Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Innovation:
    Is there an innovative aspect to this business such as the production process, marketing strategies, service approach, methods of distribution or export concepts?
  • Operating Success:
    Does the company enjoy profitability and financial health? Is there potential and/or planning for growth? Is the company exporting?
  • Quality of Product or Service:
    Is the company recognized for its product or service quality? Is the company an industry leader? Does it engage in continued product or service development through research or market studies?
  • Corporate Citizenship:
    Does the company participate in community activities (eg. cultural, social, educational and recreational initiatives)? Does the company engage in social marketing? Has the company received community recognition?
  • Management Capabilities:
    Is there evidence of appropriate business planning? Are there immediate and long term training initiatives for management and/or employees?