AGM Award Descriptions:
Jack Hartery Lifetime Achievement in Business Award
The Jack Hartery Memorial Lifetime Achievement in Business Award is presented annually and is the highest honour awarded by the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce. Recipients of this award are individuals with a long record of continuous business operations in the Strait Area (minimum of 20 years); these are the business leaders who have demonstrated a history of success in their business, as well as those who have a reputation of being good employers and community champions.
Cultural Award of Merit
The Cultural Award of Merit is presented each year to recognize a business / employee who has enhanced awareness within the community of culture, visual, performing or literary arts. Recipients will be enablers who grow the creative economy and the fabric of the community, drawing specific attention to the art and culture sector, which acts as an integral part of our everyday lives. They will be people who contribute to this sector in the spirit of altruism and collective prosperity.
Kevin Beaton Heart of the Community Award
This award was created in 2009 to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the inception and/or growth of community opportunities in the field of recreation/leisure/business/and or health. The recipient:
1. Will be a member or an employee of a member, in good standing, of the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce.
2. Must have made a significant contribution in one or more of the following areas: recreation, leisure, business and or health. This contribution can be demonstrated by a person who has: a. Exhibited high standards of voluntary performance (e.g. dedication, commitment, time, energy, leadership, attitude and motivation), and b. Contributed to a broad range of activities within the field community volunteerism.
NSCC Student Leadership Award
The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce established this award to recognize the value of community and business leadership beginning from an early age. The recipient must be a full-time student at the NSCC Strait Area Campus entering their second year of any program. The student must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated a commitment to community leadership and involvement.
The President’s Award was designed to recognize an individual or an organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment, volunteerism and dedication to their business and the community, and more specifically to the Chamber of Commerce in assisting the organization to achieve its goals.