Criteria

Business of the Year

  • Exemplary record of business sustainability, growth and prudent financial management
  • Excellent customer and/or employee relationships
  • Uses an innovative approach to business growth and development
  • Proactively contributes to the community and is established as a strong corporate citizen

Business Leader of the Year

  • Has achieved notable milestones and recognition in their field of business
  • Proactively contributes to the community and is established as a strong corporate citizen
  • Outstanding leadership in empowering staff and team development

Community Spirit Award

  • Demonstrates a commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and community presence
  • Exhibits dedication to improving the Tri-Cities as a place to live, work and play

Not-for-Profit of the Year

  • Has an established track record for delivering exceptional program and services
  • Maintains a positive standing of honesty and integrity within the community

Young Professionals of the Year

  • Must be 40 years of age or younger before December 31st, 2017
  • Is a well-respected role model for other young business persons
  • Exemplifies leadership and entrepreneurial skills
  • Demonstrates exceptional business skills and vision that contributes to business success