Nominations for the 2020 Fernie Virtual Business Excellence Awards close at 5pm this Monday 7 September. This is your last chance to nominate a business or individual in the various awards categories listed below. Anyone can nominate and we strongly encourage members of the public to do so. Our local business community has had an extraordinarily difficult time this year through the pandemic, and now more than ever it is important to celebrate the success and resiliency of these businesses.
Award categories include the following:
- Spirit of Fernie
- Community Tourism Achievement
- Outstanding Customer Service
- New Business of the Year
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- Team of the Year
- Employer of the Year
- Business of the Year
- Community Leadership
Head to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020businessawards or find the link on the Fernie Chamber Facebook page to make your nomination.
How it works:
All nominees from business categories will then be contacted once the nomination period closes and asked to submit an awards package that will be used by the judges to determine the finalists and winners. This form will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges from outside the Fernie area. Based on the information and details provided by the business, the judges will rate the businesses against the award criteria. Highest rated business will win. Exceptions to this process are Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and the Chamber Legacy Award – which are all judged by the Fernie Chamber board of directors. Businesses and organizations nominated in all categories will be on the ballot for the People’s Choice award that the public will vote on in September.
Brad Parsell – Executive Director