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The Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala is the Chamber’s premier event and a must-attend night for business owners in the Region! The Gala is a celebration of business excellence, recognizing Chamber members who have made exceptional contributions through their involvement and leadership in the community. It is a time for the business community to come together and show their appreciation towards business and organizations that have helped shape Waterloo Region as one of the strongest professional communities in Canada.

Every year, the Business excellence Awards Gala is attended by over 900 members, including the area’s most respected and recognized industry leaders. Organizations of every size are represented, from international companies to mom-and-pop shops. Due to the Global Health Pandemic, the 2021 event will be hosted through an interactive and engaging virtual event platform. The evening may look a little different this year, but we still have so many significant accomplishments to celebrate!

In 2021, fourteen awards will be presented throughout the course of the evening:

• Business of the Year Award (1-10 Employees)
• Business of the Year Award (11-50 Employees)
• Business of the Year Award (Over 50 Employees)
• New Business of the Year Award (Under 2 Years)
• Community Builder of the Year Award
• Employee Engagement Award
• Environment and Sustainability Award
• Health & Wellness in the Workplace Award
• Service Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism Award
• Innovation Award
• Non-Profit/Charitable Award
• Young Professional of the Year Award
• Michael R. Follett Community Leader of the Year Award
• Volunteer of the Year Award

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

CHAMBER CHAIR'S CIRCLES:
• Home Hardware
• MCAP
• EY
• Wilfrid Laurier University
• EMNP LLP
• Waterloo EDC
• McCarter Grespan
• Heffner Lexus Toyota
• GHD
• BDO LLP
• BlackBerry
• BMO
• Cowan
• Gowlings
• S.G.Cunningham
• Sun Life Financial
• Enbridge Gas Inc. Operating as Union Gas
• University of Waterloo

CHAMBER PATRONS:
• BDC
• Raffi
• Meridian
• Cushman & Wakefield
• PwC

TITLE SPONSORS
• Cowan 12@12 Luncheon Series
• Women’s Leadership
• Chamber Young Professionals
• Manulife Chamber Academy
• Hardware Business After 5
• Networking Breakfast Series

CHAMBER TRUSTEES
• MTE
• Conestoga Meats
• Bell
• Equitable Life of Canada
• KPMG
• WalterFedy

MEDIA PARTNERS
• snapdKW
• CTV
• Waterloo Region Record
• 570 News
• Country 106.7
• 96.7 CHYM