15th Annual Business Excellence Awards Finalists

ACS Media Release

Nominations Open for 15th Annual Business Excellence Awards

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The 15th Annual Business Excellence Awards will be held March 27th, 2020 at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery. Get your nominations in NOW! Nominate a business in one of the following categories:

  • New Business of the Year Awarded to a business who has been in operation less than two years that has experienced success in company growth, sales and service, profitability and employment creation
  • Non Profit/Charitable Award  The Non Profit/Charitable Award is presented to the not-for-profit business that has significantly contributed to the quality of life within the community and its citizens through its programming and/or activities.
  • Professional of the Year The Professional Award is presented to a business that provides services to individuals or businesses. The recipient business executes best practices in all areas of their operation to ensure maximization of their capabilities and capacity. The recipient business demonstrates a commitment to the ongoing education, skills development or professional accreditation of its employees. e.g. lawyers, accountants, financial advisers, realtors, etc.
  • Entrepreneur of the Year  The Entrepreneur Award is presented to an entrepreneur, in business for 1-4 yrs., who has investigated the opportunities, weighed the risks, and has demonstrated significant business achievement and sustainable financial performance.
  • Welcoming Accessibility Awarded to a business or organization that has reduced employment barriers and/or assisted employees with physical, communication or developmental challenges.
  • Pillar of our Community Awarded to the business or organization that consistently plays an active role in making our community a better place to live by their involvement with charitable organizations, community benefits, sponsorship’s and committees.
  • Excellence in Customer Service Awarded to a business or organization the is recognized by their customers as providing excellent customer service. The winner will be distinguished from other businesses by the fact that they have gone above and beyond for their customers.
  • Tourism & Hospitality Award The Hospitality Award is presented to an accommodation and/or food business that has improved the allure of the community by demonstrating commitment to excellence in hospitality/customer service, staff knowledge, quality and consistency of product, and community involvement. e.g. restaurants, cafes, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, street vendors, etc.
  • Business Legacy Awarded to a business that has been in operation for ten years or longer, has demonstrated long term leadership, innovative thinking and commitment to the community.
  • Chamber Award – Youth Engagement & Leadership The Chamber Award is presented to a youth 13-20 years old for their Outstanding Community Engagement and was established to recognize and encourage exceptional activities such as, but not limited to, volunteerism, community-based learning or research, outreach, partnership, and curricular engagement.
  • The Virtue Award Awarded to recognize and honour outstanding business and professional individuals for excellence in their chosen field, for providing valuable service to their community and for actively mentoring and developing other in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills.

Deadline for submission is January 31st , 2020.

To register your nomination for the 15th Annual Business Excellent awards, please fill out for nomination form at this link – http://bit.ly/2TtSsc2

Nominations Open for 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards will be held May 9th, 2019 at Pointe West Golf Club. Get your nominations in NOW! Nominate a business in one of the following categories:

  • Business of the Year

    This business has leveraged innovation and demonstrated outstanding performance, effective leadership, responsive management and quality service over the years but particularly in the past year. Not only has this business achieved tangible performance improvements in efficiency, productivity, competitiveness and market share with their products or services, they have also developed excellent employee-employer relationships. The existence of this business is a true win for its community.

  • Professional of the Year

    The Professional Award is presented to a business that provides services to individuals or businesses. The recipient business executes best practices in all areas of their operation to ensure maximization of their capabilities and capacity. The recipient business demonstrates a commitment to the ongoing education, skills development or professional accreditation of its employees. e.g. lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, realtors, etc.

  • Entrepreneur of the Year 

    The Entrepreneur Award is presented to an entrepreneur, in business for 1-4yrs., who has investigated the opportunities, weighed the risks, and has demonstrated significant business achievement and sustainable financial performance.

  • Non Profit/Charitable Award 

    The Non Profit/Charitable Award is presented to the not-for-profit business that has significantly contributed to the quality of life within the community and its citizens through its programming and/or activities.

  • Hospitality Award
  • The Hospitality Award is presented to an accommodation and/or food business that has improved the allure of the community by demonstrating commitment to excellence in hospitality/customer service, staff knowledge, quality and consistency of product, and community involvement. e.g. restaurants, cafes, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, street vendors, etc.
  • Employer of the Year

    Awarded to the business that has provided training to improve the skills, knowledge, safety and/or performance of their workforce. They have initiated innovative and creative programs to increase productivity of their employees.

  • Welcoming Accessibility

    Awarded to a business or organization that has reduced employment barriers and/or assisted employees with physical, communication or developmental challenges.

  • Excellence in Customer Service

    Awarded to a business or organization the is recognized by their customers as providing excellent customer service. The winner will be distinguished from other businesses by the fact that they have gone above and beyond for their customers.

  • Community Service/Community Involvement 

    Awarded to the business or organization that consistently plays an active role in making our community a better place to live by their involvement with charitable organizations, community benefits, sponsorships and committees.

