TribeHR and Desire2Learn Nominated for Business of the Year Awards

by David Tubbs | Startups

It was recently announced that Waterloo-based TribeHR has been nominated for Business of the Year Award (20 employees or under) in the 2012 Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Gala. Kitchener-based Desire2Learn was also nominated for Business of the Year but in the 20 or more employee award category.

This is the first time that both technology companies have been nominated for these distinguished business awards that has seen companies like Open Text (2009) walk away as winners. TribeHR has had a run of award nods recently earning a nomination for Best Overall Startup of 2011 in the First Annual Canadian Startup Awards presented by KPMG.

While TribeHR only has to wait until Friday, January 20th to find out if they can claim the honour of Best Overall Startup of 2011, they and Desire2Learn must wait until February 16th at the Awards Gala to find out if they will be able to claim their possible titles of Business of the Year.

Here is a full list of 2012 Business Excellence Awards Nominees.

The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce traces its history back 125 years in representing business in Waterloo Region. It is the 7th largest Chamber of Commerce in Canada representing over 1700 member businesses and organizations from all sectors of the economy.

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David Tubbs

David Tubbs

David Tubbs is currently Marketing & Communications Lead for the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. He has had a strong past in the local and Canadian Technology community serving as Marketing Manager for Waterloo, Ontario-based Suited Media Inc. that created web properties such as He has also been a contributor and feature writer for As a... more

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