Now accepting nominations! Welland-Pelham Chamber of Commerce 2018 Ruby Awards
Help us celebrate the spirit of business in our community at our annual Ruby Award celebration on October 19th at Lookout Point Country Club! Check out the nomination categories and send in your nominations to shine a light on those who help make Welland and Pelham great places to live and work!
Each year, the Welland-Pelham Chamber of Commerce celebrates the spirit of business in our community with the Ruby Awards. Seven unique awards highlighting excellence in the areas of local business, community involvement and youth enrichment are presented at our Gala Reception. Named after instrumental Chamber founder Ruby Quaker, the awards are a commemoration of excellence in local business and community involvement.
Here are your 2018 Award Categories:
Mary Anne Christoff Community Service Award
This award recognizes the spirit of those who have contributed in an outstanding way to the social fabric of our community.
Youth Citizen of the Year Award
This award celebrates a student who exhibits academic excellence, is involved in the community and contributes to the local business culture.
Employee of the Year Award
This award is presented to an individual that has provided outstanding service to their customers and demonstrated true commitment to their profession. Nominations will be accepted from employers, customers and co-workers.
RBC Financial Group Small Business Award
This award celebrates a small business (defined as ten or less employees), which has been in operation for a minimum of three years.
RBC Financial Group Business Initiative Award
This award will be presented to an individual within an organization who has significantly contributed to financial success, aided the company in achieving continuous growth and produced or offered a dependable product or service to the community while providing an outstanding workplace for its employees.
Venture Niagara Award
This award will be presented to a woman who has owned the same small business for a minimum of one year, consisting of a number of factors in which the nominee has moved forward in order to achieve business success. Home based businesses are included in this category.
Age-Friendly Community Business Award
This Award is presented to a Welland/Pelham business that has focused on assuring that older customers are safe, comfortable and respected. This business will also support the principles set out in the “Creating an Age-Friendly Business” guide in Welland/Pelham.
Business of the Year Award
This award is presented to an outstanding local business and member. Recipients of the Business of the Month Award over the previous 12 months are the nominees for this award. The Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce selects the recipient of this award.
Stuart Cumming Memorial of Merit
This award is presented to an individual who has shown ongoing commitment to the local Chamber Movement. It is presented in memory of Stuart Cumming who, upon his retirement from Atlas Steel, devoted his time to volunteering at the Chamber five days a week right up until his death. The Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce selects the recipient of this award.