Emerging Leader or New Business of the Year Award honours a new business or an up-and-coming professional that is achieving outstanding business performance in a short period of time.  This new business or emerging leader has distinguished themselves as a future leader, exemplifying innovative thinking, teamwork, and community engagement.  The business or leader had demonstrated exceptional promise for continued growth and serves as an inspiration for others in the Mississauga community.

Award criteria quick reference:

① You may be nominated for up to three categories.
② Previous winners are not eligible to be nominated for the same award for a three-year period.
③ The organization or individual may only win one award.
④ To qualify, you must be an employee of, or the owner of a Mississauga based business.
⑤ Independently owned franchises are eligible

Criteria for Eligibility & Selection:

o An individual who is less than 40 years of age or have a business that has been in business for at least 3 years to a maximum of 8 years.
o Business must be incorporated.
o The nominee must have been working with an organization for a 3-year period or their business must have been in operations for a minimum of 1 year.
o Demonstrates dedication through strong leadership, teamwork and integrity while continually demonstrating their knowledge and experience. (Ex. Committee work, volunteer work etc.)
o Nominees cannot be expansion name change or new location of an existing business or organization.
o A clear plan for future growth of the organization.
o Must provide two (2) management reference if an individual or two (2) client references if entrepreneur.

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