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Small Business
Requirements

The awards will be presented to a profit centered private business organization whose business achievement made an outstanding contribution to Hamilton in the past year.

The company must have been in business for a minimum of 1 year, and have 1-10 employees.

The award will be presented to a designated company official at the event on May 11th, 2022.

All documents and information submitted may be utilized to create a brief video presentation which will be shown during the awards ceremony, however if there is information which you are providing to us which may be of a confidential nature (i.e. financial statements, stock reports, etc.) please clearly identify as CONFIDENTIAL and this information will not be utilized or made public.

The winners may be required to participate in media coverage of the award.

Finalists will be required to purchase their own tickets to the event.

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Criteria
Criterion Weight
Short-term and Long-term goals 30.0%
Challenges 25.0%
Successes 25.0%
Giving back to the community 10.0%
Awards & Extras 10.0%
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Mid-Sized Business
Requirements

The awards will be presented to a profit centered private business organization whose business achievement made an outstanding contribution to Hamilton in the past year.

The company must have been in business for a minimum of 1 year, and have 10-50 employees.

The award will be presented to a designated company at the virtual event on May 11th, 2022.

All documents and information submitted may be utilized to create a brief video presentation which will be shown during the awards evening, however if there is information which you are providing to us which may be of a confidential nature (i.e. financial statements, stock reports, etc.) please clearly identify as CONFIDENTIAL and this information will not be utilized or made public.

The winners may be required to participate in media coverage of the award.

Finalists will be required to purchase their own tickets to the event.

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Criteria
Criterion Weight
Short-term and Long-term goals 30.0%
Challenges 25.0%
Successes 25.0%
Giving back to the Community 10.0%
Awards & Extras 10.0%
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Large Business
Requirements

The awards will be presented to a profit centered private business organization whose business achievement made an outstanding contribution to Hamilton in the past year.

The company must have been in business for a minimum of 1 year, and have 50+ employees.

The award will be presented to a designated company official at the event on May 11th, 2022.

All documents and information submitted may be utilized to create a brief video presentation which will be shown during the awards evening, however if there is information which you are providing to us which may be of a confidential nature (i.e. financial statements, stock reports, etc.) please clearly identify as CONFIDENTIAL and this information will not be utilized or made public.

The winners may be required to participate in media coverage of the award.

Finalists will be required to purchase their own tickets to the event.

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Criteria
Criterion Weight
Short-term and Long-term goals 30.0%
Challenges 25.0%
Successes 25.0%
Giving back to the community 10.0%
Awards & Extras 10.0%
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Not-for-Profit
Requirements

The awards will be presented to a not-for-profit organization that operates in Hamilton. The company must have been in business for a minimum of 3 years.

The award will be presented to a designated official at the event on May 11th, 2022.

All documents and information submitted may be utilized to create a brief video presentation which will be shown during the awards evening, however if there is information which you are providing to us which may be of a confidential nature (i.e. financial statements, stock reports, etc.) please clearly identify as CONFIDENTIAL and this information will not be utilized or made public.

The winners may be required to participate in media coverage of the award.

Finalists will be required to purchase their own tickets to the Gala.

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Criteria
Criterion Weight
Short-term and Long-term goals 30.0%
Challenges 25.0%
Successes 25.0%
Giving back to the community 10.0%
Awards & Extras 10.0%
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Young Entrepreneur & Professional (YEP)
Requirements

The award will be presented to a young entrepreneur(s) (under 40 years-old) who owns and operates their own business in Hamilton. The company must have been in business for a minimum of 1 year.

The award will be presented to a designated official at the event on May 11th, 2022.

All documents and information submitted may be utilized to create a brief video presentation which will be shown during the awards evening, however if there is information which you are providing to us which may be of a confidential nature (i.e. financial statements, stock reports, etc.) please clearly identify as CONFIDENTIAL and this information will not be utilized or made public.

The winners may be required to participate in media coverage of the award.

Finalists will be required to purchase their own tickets to the Gala.

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Criteria
Criterion Weight
Entrepreneurial Story 40.0%
Short-term and Long-term goals 30.0%
Challenges 10.0%
Successes 10.0%
Giving back to the community 5.0%
Awards & Extras 5.0%
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Accessibility Award
Requirements

This award recognizes a business or organization that has adopted best practices in accessibility in the workplace.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Julia at j.freeman@hamiltonchamber.ca

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Century Award
Requirements

This award honours businesses that have been serving Hamilton for over 100 years.

Please fill out the required fields and the Hamilton Chamber will follow up with the businesses who are nominated.

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Citizen of the Year
Requirements

Individuals must have performed the act for which they are being nominated in a voluntary capacity in the community, over and above those required of them in the performance of their regular professional duties. Or, in the course of their professional activity, have brought outstanding/remarkable attention to the community on a provincial, national or international basis.

Criteria Includes:

• Leadership

• Volunteerism

• Community Benefits

• Commitment

• Good Citizenship

• Hamilton Resident

• Brings awareness of the community outside town boundaries

Nominator must provide:

1. 200-word biography of the Citizen being nominated

2. Three (3) additional letters of support from other members of the community. These can be e-mailed to Julia at: j.freeman@hamiltonchamber.ca or uploaded in your appliction. Please no hard copies.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Julia at j.freeman@hamiltonchamber.ca

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Leadership 14.3%
Volunteerism 14.3%
Community Benefits 14.3%
Commitment 14.3%
Good Citizenship 14.3%
Hamilton Resident 14.3%
Brings awareness of the community outside town boundaries 14.2%
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