Timmins Chamber seeking business superheroes for 2016 Nova Awards

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12/15/2015 Press Release

The Timmins Chamber of Commerce is calling for the city’s superheroes of business to come forward to be recognized now that nominations are open for the 2016 Nova Business Excellence Awards.

As Timmins’ biggest celebration of entrepreneurial achievement, the Nova Awards help to recognize business achievements across 15 categories. This year’s event will be held at the McIntyre Arena on Thursday, May 19, and will feature a “superheroes of business” theme in honour of the incredible feats Timmins entrepreneurs perform every day, according to Timmins Chamber President Kurt Bigeau.

“They might not be leaping buildings in a single bound, but Timmins’ business leaders help our community in countless ways, and the Nova Awards are a great way to applaud them,” said Bigeau.

“So if you know someone who demonstrates business bravado or exceptional entrepreneurialism, help us shine a light on their hard work with a nomination. Even the best can’t be celebrated unless they’re nominated.” 

Nominees are now being accepted for the following awards:

  • Northern College Service Excellence Award
  • RBC Marketing Award
  • NorthernTel Productivity, Innovation & Diversification Award
  • De Beers Canada Aboriginal Partnership Award
  • City of Timmins Non-Profit Organization Award
  • Collège Boréal Young Professional Award (Under 40)
  • Caisse Populaire de Timmins New Business Award (Under 2 Years)
  • BMT Insurance & Financial Services Business Contribution to the Community Award (1-5 Employees)
  • Business Contribution to the Community Award (6-20 Employees)
  • Eastlink Business Contribution to the Community Award (21+ Employees)
  • FNETB Best Place to Work Award
  • TD Bank Group Business of the Year Award (1-5 Employees)
  • Scotiabank Business of the Year Award (6-20 Employees)
  • Northern Credit Union Business of the Year Award (21+ Employees)
  • National Bank Lifetime Business Achievement Award

The Nova Awards are one of the Chamber’s signature events, with more than 600 people regularly in attendance. Now in its 14th year, the 2016 event promises to uphold its reputation as a spectacular way to celebrate business success in Timmins, said Bigeau.

“This is the perfect opportunity for the public to point to local business leaders whose professional powers should be recognized with a Nova Award -- making them a member of the League of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, if you will,” said Bigeau. “The nomination process can even be done online, so if you know a business superhero, now’s the time to highlight what makes them special.”  

Nomination packages are available online at http://tinyurl.com/NovaAwards2016, and will be accepted until February 12, 2015. Finalists will be notified on March 3.

Tickets for the Nova Awards will go on sale March 21, 2016.



About the Timmins Chamber of Commerce

With 750 members, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest accredited chambers of commerce with distinction in northeastern Ontario. As the “Voice of Business in Timmins” since 1949, our advocacy and policy initiatives focus on ensuring a positive business climate in the City of Timmins.

Nick Stewart
Manager of Policy, Research and Communications
Timmins Chamber of Commerce
(705) 360-1900