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Meridian resumes Small Business Big Impact Awards

Meridian Credit Union of Toronto has begun a contest promotion aimed at Ontario small businesses. Called the “Small Business Big Impact Awards,” the effort is intended to recognize businesses that have had a positive effect on environmental and social causes. Nominations can be submitted by Ontario residents until Oct. 31. Entrants will be evaluated by a selection committee on the basis of quality of content, impact, business model, values and community support. The prize pool is values at approximately $65,000, including cash prizes for the top three winners of $25,000, $15,000, and $5,000. This is the second year the credit union has conducted this promotion.

“Meridian's ‘Small Business Big Impact Awards’ gives us a chance to highlight the amazing spirit of Ontario entrepreneurs,” said Jason Teal, vice-president of business banking at Meridian. “We're proud to serve our 25,000 business banking members and want to recognize and reward small businesses who are effecting positive environmental and social changes and bringing us closer to a positive future. We're excited to hear all the stories of the businesses that enter or are nominated for this year's contest. Show your appreciation by nominating your favourite local business online at Meridian.”

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