Established in 1983 to recognize and celebrate outstanding businesses and individual achievements by the Manitoba business community, each year seven awards are given to businesses and/or individuals who contribute to Manitoba’s employment; have a successful employee relations department; have seen sustainable growth; and been involved in the province’s community development. Additional consideration is given to nominees demonstrating special achievements for overcoming unique obstacles.
This event hosts over 300 guests from across the province, including many community leaders, business CEOs, the Lieutenant Governor, MLAs and other provincial dignitaries.
A spectacular night of prestige, entertainment and celebration, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Manitoba Business Awards recognize organizations in 5 different award categories:
Not For Profit: This award is presented to a not for profit or philanthropic organization that exemplifies excellence and innovation in their programs, services and projects and their efforts to be self-sustaining. As well as their dedicated focus on achieving a social vision and mandate that makes an outstanding contribution to the social, cultural or economic well-being of their community.
Outstanding Business: Award nominees demonstrate success in company growth including sales, profitability, growth prospects, and employment creation in Manitoba by identifying their strategic goals & accomplishments. In addition, they will also illustrate their commitment to research and the development of advances in the company’s industry sector. Consideration is also paid to a company in any industry for excellence as a business with a vision for sustainable growth, who engages in innovative practices, is also outstanding in their field and has a continuing positive impact on the community.
Outstanding Small Business: A Manitoba-based company consisting of less than 30 employees
Outstanding Medium Business: A Manitoba-based company consisting of 31 to 150 employees
Outstanding Large Business: A Manitoba-based company consisting of more than 151 employees
Long Term Achievement: In addition to the above criteria, this award was established to recognize and celebrate outstanding long-term business achievements by the Manitoba business community; all award recipients are evaluated on sustained growth, contributions to Manitoba employment and community involvement demonstrating a long-term commitment of at least 50 years in operation.
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce is also pleased to present two prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Awards at the Gala. Manitoba’s vibrant communities are shaped by the contributions of extraordinary businesses and individuals who live in them. Awarded to an individual as well as a company, they inspire by their example and we are honored to recognize them. The recipients of the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards are selected by an elite Jury Panel and are not part of the nomination process. To learn more about the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards, criteria, and past recipients, please click here.
Businesses operating in Manitoba are encouraged to notify us of their interest in the Manitoba Business Awards program or recommend another business that should be considered for an award. A business may self-nominate or be nominated by another party, including a member of the selection committee. The Manitoba Business Award Nomination Form and more information can be found by clicking here or contacting our office at (204) 948-0100.