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Small business owners are an integral part of our community. In addition to contributing to the local community’s unique identity and being involved locally, small business owners are job creators, providing local employment opportunities allowing local residents to work closer to home. Having multiple small businesses all striving to be unique and innovative, can result in a healthy marketplace and well-served consumers. One-of-a-kind and locally made products can attract customers to our area, bolstering tourism and contributing to our local community. These establishments benefit our local economy and help support the place we call home.
New Business Award
The recipient of this award has been in business for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years. This award recognizes outstanding achievement as a new business in some or all of the following: Research & Development, Company Growth, Products & Services, Market Development, Sales & Marketing, Community Service.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
This award recognizes the endeavors of an exceptional individual or company who creates the products and services that keep our local economies moving forward.
Excellence in Customer Service Award
This Award recognizes a business for their outstanding dedication, loyalty and achievement to exceptional service standards in our community that consistently exceed customer or guest expectations.
Automotive Services Excellence Award
This Award honours an Automotive services establishment with outstanding service, provided to Ward 1 residents with consistent high standards and integrity.
Best Patio Dining Experience Award
The best patio dining experience award is presented to a restaurant that has created a patio that provides the most enjoyable overall guest experience, setting high standards for food quality, while providing guests with excellent customer service that enhances the dining experience.
This local favourite provides an opportunity to relax and enjoy a delicious meal and a great atmosphere.
Best Pizza Shop Award
Recognizing a local pizza shop – takeout or delivery that provides the best tasting pizza and customer experience.
Best Coffee Shop Award
This award recognizes a coffee shop in Ward 1 that has a loyal following that provides great quality coffee, tea and snacks. It also creates a clean memorable atmosphere that keeps customers coming back for more.
Best Restaurant/Take Out of the Year Award
The best casual dining or takeout restaurant award is presented to a restaurant that provides the most enjoyable overall guest experience, setting high standards for food quality, offers a well-priced meal, while providing guests with excellent customer service that enhances the dining experience. This local favourite provides an opportunity to relax and enjoy a delicious meal in a great atmosphere or at home.
Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award
This Award will be presented occasionally to a citizen of Mississauga whose contribution over years of service has provided exceptional benefit to the residents of Ward 1.
Arts and Community Awards
The Ward 1 Arts Awards recognize leaders who attain a level of merit in their artistic discipline and celebrate outstanding works of creativity across all arts disciplines. These awards recognize the individual contributions to arts and culture in our community. Cultivating the arts plays an important role in our city by improving well-being, unifying communities, improving academic performance, strengthening the economy, driving tourism, while sparking creativity & innovation in our community.
Artist of The Year Award
The Ward 1 Artist of the Year Award recognizes individuals or leaders who attain a level of merit in their artistic discipline and celebrate outstanding works of creativity while providing pleasure and enjoyment to the community.
Environmental Stewardship Award
Whether helping to help protect our climate, reduce waste, support local food or enhance our natural spaces, this individual is recognized as an environmental leader who has made significant contributions to improving our environment.
Community Leadership Award
This Award recognizes an Individual or Group for selflessly undertaking philanthropic activities and/or providing community service, for the betterment of their community and world around them.
Frontline Hero Award
This Award recognizes a group of individuals, businesses and organizations that have contributed to the community in a fundamental way during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Volunteer of the Year Award
Our city is built by those who give their time and expertise selflessly and expect nothing in return. This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in volunteering to make Ward 1 a better place to live, work, and play.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Ward 1 would like to honour with great respect and admiration, an Individual for their lifetime of support, promotion and vision for our community.