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Business Awards Gala

Celebrating Success

The 2024 Business Awards Gala is a chance to dress up, come together and celebrate business with appetizers, drinks and a little dancing to music provided by Informal Sounds

There have been a few changes the board made this year to the awards, and also to the selection process.

These changes were made with feedback from our members top of mind, and with a goal of trying to provide more ownership of the process to our members, and to our customers, the residents of Hinton. Gone from this year’s lineup are the Innovation and Renovation/Restoration Awards, but a new award – the People’s Choice Award – is being introduced.

Nominations for different categories will be submitted online through the Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce website, same as last year, with a hard deadline of March 6!

Between March 6 and March 17 the Chamber will honour and acknowledge all nominees in the different categories. Once nominations are closed the Chamber Board will narrow the field down to five finalists in each category, with finalists announced March 18 (except the Pioneer Award those nominations will be kept in confidence and the winner chosen by the Chamber board similar to years past).

Two things will happen effective March 18:

  1. All businesses that were nominated for an award – even those who didn’t make the top 5 in their categories – will be included in the People’s Choice Award, which will be voted on by the public through the Chamber website on a one email, one vote basis so that residents can support their favourite business.
  2. Winners from among the five finalists will be decided by their peers, with any business or organization with a paid membership (2023 or 2024) having the chance to cast their vote on a weighted ranking of 1 – 5 through a one email, one vote system that will be sent out via our MailChimp program.

Public voting on the People’s Choice Award and Membership voting on the other award categories will close at 5 pm on March 29. Nominees will be honoured and the winners announced at the Business Awards Gala on Saturday, April 13.

We look forward to seeing your nominations, and we look forward to seeing our membership and the public embrace a more engaged role in the awards process.