  • Business Legacy

    Awarded to a business that has been in operation for ten years or longer, has demonstrated long term leadership, innovative thinking and commitment to the community.

  • New Business of the Year

    Awarded to a business who has been in operation less than two years that has experienced success in company growth, sales and service, profitability and employment creation.

 

Deadline for submission is March 31st, 2019.

Send an email to amherstburgchamber@gmail.com with your nominations, include why you nominated that business, it’s that easy!

Congratulations Amherstburg!

Downtown Amherstburg Neighbourhood has won the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for GREAT Places in Canada. Although we are not the grand prize winner, we are so proud because it was the PEOPLE that voted for us to win. As an event holder you know that it is all about the PEOPLE.

I’ve attached the link so that you can find out why we have won and see that the events, residents, businesses and historic sites within this neighbourhood all contributed to our nomination submission.

We are so proud as our Town moves forward in a positive light, showcasing all that we are and love. We hope you feel the same and want to share this good news with your contacts and social media outlets.

www.greatplacesincanada.ca

In the Spotlight // Dr. Allan P. Halowski, Chiropractor

Dr. Allan P. Halowski, Chiropractor
436 Richmond St., #226-787-3736
 
Dr. Halowski and his wife Donna recently moved to Amherstburg. He has had a very active Chiropractic career and is looking forward to continuing that here in Amherstburg. He was a Governor on the board for the Canadian Chiropractic College in Toronto, and served on the executive council of the College of Chiropractors of Alberta as VP for 2 years and as President for 2 years. In 2007 he was awarded the Chiropractic Award of Excellence for the service to his practice, his community and his profession. 
Exercise has always been important to Dr. Halowski, he was a triathlete for 5 years and still loves swimming and cycling, hiking and mountain biking too.
Dr. Allan looks forward to serving you and as he has always done if there is an emergency a house call is only a phone call away! 226-787-3736.

In the Spotlight // St. Peter’s ACHS College School

St. Peter’s ACHS College School could be a great alternative for your son’s education. If your son qualifies, he could gain opportunities and advantages that students would not be able to acquire at most other schools. St. Peter’s ACHS College School offers small class sizes, and individualized academic programming which has students working at their own level and speed. Our unique program allows students to advance higher and faster academically than in most other schools. This particularly applies to Math, Language, History, Science, and Music.

Sports, athletics and play are also a huge part of our program. We strongly believe in the phrase, “A HEALTHY BODY A HEALTHY MIND”.

St. Peter’s ACHS College School is also a Roman Catholic Parochial School that welcomes both religious and non religious students. Our school is set up for active and athletic boys who want to succeed while having fun in the process. We are eagerly looking for new students (both day and residential) to join our school family. We want to grow and hope you can be a part of it. Our new location here in Amherstburg is great and is so much better than we had before. Call Peter at 519-736-2014 for more details and for a TOUR!

In the Spotlight // Lights Sound Action Entertainment Services

Lights Sound Action Entertainment Services 
When you are ready to take your venue to the next level, Lights Sound Action Entertainment Services will be there for you. This Amherstburg based business offers a unique variety of lighting possibilities in addition to DJ services. Special effects, lasers, haze and fog machines just to name a few. Whether it is a stag and doe, retirement or birthday party, corporate product launch, wedding or even a back yard party, Lights Sound Action can handle it all! For more information, please visit their website at lightssoundaction.ca or search Lights Sound Action Entertainment Services on You Tube or Facebook. Call Mike Chase 519-999-1118 for more information.

In the Spotlight // jokari.ca

Jokari.ca is a Canadian company offering equipment and parts for one of the greatest racquet sports that can be played indoors or outdoors. We carry a full Jokari set that includes all the equipment needed to play this fantastic 2 player game. The set includes 2 (one of a kind) paddles, rubber ball, elastic, and block. Jokari is a sport and game that can be played by kids, beginners, and advanced players. We also carry replacement parts. Start playing today! Contact Tom Moon for more information #647-997-6057.

In the Spotlight // Action Signs & Designs Inc.

Action Signs & Designs Inc. is located at 4561 Concession 4 South, Amherstburg, ON.
Action Signs is well know for its general signs, vehicle lettering, illuminated signs, screen printing and many more. Action Signs starts with the layout of your sign, then custom manufactures it with top quality. They have the equipment for all types of sign making. Our Digital Printer/Cutter does full colour printing with 5 year outdoor durability. Other services include:
LED Displays, Large Format Printing, Illuminated SIgns, Channel Letters, Logo Design.
 
Action Signs & Designs Inc. specializes in designing and manufacturing quality customs signs in Windsor, Amherstburg and surrounding area. Visit actionsigns.ca if you are looking for a professional sign company.
Contact us at 519-736-1995.