Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!
Business Person of the Year: Rhonda Pardy (Tim Hortons)
Lifetime Business Builder: Ron Helwer (Shur-Gro Farm Servcies)
Community Impact: Ray Brownlee (C21)
Outstanding New Business: Ion Coating
Business Excellence (Small): G.T. Smith & Sons
Business Excellence (Large): Guild Insurance Brokers Inc.
Learn more about our winners:
About Our Awards:
The Brandon Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards recognize, celebrate and profile the accomplishments of member businesses and individuals. Awards are presented at the Annual Awards Gala that is held in March.
Help us celebrate business success, innovation, leadership and contribution to our community! We encourage interested businesses to nominate themselves, or to nominate any qualified and deserving individual or member business!
Nominations will open Fall of 2019.
- Business Person of the Year
- Business Excellence (Small & Large)
- Outstanding New Business
- Community Service
- Lifetime Business Builder
What you need to know:
Upon receipt of your nomination, the Chamber will notify nominees via email. Nominees will be asked to complete an award application or to be available for an interview for consideration by our selection panel.
Presentation of the Awards:
Awards are presented at our Annual Gala Awards Dinner in March.
More About the Brandon Chamber Business Achievement Awards
Business Person of the Year
The President’s Award for the Business Person of the Year is presented to an individual that exemplifies outstanding business practices and achievements, and who demonstrates leadership, vision, and the creation of economic growth while contributing to the community. The award has been given out annually since 1982 at our Annual Dinner event held in March.
Criteria – has demonstrated being a model of business excellence, illustrates leadership and vision, demonstrates a high standard of ethical practices and professionalism, investment and job creation in Brandon, positive impact to the business community and volunteerism.
Previous recipients include an impressive list of distinguished Brandon business people, click here to take a look.
Business Excellence Awards
These awards honour businesses that demonstrate continual business excellence through positive business growth, exemplify superior customer service and embrace an outstanding commitment to quality. There are two awards handed out for: businesses with fewer than 15 employees (small) and businesses with 15 and over employees (large)
Criteria – has demonstrated excellence and commitment to quality in as many of the applicable areas: a mission statement, vision, or goal setting for the business; exceptional customer service philosophy and practices; product service offerings; positive business growth; perseverance through challenges; change management.
Lifetime Business Builder
The Business Builder Hall of Fame was created to establish an honor roll of individuals who have successfully achieved, toiled and contributed to Brandon’s success through a lifetime commitment to business and community service. Nominations for this award are determined by the nomination committee.
Criteria – has established a legacy in a lifetime achievement in business and community service in as many of the applicable areas listed: business achievement and growth; employment growth; contribution to industry and community; overall positive impact on community through spirit, drive and vision; created a legacy in business, volunteer service and leadership.
Outstanding New Business of the Year
This award recognizes the accomplishments of a business owner who has succeeded through innovation and risk-taking or achieved success in introducing new products or services or growing an existing product line through a unique approach. The nominees must have been in business for 1-5 years.
Criteria – must have demonstrated innovation in as many of the applicable areas: unique product/service; operations; marketing; selling locally or exporting; employee attraction and retention; business systems; customer service; overcoming adversity.
This award was previously known as the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year. Click here to take a look at the previous recipients!
Community Impact Award
This award recognizes an individual or business for outstanding effort and commitment to community through meaningful contribution(s) to the well being and quality of life in Westman.
Criteria – volunteer service that highlights leadership, dedication and contribution in any of the following key areas: Civic – volunteer activity and leadership working for the progress of the entire community (i.e. Canada Games, Museum Boards, BU, ACC etc); Community – volunteer activity that is philanthropic (i.e. Helping Hands, Kinsmen, etc); Business – volunteer activity involving business (i.e. Brandon Downtown Development Corp, Industry Associations etc.)
For more information contact the Chamber at 204-571-5340 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Awards
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce presents the Annual Manitoba Business Awards to businesses operating across Manitoba. For more information regarding these award categories and annual nominations, please visit the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce website.