The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that in 2013, it will be presenting two Employee of the Year Awards – the Front Line Employee Award and the Support Employee Award.
Each Award recognizes outstanding contributions by employees to their places of employment and to the community.
Susan Stewardson, Co-Chair of the Events committee indicated it was time for a change. “In the past, only one Award was presented and often, it went to a highly visible member of the work force,” she said. “The Chamber recognizes that many behind-the-scenes employees deserve recognition, too.”
Employers and members of the public are welcome to submit nominations for the Front Line Employee Award. Nominators are expected to explain why the nominees deserve such recognition.
Only employers will be able to submit nominations for the Support Employee Award. Nominators will also be asked to describe why the nominees should be considered for the award.
The Awards are not just for employees of Chamber members. “Employees in all businesses in Yorkton and the immediate area are eligible for nomination”, said Stewardson. “The only criterion is that the employee must have been employed by the business for 2 or more years”.
The Employee of the Year Awards will be presented at the 2013 Employee Recognition Event to be held Tuesday April 16 at the St. Mary’s Cultural Centre.
Nomination forms may be obtained from the Chamber office or from the Chamber website (www.yorktonchamber.com/events). Nominations close at 5:00 pm Monday March 18.
Photos and biographies of the nominees will be posted on the Chamber website for one week following the close of nominations. Each Chamber member will then have the opportunity to cast one vote for the nominee considered most deserving for each of the Awards.