2018 MARK OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Criteria: Goes to the business demonstrating exceptional performance in exporting Saskatchewan goods or services nationally or internationally. Judging takes into account the relative size of the business and factors such as the increase in export sales or successful entry into new markets.
Innovation and Technology Award
Criteria: Given to a business that demonstrates excellence in the utilization of an innovative product, technology or system which has tangible contribution to improved sales and/or productivity. Judging takes into account the originality of the innovation and its impact.
New Business Venture Award
Criteria: A business that has been in operation for 3 years or less as of December 31, 2017. The business must show positive performance in terms of current or expected profitability, job creation and/or entry into new markets.
Growth and Expansion Award
Criteria: Given to a business that has made significant changes in their business resulting in “Growth” or “Expansion”. Changes may relate to job creation and/or investment.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Criteria: Eligible to a person who owns a business based within Humboldt and District. The candidate must possess entrepreneurial spirit, be innovative and experienced success in the start- up and operation of a new or existing business.
Community Involvement Award
Criteria: A business demonstrating exceptional performance in its support of the arts and culture, amateur sports, education, healthcare and/or voluntary groups.
Community Merit Award
Criteria: A Non-Profit organization that has made a positive and creative effort to enhance the community we live in.
Criteria: The Award for Marketing is awarded to the business demonstrating exceptional performance in the execution of a successful marketing strategy.
Criteria: The Award for Service goes to a business demonstrating exceptional performance in providing exceptional customer service
Business Hall of Fame Inductee
Criteria: A business person from Humboldt and District who has made a significant impact on the landscape of the business community. This award honours and recognizes the importance of strong leaders in business success. A business owner that demonstrates leadership in the form of mentorship or education of other businesses and/or staff. Individuals who have demonstrated leadership, business acumen and success, an entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, and a commitment to the people they work with. Nominations are open year-round for this category.