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Business Excellence Awards


The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce's vision is to help foster economic growth in Cambridge and we believe that a strong and vibrant private sector is the key to a better quality of life for all our citizens. It's our role to recognize the leaders of our business community and acknowledge their services, their accomplishments impact all of us in Cambridge.


Award winners of the Business Excellence Awards are businesses or individuals that have demonstrated a significant and sustained commitment to positive business development, economic growth and diversity within our city.


Many of our businesses achieve levels of success that garners recognition from their peers. The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards recognizes businesses and individuals for their special achievements and/or contributions to the community.




All Cambridge businesses or non-resident Chamber Members are eligible, both small and large.



This program provides an opportunity for the Cambridge business community to recognize achievements through the presentation of the awards. In determining nominations, all businesses, small or large should be considered. These would include: retail, manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, wholesale, service or education. Names of the winners will be revealed at the awards presentation on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in the following categories.


Business Of The Year – 1-49 Employees

This prestigious award is given to a good corporate citizen who exhibits a competitive edge through technological innovation in one or more of three following areas: Customer Service, Workplace Environment, Products and Services, Growth in Business, Employee Retention.


Business Of The Year – 50 Employees & Over

This prestigious award is given to a good corporate citizen who exhibits a competitive edge through technological innovation in one or more of three following areas: Customer Service, Workplace Environment, Products and Services, Growth in Business, Employee Retention.


Personal Business Achievement Award

This award recognizes an individual who makes a sacrifice of time, shares talent towards improving the betterment of the Cambridge community through their corporate involvement. This is a person who is an outstanding volunteer and visionary leader.


New Venture of the Year

This award is presented to a new or existing business that through innovation of design and technology has significantly improved the esthetics and functionality of their operating environment.


Keith Taylor Memorial Award

For Excellence in Community Contribution through Leadership, ingenuity, creativity and service for a Non-Profit or Charitable Organization serving Cambridge and The Township of North Dumfries. Specific Criteria for the award include:

  • Should be an employee or volunteer of a Cambridge based Non Profit or Charity.
  • Should have served the organization in extraordinary fashion.
  • Should have made a difference in the organizations annual outcomes.
  • Should be acknowledged for effort, ingenuity, creativity, and service above and beyond.
Young Entrepreneur Award

This award recognizes the outstanding achievement by those aged 18-35, who have, as the Director/Owner of a new or existing business, successfully built or built-up the organization.  This goes to a person who has ultimate control over the entire endeavor, leaving all the risk of success or failure lying their hands.Please describe the business, the product or service, and share the Young Entrepreneur's success story.  You should include any challenges that had to be overcome in order to be where they are today.  Along with growth and solid profits, there needs to be an element of how they care for their staff, their community, and their environment. Customer Service Award

Each month we have recognized an individual, who has gone above and beyond, providing extraordinary service in everyday situations. These individuals and the businesses they work for exemplify service excellence, and most are completely surprised to be awarded, for what they believe is merely "doing their job". These stories are inspiring and heartfelt, with the customers and clients unable to say enough about how well they were treated. Our Grand winner and all award nominees are raising the bar, and increasing the standard of service in our community. This award is presented to one of the monthly winners as the Grand Award Winner.


Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Award

The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise established The Rotary Scholarship Award which will be awarded annually to post-secondary students in the Region who have demonstrated a combination of academic merit, exemplary humanitarian service and established financial need. This award is presented to an exceptional student chosen by the Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Committee, selected by the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise


Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes individuals that have contributed significantly to the ongoing prosperity, vibrancy and economic growth of our community. This can be through their service to the community through many avenues, including committee work, development investment, contribution through the Chamber's or City's various opportunities for economic development. Our future prosperity will be measured by our ability to grow, attract and bring added value through employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.


Sustainability Award

This award recognizes a business that embraces sustainable practices in its daily operation.  The winner will have demonstrated leadership in the areas of energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and a an emphasis on supporting local. 


Chair's Award

The Chair's Award recognizes an outstanding organization or individual who makes an exceptional effort which goes above and beyond the call of duty in any area of business and/or community development.


Self Nominations are welcome! A Nomination Guide has been prepared to assist you in nominating yourself or a fellow Cambridge business.


How To Enter For Next Year
  • Nominate a Business or Individual using the online form below.
  • Following your online submission you will receive notification from The Chamber outlining the required information for your submission
  • Submission Deadline is January 21, 2018.
  • Submissions are based on the year 2017


Business Excellence Award Nomination Form


* Nomination Category
Please indicate the award that you are interested in submitting a nomination,

* Nominee's Name:
Indicate the name of the individual or business you are interested in nominating.
Nominee's Title/Position:
* Nominee's Business Name:
* Address:
* City:
* Postal Code:
* Telephone Number:
* Email Address:
Please provide the Nominees email address
* Is the Nonimee aware of this nomination?
* Are you noominating yourself or your business?
* Nomination Submitted by:
Please provide us with your name in the event we need to reach you.
* Your Business Name:
* Your Address:
* Your City:
* Your Telephone Number:
* Your Postal Code:
* Your Email Address:
* Anti-Spam:

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