The Township of Rideau Lakes is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Business Recognition Awards.
Each year, the Township calls for nominations of businesses located in Rideau Lakes as a way to recognize and celebrate the hard-working business owners and entrepreneurs that provide employment and services in our communities. The program is sponsored by G. Tackaberry & Sons Construction Co. Ltd., KPMG MSLP and RBC Royal Bank of Canada.
“Do you love a local business? Nominate them! Nominations will be open until the first Friday in March,” says Marie White, program co-ordinator, “the application is simple to complete, and we can provide assistance. We hope to see lots of businesses nominated.”
In 2024, a new award category entitled, “Small Business Award” was developed as a result of community feedback. This award replaces the former Business Innovation Award that received very few nominations. The Rideau Lakes Economic Development Committee is happy to introduce the new award category in order to recognize businesses that have up to 5 employees including the owners and home-based businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to the community.
Also new this year is an online nomination form created using SurveyMonkey, in addition to the traditional Fillable PDF. This not only makes the nomination process easier, but because the form is now available as a link, people can share the nomination form with their online networks.
Once the deadline of March 1, 2024 arrives, a panel of judges will assess the applications and select the winners.
“Tackaberry, KPMG and RBC recognize the important contribution made by local businesses to the community,” Mayor Arie Hoogenboom remarked, “and their sponsorship for the program shows the incredible support of our corporate sector – which is a real advantage of living and working in Rideau Lakes.”
Winners will be celebrated at the annual Business Awards Breakfast, scheduled to take place on Friday, April 5, 2024 at the Elgin Lions Community Hall.
Place your nomination at rideaulakes.ca/awards