BizQuest Quinte is a brand new video contest for locally-owned businesses located in Belleville, Quinte West, Stirling-Rawdon, Tyendinaga Township, Tyendinaga MBQ and Deseronto.
This online platform will showcase businesses in three categories:
- START (Business in operation 6 – 24 months)
- GROW (Business in operation 25 months – 5 years)
- THRIVE (Business in operation 5+ years)
Submissions will be accepted from January 14, 2021 to February 18, 2021.
A panel of community volunteers will judge all submissions and select 5 finalists for each of the three categories.
The public will vote for 1 winner in each category. Voting will begin on March 4, 2021 and end on March 18, 2021. A total of 3 winners will be awarded, one in each of the three categories.
Winners will be announced at a presentation event on March 23, 2021.
Each winner will receive the same prize package (unless noted otherwise) valued at a minimum of $8,000, including:
- Trenval Business Development Corporation: $1,250 cash
- PostMedia: Advertising package (Belleville Intelligencer, Trentonian, Community Press, and Picton County)
- ShopBayOfQuinte.ca: membership (6 months)
- David Chatten Law: One Basic Single or Couples Will
- Mr Print: business cards, banner, quinte coupons
- Prime Focus Productions – Marketing Assessment (Start winner), Micro Montage Video Production Package (Grow winner), Marketing Assessment (Thrive winner)
- Wilkinson & Co LLP and Wilkinson Financial Services: one free hour consultation with a CPA from the accounting firm or one free hour consultation with a CFP from the financial services firm
- Lot48 Film Co: Smart Phone video training
- Quinte West Chamber of Commerce: boardroom rental, advertising, business directory
- Belleville Chamber of Commerce – Advertisement in ChamberChat
- Quinte Photo Studio: headshot portrait