Business Excellence Awards Gala

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 businesses and organizations that have helped shape Waterloo Region as one of the strongest professional communities in Canada.

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2022 Business Excellence Awards Gala


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.

This year, 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