Guidelines and Instructions

Arch Brown Entrepreneur of Excellence Award:

  • Barrie resident or business located in Barrie
  • Business Owner
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

Business Growth Award:

  • Business located in Barrie
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

Employee of the Year Award:

  • Barrie resident or working for a business/organization located in Barrie
  • Employee (Not Business Owner)
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

Employer of the Year Award:

  • Business located in Barrie
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

Hospitality & Tourism Business Excellence Award:

  • Business located in Barrie
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

New Business Award:

  • Business located in Barrie
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify
  • Must have been in business for only 2 years

Not-For-Profit or Charitable Organization Award:

  • Organization located in Barrie
  • Organization outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

Pay It Forward Award:

  • Business located in Barrie
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

Service Business Excellence Award:

  • Business located in Barrie
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

Small Business of the Year Award:

  • Business located in Barrie
  • Must have less than 10 employees to qualify
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

Young Professional of the Year Award:

  • Barrie resident or business located in Barrie
  • Under 40 until November 2020
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

Innovation & Technology Award:

  • Business located in Barrie
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

Manufacturing Business Excellence Award:

  • Business located in Barrie
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

Marketing & Promotions Award:

  • Business located in Barrie
  • Project or Marketing Initiative must have taken place or have been completed within 2019/2020
  • Business outside of Barrie must be a Barrie Chamber Member to qualify

GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Businesses/individuals must be located in Barrie or Barrie Chamber of Commerce members in good standing to be eligible
  • Businesses can only submit one nomination profile each year (if they are nominated in more than one category, they must choose the one that is most important to them)
  • Individuals can only submit one nomination profile each year (if they are nominated in more than one category, they must choose the one that is most important to them)
  • An employee of a company nominated for a business category is permitted to submit in the individual award categories - as the award is for the individual, it is not considered a second nomination for that business
  • Winners are not eligible for any category the year after they win (finalists are eligible for any relevant category)
  • Winners can not win the same category for 3 years(they may submit a profile for a different category 2 years after their win - if a winner submits a nominee profile for a category they have previously won, prior to judging Barrie Chamber staff will review the winning nomination against the new submission to ensure that it is significantly different, i.e. they are not winning twice for the same activity with no progression or innovation). Finalists are eligible for any relevant category.
  • Previous winners of the Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award of Excellence are not eligible to submit for it again (as per the intent of the award founder, Arch Brown)
  • If a company is nominated for the wrong sector award, they will be moved to the correct sector (i.e. a manufacturer would not submit and be judged in the hospitality category, non-profits and charities will all be moved to the Not-For-Profit or Charitable Organization category)
  • Nominator information is kept confidential, not even the nominees are told who nominated them
  • Nominee profiles are kept confidential, although a portion of the company history text may be used for finalist videos, program, etc.