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Business Achievement Awards


The Brandon Chamber of Commerce is excited to open the call for nominations for our
2021 Business Achievement Awards!

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 business!

It’s a simple nomination process – complete the nomination online or download the form and submit by email or hardcopy.

Step 1: Submit your nominee name
Step 2: Select an Award
Step 3: Tell us why you think they deserve to win (in 250 words or less).

It’s that easy!


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 (typically held in March). Note: due to COVID the awards celebration has been moved to May 2021 to increase the likelihood that we can celebrate in person.

Award Categories:

  • Business Person of the Year
  • Business Excellence (Large & Small)
  • Outstanding New Business
  • Community Impact
  • Lifetime Business Builder

  **Please note: A business may nominate themselves for an award, with the exception of the Business Person of the Year.

Complete a Nomination:

Click here for the Nomination Form.

Complete the nomination online or download the form and submit by
email at info@brandonchamber.ca or mailing to our office at 1043 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba.

What you need to know:

Next Steps:

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 will be presented at our Annual Gala Awards Dinner in May 2021.


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; and innovation.

View Previous Business Excellence Recipients

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 Selection Panel. The Awards Nomination Committee is responsible for managing the overall search by identifying potential nominees according to the criteria.

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; and volunteer service and leadership.

View the Business Builder Hall of Fame

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.

View 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.)

View Previous Community Impact Recipients

For more information contact the Chamber at 204-571-5340 or info@brandonchamber.ca 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.