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2017 Business award nominations launch

Published: June 7, 2017

BY JENNIFER PARSONS

Have you received excellent service in a local establishment or have something positive to say about a local employer? The Chukuni Communities Development Corporation (CCDC) is encouraging you to take time to nominate them for a 2017 Chukuni Business Award.

“We’re looking to receive numerous nominations again this year and hoping that the decisions will be just as difficult to make as they were in the previous year,” said Manager Cathy Quesnel-Loessl noting nominations for this year’s award series are open until Aug. 11.

“Nominations are open to the entire area served by Chukuni (Red Lake and Ear Falls; Highway 105 Corridor).”

In 2015 CCDC hosted its first business awards event honouring seven businesses and/or individuals. That first year garnered 60 nominations. In 2016 although only 48 nominations were received, the enthusiastic response of those who submitted documents made the decision difficult, says Quesnel-Loessl.

“Individuals who made nominations in 2016 took a lot of time in formulating their reason for making the nomination and it was very difficult for the committee to make decisions.  There were a number of ties that had to be broken in order to determine the winners.”

Categories for nomination include: Business Supporting Youth, Home Based Business, Business Customer Service Excellence, Employee of the Year, Employer of the Year, Business of the Year and Citizen and/or Group of the Year Award.

Nominations can be submitted through www.chukuni.com or by visiting the downtown office.

Quesnel-Loessl reminds those making submission to pay attention to the criteria of each category as it is used by the selection committee to determine winners and that previous nominees and/or winners are eligible for consideration.

“This is an opportunity for community members to show the business owners/employees/organizations/volunteers that their hard work has not gone unnoticed by the residents. It’s also an opportunity for the community to get involved in the process. The community now identifies who should be recognized and why. The committee putting on the event doesn’t necessarily know everyone who’s doing a good job at what they do and who should be recognized for it.”

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