Awards Categories

Barrie Business AwardsGROUP

Description

For the person who best exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit - a true passion for building something great from nothing and pushing themselves to the limits to achieve big goals. The entrepreneur will have a demonstrated record of business excellence through innovation in product or service, organizational growth and profit record, customer service, job creation and employee development, market served and overall positive returns to the local economy and community.

Criteria
  • Company Story

    14%

  • Entrepreneur's Story

    15%

  • Key Achievements

    25%

  • Community Involvement

    15%

  • Lessons Learned

    14%

  • Letters of Reference - Received

    6%

  • Letters of Reference - Relevance

    6%

  • Overall Impression

    5%

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In recognition of a business that has implemented a strategy that has positively affected its bottom line. Demonstrated innovation through product/service development and commercialization leading to an expansion of domestic or global markets. Product and/or service must be manufactured and/or delivered from Barrie. Demonstrated ability to establish strategic partnerships and/or distribution to networks to exponentially grow sales. Proven ability to create new jobs.

Criteria
  • Company Overview

    8%

  • Value Proposition

    10%

  • Export Strategy Overview

    30%

  • Strategy Outcomes

    20%

  • Community Involvement

    10%

  • Letters of Reference

    12%

  • Overall Impression

    10%

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Description

In recognition of an outstanding employee working for a Barrie company. This person shines in the workplace, takes initiative, and shows leadership. Their work ethic and actions set them apart from their peers; their contribution to the organization's success is clear and noticeable.

Criteria
  • How does this employee's behaviour make them stand out in the workplace?

    45%

  • How does this employee demonstrate leadership and initiative?

    45%

  • Briefly add any other details on this employee that are deserving of recognition. This can include activities outside of the workplace, such as volunteering, etc.

    10%

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In recognition of a business that exemplifies excellence in its employee focus and development. Achievements could include: job creation, employee on-boarding, training & support programs, morale and job satisfaction initiatives, recognition and reward programs, and overall committee to professional and personal employee development and success. A business whose skills and training initiatives best harness the talent of its people, embrace diversity, and support employee success.

Criteria
  • Company Overview

    8%

  • Talent and Employee Engagement

    15%

  • Key Achievements in the Past Year

    15%

  • Organizational Impact

    15%

  • Future Goals

    10%

  • Community Involvement

    15%

  • Letters of Reference

    12%

  • Overall Impression

    10%

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Description

In recognition of an accommodation, attraction and/or food business, who has improved the allure of the community for residents and tourists alike, by demonstrating commitment to excellence in hospitality/customer service, quality and consistency of product/service and overall guest experience.

Criteria
  • Company Overview

    8%

  • Value Proposition

    10%

  • Key Achievements in the Past Year

    30%

  • Key Success Factors

    20%

  • Community Involvement

    10%

  • Letters of Reference

    12%

  • Overall Impression

    10%

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Description

In recognition of a business whose innovations are truly exceptional, transformative, and positive in their impact. This company is a trailblazer and creator, contributing to our city's success, helping shape our future, and inspiring the next generation.

Criteria
  • Company Overview

    8%

  • Value Proposition

    10%

  • Innovation Overview

    20%

  • Strategy Outcomes

    30%

  • Community Involvement

    10%

  • Letters of Reference

    12%

  • Overall Impression

    10%

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Description

In recognition of a business showing excellence in development, construction, and/or manufacturing through productivity and innovation, new product/market development or manufacturing techniques, operational efficiencies, export development/import replacement, human resource/skilled trade development and overall operations.

Criteria
  • Company Overview

    8%

  • Value Proposition

    10%

  • Key Achievements in the Past Year

    30%

  • Key Success Factors

    20%

  • Community Involvement

    10%

  • Letters of Reference

    12%

  • Overall impression

    10%

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Description

In recognition of a business who has implemented a multi-media, marketing, or design campaign that has been outstanding, innovative and noticeable, resulting in a demonstrated positive impact on awareness and/or sales growth of their own company within the last year.

Criteria
  • Company Overview

    8%

  • Value Proposition

    10%

  • Marketing/Promotional Campaign Overview

    30%

  • Campaign Outcomes

    30%

  • Samples of Materials

    12%

  • Overall Impression

    10%

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Description

In recognition of a new Barrie business (open for 1-3 years) having the greatest impact to the local economy and community as a whole within the previous 12-months as demonstrated through achievement in company growth through sales, employment, client acquisition and awareness.

Criteria
  • Company Overview

    8%

  • Value Proposition

    10%

  • Key Achievements in the Past

    26%

  • Key Success Factors

    20%

  • Future Goals

    10%

  • Community Involvement

    10%

  • Letters of Reference

    6%

  • Overall Impression

    10%

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Description

In recognition of a not-for-profit or charitable organization that exemplifies entrepreneurial spirit, with demonstrated excellence and growth in programs, services and overall returns to community. Achievements could include: all aspects of volunteer management, fundraising initiatives, transparency, operational efficiencies, marketing & promotion, and community engagement.

Criteria
  • Company Overview

    8%

  • Value Proposition

    10%

  • Key Achievements in the Past Year

    30%

  • Key Success Factors

    20%

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit

    16%

  • Letters of Reference

    6%

  • Overall impression

    10%

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Description

In recognition of a business whose community investments have yielded the greatest social return on investment. Achievements could include company policies and practices that demonstrate accountability and responsibility to the communities in which they operate; and/or an initiative that demonstrates sustained and long-term commitment to improving the quality of life in the community; etc.

Criteria
  • Company Overview

    10%

  • Corporate Community Values

    10%

  • Community Involvement

    30%

  • Key Achievements and Community Impact in the Past

    34%

  • Letters of Reference

    6%

  • Overall Impression

    10%

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Description

In recognition of a service or retail business showing commitment to innovation and excellence in service through such factors as: innovation in store design, approach/efficiencies in service delivery, commitment to top quality customer service, consistency of service, employee training and overall unique marketplace positioning.

Criteria
  • Company Overview

    9%

  • Value Proposition

    15%

  • Key Achievements in the Past Year

    30%

  • Key Success Factors

    20%

  • Community Involvement

    10%

  • Letters of Reference

    6%

  • Overall Impression

    10%

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Description

Is awarded to a small sized business (1 - 10 employees) and recognizes outstanding achievement in some or all of the following: Research & Development, Company Growth, Products & Services, Market Development, Sales & Marketing, Community Service.

Criteria
  • Company Overview

    8%

  • Value Proposition

    10%

  • Key Achievements in the Past Year

    26%

  • Key Success Factors

    20%

  • Future Goals

    10%

  • Community Involvement

    10%

  • Letters of Reference

    6%

  • Overall Impression

    10%

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Description

Designed to recognize an individual in our community who is under the age of 40 and who is making their mark in the Barrie area. Their individual achievements may be recognized through business success, community involvement and/or contributions to the not-for-profit sector. We look for compelling stories that highlight business and community leadership. Must be between the age of 18 and 39 as of the current calendar year. Must be doing something extraordinary to significantly improve their business or non-profit organization, or something that directly benefits the local or global community.

Criteria
  • Individual Overview

    10%

  • Key Achievements in the Past Year

    30%

  • Success Factors

    20%

  • Community Involvement

    20%

  • Letters of Reference

    12%

  • Overall Impression

    8%

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