Stratford News Nominations being accepted to recognize the best in business in Stratford SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Monday, Jan. 7th, 2019 Nominations being accepted to recognize the best in business in Stratford. Image supplied by Facebook. The best in business in Stratford are set to be honored. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Stratford and District Chamber of Commerce 23rd Annual Business Excellence Awards. The organizing committee is seeking public input from nominations with any business or entrepreneur who has exemplified leadership, customer service, determination and creativity eligible to be nominated in any of 9 categories including Retail, Manufacturing, Service, and Hospitality. Businesses will be assessed in the areas including growth, customer service, innovation, sales, marketing, and promotion. A Non-Profit/Charitable Award will focus on an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the community through initiatives including involvement and dedication to the community, growth, and innovation. One business will be honored with the Business of the Year award. The deadline for nominations is February Third and awards will be presented at a gala on May 2nd.