Business Excellence Awards
The Mission Business Excellence Awards recognize outstanding organizations and individuals in the community. Taking time to recognize Mission's valuable professionals is vital to its continuous growth and success.
The Business Excellence Awards is our way of recognizing the business community for its consistent and invaluable efforts in maintaining a lively professional community and superior workplace practices within Mission. This premier event cultivates the best of the best to celebrate achievement in 8 distinct categories, created to capture the diverse strengths of Mission Business.
The Business Excellence Awards gala will be held on March 4, 2023 at the Best Western in Mission. We are pulling out the disco ball and dance floor! Time to bust out your grooviest moves and break out your platforms and those funky flared pants for our 70's-themed gala night!
We have exciting sponsorship opportunities that provide value and unique connections to your business. View our 2022 Sponsorship package for more information:
Nominations OPEN September 1st - October 30th
This process will be open to the public between September 1st, 2022 and October 30th, 2022. This is where we ask you (the experts) to let us know who the exceptional businesses and organizations in our community are.
Nominations will be accepted in the 8 categories (outlined below). Every business that is nominated will receive an official letter of congratulations and the official Business Excellence Awards submission package which will need to be completed and returned.
If a business is nominated in multiple categories, the business may choose a maximum of 2 categories to compete in.
2022 Business Excellence Awards Categories
We are excited to announce several new categories for this year's Business Excellence Awards to give some businesses that we missed an opportunity to compete!
The categories are:
Business of the Year (1-20 employees) - Sponsored by the Mission Downtown Business Association
This award will go to a business with 1-20 employees that exemplifies entrepreneurial spirit and vision, exceptional leadership with new products, services, or processes. This is a business that is recognized by its peers for its competitive edge, professional integrity, and excellence in customer service.
Business of the Year (21+ employees) - Sponsored by the WJ Windebank Electrical Ltd
This award is very similar to the one above; however, it is awarded to businesses with 21+ employees.
This business exemplifies entrepreneurial spirit and vision, exceptional leadership with new products, services, or processes. This is a business that is recognized by their peers for their competitive edge, professional integrity, and excellence in customer service.
*NEW* Home-Based Business of the Year - *SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE*
This award is designed to recognize the efforts of home-based businesses. The winning business may have excellent customer service, a great product/service, or innovative marketing efforts.
*NEW* Business Innovation Award - Sponsored by Mission Record
This Mission business has shown recent innovative talent in developing a new product or service that is creative, cutting edge, unique and out of the ordinary.
Customer Service Excellence - Sponsored by the Hudson Service Group
A fan-favourite, this award is presented to a business or organization that exemplifies superior customer service and care. They demonstrate outstanding customer retention and exceptional knowledge of their products and/or services, all the while exceeding their customers’ expectations repeatedly.
Charitable or Non-Profit Organization of the Year - Sponsored by Christine Allan - Realtor
This classic award will go to a registered society that is active in the local community by making a positive contribution to the social, cultural, or economic well-being of the Mission area. This organization shows leadership, demonstrates outstanding contributions, active collaboration, and engagement with others beyond who they serve while maintaining a good relationship with their internal and external partners.
*UPDATED* Young Professional Entrepreneur of the Year - Sponsored by Community Futures North Fraser
This award (formerly called the U40 Entrepreneur of the Year) celebrates the individual behind or within the business.
The Young Professional Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an individual under the age of 40, who has successfully built their organization or is employed within a professional environment. This person has gained an expanding positive reputation and strong interpersonal, career, and business potential within the community.
Business Leader of the Year - *SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE*
The Business Leader of the Year award (formerly known as the President's Award) is now taking nominations from you! This individual was selected from the BEA judging panel in the past. However, we are now involving the community to help us recognize a business leader who makes significant contributions to the Mission business community through their time, actions, talents, and dedication.
2022 Business Excellence Awards Event Sponsorships
Photography Sponsor - Sponsored by WhatsOn! Magazine
Swag Sponsor - Sponsored by Community Futures North Fraser