All Nominees must operate and/or work within the Cowichan Valley Regional District.
Businesses and organizations must be Canadian owned and operated to be eligible for nomination.
Nominations must include the nominator’s name and contact information to be valid.
The Chamber reserve the authority to place nominations in the appropriate category.
All Nominators must be contacted by phone in order for the nomination to move forward, and:
a. The Chamber will make a maximum of 3 attempts to reach each Nominator by phone.
b. If the Nominator cannot be reached by phone, the Chamber will follow up with an email.
c. The Chamber cannot be held at fault if such attempts are unsuccessful.
Past Winners cannot be Finalists in the same Award Category in which they won, nor are they eligible in that Award Category for three consecutive Black Tie Award years following their win. The list of past winners is available here.
Nominations from family members for the Customer Service Award Category will not be accepted. Family are welcome to Nominate in all other categories.
Award Sponsors may not place nominations, nor be nominated in the Award category they are sponsoring.
Employees and family members of Black Tie Award Sponsors are not eligible. However, a business belonging to a Sponsor's employee or family member is eligible, only if that business is completely separate from and independent of, the Award Sponsor.
While it is permissible for business owners, employees and board members to nominate their own business or organization, it is preferred that nominations come from outside of the business or organization.
Employees of the Chamber cannot submit nominations.
Employees and volunteers of the Chamber are not eligible for nominations as it concerns their work with the Chamber.