Smart Dolphins has been chosen as one of two finalists (cheers to our companions for this honour: Cairnview Mechanical) for the Annual Greater Victoria Business Awards. We are up for the Business of the Year Award (11-25 employees). We were runner up for this award in 2008 – could this be our year???
A big thanks to our very special partners and clients who supported our nomination with wonderful letters of reference. Over the coming weeks, I’ll share some of these letters through the blog here. I found these letters to be very reaffirming of what we have done and what we are trying to do. THANKS!
The winners will be announced at the award ceremony on April 27th. It will be exciting to see if we win, but, as cliché as this sounds, we really can’t lose. We get great publicity and most don’t remember who won and lost. More importantly, the recognition is very nice. The Pod has worked very hard over the past few years and to have an external panel of business professionals judge that we have something special going on really fuels the fire. Regardless of the result, we’ll be celebrating.
I’m personally a little crushed by what turned out to be poor planning on my part: I am going to be away for the award ceremony.
Lastly, a big thanks to our team. There is always a part of me that is a little surprised when people keep showing up day after day, nevermind the fact they pour their blood, sweat and tears into a “job”. Thanks for throwing yourself at this, my fellow Dolphins. I hope you all feel a HUGE amount of pride for this recognition and for the amazing things you do every single day.