The Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce has announced a new award as it opens nominations for the 2017 GMCC Business Excellence Awards.
The Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award will be presented for the first time at the 2017 Awards, to be held Oct. 25 at the Delta Beauséjour Hotel in Moncton.
The new award will be presented to a non-profit organization judged to offer outstanding community service, with an engaged volunteer base and good board governance.
“This new award has been created to honour the many non-profit organizations who contribute so much to the economic and social health of our community,” GMCC CEO Carol O’Reilly explained.
“The Chamber has more than 80 non-profits among its members, which shows just how important these organizations are to the success of our region.”
Brunswick News Inc. will sponsor the new award.
This year’s awards program will feature 10 categories. Besides Non-Profit Organization of the Year, the other categories are:
- Excellence in Business
- Excellence in Business (Small and Medium Enterprise)
- Emerging Business
- Community Service
- Environmental Excellence
- Young Entrepreneur
- Inclusive Hiring
- Peoples’ Choice
We are also pleased to announce this year that the Inclusive Hiring Award, which was launched last year to recognize local businesses that hired and integrated newcomers into their workforce, will be co-sponsored this year by the City of Moncton, Ville de Dieppe, and Town of Riverview.
There is a slight change in the nomination process for this year’s awards. Previously, a call for nominations was made, after which the GMCC reached out to all nominees to submit a full application for the award for which they were nominated.
This year, anyone in the community can nominate any business, but a business itself can self-nominate and submit the full application. A jury of independent judges will review all nominations and select a short-list of three finalists for each award, from which the winner will be chosen.
The People’s Choice Award is presented each year to the business deemed most popular via an online vote at the Chamber’s website. Any company listed as a nominee is eligible for the People’s Choice Award. Last year, 140 businesses were nominated for the awards.
Deadline for nominations is Sept. 8. Nominations can be made by visiting the Chamber’s website at gmcc.nb.ca and clicking on the Business Excellence Awards links.
Additional details on this year’s awards gala, including ticket sales, will be released later this summer.
To nominate a business, click here.