The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce 2020 Celebrate Success Business Awards are set for March.
Monday the local Chamber announced that Baker Tilly is again the Patron Sponsor for the awards.
As the Patron Sponsor, Baker Tilly will have the honour of presenting the Small Business of the Year and Large Business of the Year Awards at the upcoming Celebrate Success Business Awards, explained Juanita Polegi, Executive Director, with the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce at a press conference Monday.
“Baker Tilly is a successful local business that supports many activities and events in the community,” said Polegi. “The company’s sponsorship of this event demonstrates the value it places on these prestigious awards.”
Rick Kozachenko, with Baker Tilly indicated that the company sees the sponsorship as a means to support the Chamber in its efforts to recognize business success.
“Baker Tilly has been a member of the Chamber for over 60 years and we know how important this event is to the business community,” he said. “This event is a great way to recognize the success of Yorkton businesses and for the good news stories to come forward.”
Polegi also announced there will be two new awards presented this year.
The first is a Business Leader Award.
Polegi said a group of individuals who have been involved with the Chamber in the past will submit three or four names to the judges, who will then select the person who they feel has shown great leadership in terms of the business community.
The second new award will be a People’s Choice Award.
“Other Chambers have tried this,” said Polegi, adding it is an award that “gives everybody an opportunity to vote.”
Every Chamber member will get one vote with the numbers tallied “just before the event itself,” said Polegi.
The two new awards have been added “to give the awards a twist, a little more excitement around the awards,” said Polegi.
The application forms for the awards are live on the Chamber website at www.yorktonchamber.com
The 14th Celebrate Success Business Awards will be presented March 25.