Emerging Business Person of the Year

2024 Business Awards | Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce


The Emerging Business Person of the Year Award honours a business owner or founder 39 years or under, who has excelled in business; exemplifies outstanding leadership and/or entrepreneurial skills in their field; and demonstrates exceptional vision that contributes to business success.


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Nominee must have an active business located or operating in the Greater Victoria Region
  2. Nominee must be the business owner or founder of their company
  3. Nominee must be 39 years of age or younger in the award year
  4. Nominee does not have to be a member to be nominated, but must be a member to move on in judging
  5. Staff and their immediate family, the category sponsor and current Chamber Board members and their businesses are not eligible to be nominated for this award

Two finalists will be announced after the judging period and invited to attend theĀ 2024 Business Awards in May at where the winner will be announced.

The two finalists will be contacted and filmed for a short video featuring their business that will be presented at the 2024 Business Awards. Ideally the video should feature/highlight the person who will potentially be accepting the award at the 2024 Business Awards.

Criterion Weight
Demonstrates business excellence 22.5%
Exemplifies business leadership and/or entrepreneurial skills 22.5%
Has exceptional vision that has contributed to business success 22.5%
Demonstrated commitment to social responsibility 22.5%
Other noteworthy contributions and accomplishments 10.0%