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Business Person of the Year Nomination Form

I. Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used to determine the eligibility of individuals nominated for the Business Person of the Year award:

  1. Medicine Hat & District Based – the nominee must reside or operate a business in the region served by Medicine Hat College.
  2. If the nominee has previously received the Business Person of the Year award, their name will be removed from the selection.
  3. Business Person(s) – the nominee can be any individual who owns or operates a business.Partners that own and operate a business may be nominated as a “team” as long as the number of individuals in the team does not exceed four.
  4. Leadership in Business – the nominee must have significant, measurable contributions to his/her industry, including growth through new and innovative solutions. The nominee must have shown strength, character and integrity throughout their success.
  5. History in Business – the nominee must have a substantiated experience as an established business.
  6. Community Involvement – the nominee must positively influence the lives of others, including but not limited to: mentoring, being a role model, supporting local programs, supporting local events & charities, sitting on boards etc.


II. Process
  1. The Business Person of the Year selection committee consists of:
    1. Medicine Hat College Associate Dean of Business (or delegate);
    2. Medicine Hat College Business Faculty Member (appointed by the Associate Dean of Business);
    3. Medicine Hat College Business Student (appointed by the Associate Dean of Business);
    4. Chair of Medicine Hat College Business Administration Advisory Committee (or delegate).
    5. Member of Medicine Hat College Entrepreneur Development Centre Advisory Committee (appointed by the Director, College Advancement).
    6. This selection committee will select a winner for the Business Person of the Year award.


  2. Once all nomination packages have been received by the Medicine Hat College Foundation, they will be provided to the Selection Committee anonymously.
  3. Qualified Business Person of the Year Candidates will be contacted by the Medicine Hat College Foundation to ensure they wish to be considered as a candidate.
  4. Should the nominee wish to continue, they will be asked to complete an in-depth questionnaire that will focus on the following areas: business profile, leadership in business, history in business, and community involvement. Note that this process may include an online search for relevant background information on the nominee.
  5. The Medicine Hat College Foundation will provide this information anonymously to the Selection Committee for review and final decision.
III. Timing
  1. The committee will accept nominations year round. The deadline for submissions for the 2019 Business Person of the Year is January 31, 2019.
  2. Nomination packages received after January 31, 2019 will be considered for the following year (or for the next two years.)
  3. The Business Person of the Year award will be presented/announced at the annual Building Future Leaders: Connecting Students to Business event.


IV. Information to be Submitted

A valid nomination package will contain one completed nomination form. All information must be complete in order for the nomination to be considered.

V. Confidentiality

The Business Person of the Year Selection Committee will keep all submissions received confidential.

VI. Submission & Deadline

All submissions must be received prior to 4:00 pm on January 31, 2019. Submissions must be completed via the online form, or sent to:

Medicine Hat College Foundation
299 College Drive SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6
Telephone: 403.529.8995
Fax: 403.504.3672

Download the following forms or fill in the online version below.
Please note that when filling out the form we ask you do not use symbols such as &, [,].*.%, $. {,}. Your application will not be processed.
Please answer the following questions to support this nomination

Note: All fields are limited to a maximum of 1500 characters.