The 2018 Accolades Competition is open to all businesses and non-profit organizations located in the West Island of Montreal, (Boroughs of Lachine, L’Île-Bizard / Sainte-Geneviève, Pierrefonds / Roxboro and Cities of Baie d’Urfé, Beaconsfield, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Dorval, Kirkland, Île-Dorval, Pointe-Claire, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Senneville). Businesses and organizations located outside of the West Island, and have had significant business activity in the West Island for the last two years are also eligible but have to be members in good standing of the WIMCC prior to submitting their nomination form.
Nominees must approve this nomination and submit to due diligence by the Grand Jury. Due diligence may include financial analysis and/or site visits.
Nomination Procedures and Selection Criteria for all the Categories 1 – 10.
Step 1 – Complete the nomination form on line no later than March 16, 2018.
Step 2 – Provide a short paragraph describing the history, profile and mission of your business or organization.
Step 3- Enclose a summary outlining your business or organization’s most remarkable successes in the past twelve months relating to the evaluation criteria detailed in the category or categories in which you wish to compete.
Support your arguments with examples, facts, numbers (quantities, volumes, proportions, percentages, dollars).
Your successes may consist, for example, of a specific initiative in the following areas: revenue growth, job creation, realized investments, market share, new product, new process, customer service, innovative marketing, exceptional contract, etc.
Any additional material (brochures, visual presentation, etc.) may be presented to the Independent Jury in due time.
The Selection Process
The finalists in each category will be selected by a Grand Jury composed of business people.*
An Independent Jury shall be named for each category, and will be responsible for site visits, interviews with the finalists and for choosing the recipients. The decisions of the juries are final.
No member of any jury shall have a family or financial involvement in any of the finalist companies/organizations.
The names of the winners shall remain confidential until the evening of the Accolades Gala (May 31st, 2018) when each winner will be publicly announced.
All information provided to The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce shall remain confidential. The nomination forms as well as their attachments will be destroyed at the end of the process.
* If deemed necessary, the Grand Jury reserves the right to combine or divide categories. The Grand Jury may also reclassify some candidates. In the event of reclassification, candidates will be advised. Also, the Grand Jury reserves the right to not declare a winner in any or all competition categories.
For any questions on the Accolades Competition’s process, feel free to contact the Chamber.