OUR SPONSORS

Presenting sponsor of REAP's 2014 Be Local Awards.

Presenting sponsor of REAP's 2014 Be Local Awards.

Recognizing leadership and innovation in energy conservation.

Recognizing leadership in poverty prevention and community empowerment.

Recognizing leadership and innovation in community economic development.

About Be Local Awards

REAP’s Be Local Awards are a new way to share your love for local business. Browse REAP's directory and blog to learn more about REAP businesses, and the ways in which they care for our community and planet. Then click to vote for your favourite REAP businesses and discover new ones that share your values.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Favourite micro business

This award is given to the REAP business with 1-4 employees who receives the most votes through our website.

Favourite small business

This award is given to the REAP business with 5-99 employees who receives the most votes through our website.

Favourite medium-sized business

This award is given to the REAP business with 100-499 employees who receives the most votes through our website.

Favourite large business

This award is given to the REAP business with 500+ employees who receives the most votes through our website.

Favourite non-profit

This award is given to the REAP non-profit who receives the most votes through our website.

Encompassing Energy Leader

This award is presented by Bullfrog Power to the REAP business with the most comprehensive energy conservation program.

Community Economy Leader

This award is presented by Thrive to the REAP business that is building community economic development - a strong local economy that works better for more people. They are rooted here and it shows in how they invest in people and places, purchase from fellow local businesses, provide valuable social benefit and support their community in general.

Empowering Communities Leader

Celebrating a REAP business who is also a Living Wage Leader effecting meaningful and sustainable progress towards reducing poverty for their employees and communities. Building richness and resilience includes paying a living wage, providing additional forms of compensation, promoting employee wellness, encouraging work-life balance and participating in broader community initiatives.