PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
OCTOBER 8, 2019
SMALL BUSINESS AWARD PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is pleased to announce the inaugural “Heart of Labrador
Business” Awards program.

Small Business Week is a trademark of the BDC and recognized across the Country. The business
awards will be presented at a Business Networking Session during this year’s Small Business Week
Celebrations. From October 21 – 25, 2019 the Town, along with our many community partners, are
planning a week of special events aimed at celebrating the People Behind the Businesses.

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/or services to our residents,
also provide the same, valuable products and services to the much larger businesses community.

The Town HV-GB has long recognized that entrepreneurs and small businesses are a vital component of
our community and 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 three categories.

Categories & Criteria (to see complete categories and criteria click here):
▪    Outstanding Contribution to Community
o        Awarded to an Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner (or an Employee on behalf of their
employer) in recognition for having made a difference to the community by making
significant contributions through giving of their time, actions, talent, and dedication and
has made giving back to their community a part of their business culture.
▪    Outstanding Employer / Company / Quality of Service
o        Awarded to an Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner (or an Employee on behalf of their
employer) in recognition of going above and beyond for their employees by providing the
best place to work; or by providing a consistent, high quality of service for their customers
and/or clients.
▪    Outstanding Commitment to the Environment
o        Awarded to an Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner (or an Employee on behalf of their
employer) for their efforts, innovation, projects in recognition for the company’s
commitment to environmental best practices.

If you know of a deserving Entrepreneur or Small Business worthy of your nomination, contact Cyndy at
[email protected] or call 709-899-0392 for more information or click here.