Nominations open for 2014 Nova Business Excellence Awards

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2/4/2014 Press Release

Nominations are now being accepted for the Timmins Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Nova Business Excellence Awards, the region’s biggest celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.

To be held at the McIntyre Arena on Thursday, May 22, the Nova Awards are a prestigious gala event recognizing the best of Timmins business across 14 categories.

More than 600 people attended in both 2012 and 2013, and this year’s event promises to uphold its reputation as a fantastic way to honour the business community, according to Phil Barton, President of the Timmins Chamber of Commerce.

“Every year, the Nova Awards shine a spotlight on Timmins’ best and brightest entrepreneurs, who are some of the most knowledgeable in the world,” said Barton.
“But before they can be celebrated, they have to be nominated. If you know of an outstanding business worthy of a Nova Award, go online, fill out the form, and tell us what makes them special.”

Nominees are now being accepted for the following awards:

  • Business Contribution to Community (1-30 employees) Award
  • Porcupine Gold Mines - Goldcorp Canada Ltd. Business Contribution to Community (31+ employees) Award
  • Service Excellence Award
  • Caisse Populaire de Timmins New Business (Under 2 Years) Award
  • RBC Marketing Innovation Achievement Award
  • Collège Boréal Young Entrepreneur (Under 30) Award
  • NorFab Metal and Machine Best Place to Work Award
  • TD Bank Group Business of the Year (1-5 Employees) Award
  • Scotiabank Business of the Year (6-49 Employees) Award
  • Northern Credit Union Limited Business of the Year (50+ Employees) Award
  • City of Timmins Non-Profit Organization Award
  • Environmental Excellence Award
  • NorthernTel Technology Award
  • De Beers Canada Aboriginal Partnership Award

This year’s Nova Awards will feature a “garden party” theme, and in the spirit of renewal, the Chamber has simplified the nomination process with a streamlined form that is fully completed online.

“This year, we’ve made it easier than ever to nominate a unique business or entrepreneur,” said Barton. “We want to make it as convenient as possible to help honour Timmins’ great achievers.”

Nomination packages will be made available online at  Nominations will be accepted until March 21, 2014, and the finalists will be notified prior to April 4, 2014.

Tickets for the Nova Awards will go on sale Feb. 10, 2014.

For more information contact:  
Nick Stewart
Manager of Policy, Research and Communications
Timmins Chamber of Commerce | (705) 360-1900

About the Timmins Chamber of Commerce
With more than 800 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.