterprise with more than 50 full time employees that leads with vision, and has demonstrated continued success.
Honours a business that demonstrates leadership in their business practices, their industry, and the Richmond community. The business provides inspiration and acts as a positive role model in these areas.
Honours a business that exemplifies successful innovation; displays vision in the development and launching of new technologies, products and/or services and demonstrates the ability to take risks
Honours a business that demonstrates leadership with their environmental and sustainable business practices.
Honours an entrepreneur under the age of 40 who excels in business, exemplifies leadership and entrepreneurial skills and demonstrates exceptional vision that contributes to business success.
Honours a new business (2 years or less from the date of incorporation or first day of operation) that is achieving outstanding business performance in a short period of time, demonstrates exceptional promise for continued growth and serves as an inspiration for other new businesses.
Honours a business that excels while demonstrating a commitment to a healthy work environment through practices that benefit employees physically, intellectually and/or emotionally. Special attention will be paid to businesses that have taken measures to improve the quality of life of their employees.
Honours an incorporated, not for profit, society that demonstrates organizational leadership and measurable success, as defined by the organization, in achieving its mandate.
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Participation in the Richmond Chamber of Commerce has proven to be an excellent way to connect with, contribute to, and learn from the Richmond business community. As a young business professional myself, the Chamber of Commerce has directly impacted my growth and success at Novex. This is largely due to the hardworking staff who put on numerous events and are always available to offer their support to members.
Brett Surgenor Brand Manager - Novex Delivery Solutions