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The Lunenburg Queens Business Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding businesses and leaders in Lunenburg and Queens  Counties. The event is organized by the Lunenburg Queens Business Collective, a non-profit organization committed to supporting and promoting the business community.

Awards Categories

RISING STAR (New Business 3 years or less)

The Rising Star award recognizes a business that has shown significant promise and exceptional growth in its early years, indicating strong potential for continued success. Their innovation, dedication, and/or impactful presence within the community set them apart as a promising new leader.

Eligibility Requirements:

        • The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in Lunenburg or Queens County. 
        • Nominees must have been in business for less than three years as of November 21, 2024.
        • Nominees cannot be an expansion of an existing business, a name change, or a new location of an existing organization.

TOURISM

The Tourism award celebrates a business that significantly contributes to the local tourism industry, enhancing the attractiveness and economic vitality of Lunenburg and/or Queens Counties. They demonstrate excellence in promoting the region as a prime destination.

Eligibility Requirements:

        • The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in Lunenburg or Queens County.
        • Nominees must have been in business for at least two years as of November 21, 2024.
        • The business should actively engage with the community and demonstrate potential for further growth in the tourism sector.

Business Leader / Entrepreneur of the Year

The Business Leader/Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, business acumen, and community involvement,
significantly contributing to the success and growth of their business.

Eligibility Requirements:

        • The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in Lunenburg or Queens County.
        • Nominees must have demonstrated strong leadership and significant contributions to their business and community.

Innovator

The Innovator award acknowledges a business that demonstrates a forward-thinking approach through the development and implementation of innovative products, services, or processes, significantly contributing to the business’s growth and success.

Eligibility Requirements:

        • The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in Lunenburg or Queens County.
        • Nominees must have introduced an innovative product, service, internal process, etc., on or before November 21, 2024, or operate in a mode where innovation is built into the company’s culture.

Hidden Gem

The Hidden Gem award celebrates a small business that may not be widely known but has made a significant impact on its community through exceptional service, unique offerings, and/or dedicated customer  engagement.

Eligibility Requirements:

        • The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in Lunenburg or Queens County.
        • Nominees must be an independently owned and operated business with a total number of employees not exceeding 20.

Outstanding Service

The Outstanding Service award honors a business that has consistently provided exceptional customer service, demonstrating a commitment to customer satisfaction and excellence in service delivery.

Eligibility Requirements:

        • The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in Lunenburg or Queens County.
        • Nominees must be recognized for their exemplary service standards and customer satisfaction.

Business Legacy / lifetime Achievement – lunenburg

The Business Legacy/Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made a lifelong impact on the business community in Lunenburg County through their sustained dedication, leadership, and significant contributions to the local economy and community.

Eligibility Requirements:

        • The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in Lunenburg County.
        • Nominees must have demonstrated a lifetime of achievement and impact on the local business community.

Business Legacy / lifetime Achievement – queens county

The Business Legacy/Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made a lifelong impact on the business community in Queens County through their sustained dedication, leadership, and significant contributions to the local economy and community.

Eligibility Requirements:

        • The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in Queens County.
        • Nominees must have demonstrated a lifetime of achievement and impact on the local business community.