Businesses in Huron being asked to show Spirit

The Operations Manager for the Chamber of Commerce for Goderich, Central and North Huron says they'd like to exceed the 100 nominations they got for last year's Spirit of Success Awards night.

Heather Boa says they're now accepting nominations for this year's virtual event, which can be for a business, organization or individual within the boundaries of Goderich, Central and North Huron.

Nominees don't have to be a member of the Chamber.

“We're looking for the businesses that shine, the businesses that stand out from the rest of the businesses, organizations and individuals that do great work in our community and make this a better place to be and improve our economy as well as our social life,” said Boa.

The Awards presentation will be a virtual event at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 25th and be available for viewing on the Huron Chamber Facebook page.

Award Categories:

Compass Minerals Environmental and Sustainability Award This award category praises the accomplishments made by implementing sustainability measures. It seeks to shine a light on the organization’s efforts to preserve our planet.

Awarded to a business or organization that has: Been in operation for a minimum of two consecutive years Made an outstanding commitment to sustainable development Self-initiated environmental actions and programs beyond legislative requirements Found energy or waste efficiencies Provided environmental stewardship, education, or innovation in the past year

Downtown Goderich BIA Award This award is presented to a service or not for profit business establishment in the Downtown Goderich BIA district that enhances the quality of life and/or health and/or welfare of our community, by offering professional service in the field of financial, health and wellness, educational or welfare assistance.

Goderich Signal Star Community Impact Award Vote for your favourite event that has happened in 2020. This could be a sport event, a fundraising event, a festival - whatever was special. This could have been organized by a group, or an individual. Your nomination must have made a positive impact on the community.

John C. Grace Young Entrepreneur Award An entrepreneur aged 30 or younger, who owns or manages a business or manages staff, and has been successful in meeting goals and objectives of the business, and have earned the respect of peers and employees with their management skills, have received a nomination.

K2 Wind Ontario Technology/Manufacturing Award Awarded to a business or organization that has improved performance, increased customer/client satisfaction, or enhanced public awareness through the use of innovative products, processes or communication technologies.

MicroAge Basics Service Award (This award is for non-retail, non-hospitality businesses.) Demonstrates excellence in customer service leadership on a consistent basis. The business & staff go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction with their service/ product. Recognizes and rewards employees with positive incentives for providing excellent customer service.

Small Business Centre New Business Award New Business to the area that opened within the last 18 months and in operation for minimum of six months, that: Provides excellent customer service Provides support and training to staff & employees Is community-minded and supportive

Tourism Goderich Hospitality Business Award A hospitality sector business that demonstrates excellence in customer service on a consistent basis. Community minded and supportive. Always creates a special customer experience.

Zehrs Goderich Retail Business Award A Retail sector business that demonstrates excellence in customer service on a consistent basis, is community-minded and supportive, and always puts the customer’s needs first.

Huron Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award This award is given to the top overall business from all categories, as chosen by the judges.

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