Nominations for the 6th Annual Leeds Grenville Immigrant Entrepreneur Award are now open! Starting a business for anyone is extremely challenging. Immigrants can face additional barriers such as having to learn a new language, maneuvering different ways of doing business, and overcoming cultural differences in order to develop new community connections. Those who have chosen to start a business here in Leeds and Grenville deserve special recognition for their endless energy and commitment to their business and community. The St. Lawrence-Rideau Immigration Partnership encourages everyone to nominate their favourite immigrant run business. Now in its sixth year, the Leeds Grenville Immigrant Entrepreneur Award is a way to celebrate and recognize the outstanding immigrant owned businesses here.
Anyone can nominate someone. To be eligible, a nominee must:
- Have been born outside of Canada and currently live in Leeds and Grenville
- Be the owner/operator of an active business in Leeds and Grenville
- Demonstrate the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur
To nominate, just send the name of the immigrant and their business in via Facebook, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or phone (613-498-2111).