2023 High Five Award Nominations are Now Open

Nominate an unsung hero from your business

By Andy Kriege, YSN

YSN is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the second annual employee excellence awards program, the High Five Awards.

What are the High Five Awards?

Each year YSN spotlights five special employees of BrandSource members and partners for their relentless pursuit of doing whatever it takes to get the job done. Last year we received many outstanding applicants from retailers, vendors and suppliers and honored five unique and deserving individuals who go above and beyond every day.

See: YSN’s 2022 High Five Award Winners

Who Deserves a High Five?

We may not think about it as we go about our own seemingly endless duties, but we are incredibly dependent on a dedicated workforce showing up and knocking out the mundane tasks that make it all come together, day in and day out. These people are the High Five candidates we are looking to salute.

Past High Five Award winner Dean Voelker, the “go-to” man for Klein’s BrandSource in Fairview Heights, Ill., has been sharing his expertise with a smile for 30 years and counting.

The awards program aims to commend those who do the heavy lifting behind the scenes with little or no fanfare. They are the backbone of every business, and they deserve their day in the sun. Think of it as a collective “high five” from all your peers in recognition of all they do.

How are They Honored?

The top five nominees will be announced in advance of Summit 2023 in March. Winners will receive a commemorative High Five plaque, will be profiled in YourSource magazine and YS; and will be sent an official BrandSource news release that can be shared on social media and with the local press.

To nominate someone in your business, simply fill out the High Five Nomination Form and tell us about that special unsung employee who works diligently outside the limelight.

The form takes only minutes to complete, so please take the time nominate one of your superstars and help us pay tribute to them.

Nominations are open to all BrandSource members and affiliates as well as supporting vendor partners and suppliers. Submissions well be accepted from now through Dec. 31, 2022.

Questions about the High Five Awards? Please email communications@avb.net.

BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, furniture, mattress and CE dealers.