The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is pleased to announce the second annual Heart of Labrador Business Awards program.

Small Business Week is a trademark of the BDC and recognized across the Country. From October 18 – 24, 2020, the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, along with our valued community partners, is planning a week of special events aimed at celebrating and promoting small businesses in our community.

The theme of Small Business Week 2020 is “Forging The Way Forward.”

The business awards will be presented during a virtual awards ceremony on Friday, October 23, 2020 (stay tuned for further details).

With a strong labour force, Happy Valley-Goose Bay is fortunate to have over 250+ small businesses registered with the Town. These businesses, while providing products and services to our residents, also offer the same valuable products and services to the much larger businesses community.

The Town Happy Valley-Goose Bay has long recognized that entrepreneurs and small businesses are a vital component of our community. We are excited to celebrate and highlight the many local successes stories. The Heart of Labrador Business Awards will recognize and highlight community Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses in the four categories. Nominations officially open today, September 23, 2020; nominations close at 4:00 PM, Friday, October 16, 2020:

Categories & Criteria:
  • Outstanding Home-Based Business (New for 2020)

    • Awarded to a business where the principal business activities take place within a place of residence. The resident of the dwelling is the principle operator of the business.
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Community

    • Awarded to a Small Business (employer or employee) in recognition of their significant contributions to their community, through giving their time and talents. Their dedication is reflected in the day-to-day operations of the business/time at work as well as any volunteer and outreach work done on behalf of the company.
  • Outstanding Quality of Service

    • Awarded to a Small Business (employer or employee) in recognition of having gone above and beyond to provide the best customer service and/or work environment. The successful nominee will have demonstrated consistency in their commitment to their workplace and customers.
  • Outstanding Commitment to the Environment

    • Awarded to a Small Business (employer or employee) for their consistent efforts to protect and uphold environmental best practices.


To learn more download the information package which includes the nomination form by clicking below:

Heart of Labrador Business Awards Info