Nominations open for first annual Frontenac Business Awards

Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

People and businesses in Frontenac County will be celebrated next month with the new Frontenac Business Awards. According to a release from the County, the awards will recognize those who demonstrate key qualities of being a business ambassador and the invaluable contributions they make to the community and economy in Frontenac, by demonstrating unique character and supporting quality of life in the community. 

The five award categories for the new annual awards are Ambassador of the Year, New Business of the Year, Partnership and Collaboration Award, Sustainability Award and Women-Led Business Award.  

Nomination forms are available online at https://engagefrontenac.ca/business-awards. Nominations are open until 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. According to the release, the awards will be presented at the County Campfire Business Retreat & Awards event on Thursday, Oct. 20. 

The County said that the Frontenac Business Awards are a thank you for the hard work that local businesses have invested in their operations. They represent recognition of the risks entrepreneurs face in establishing and growing their businesses, and celebration of their success, growth, and sustainability in Frontenac County, according to the release.

“As ambassadors for the business community in Frontenac, nominees and award recipients help foster the spirit of entrepreneurship, collaboration, community building, and commerce for all businesses in our region,” the County said, noting that receiving an award not only celebrates the contributions of a business to the community but highlights their success among peers.

Over time, by placing an award in a business, the County stated that it lends a sense of credibility and supports client attraction and marketing efforts within the community as well as further afield. “Whether they take home an award or are nominated, it can mean a great deal for a business owner who is working hard to get their business name out there.”

The public can nominate a local business or self-nominate as a business owner or employee. Learn more on the Engage Frontenac website.

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