THUNDER BAY – Business Now – The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have announced the winners for our 18th Annual Business Awards, which were proudly presented by Bell. The awards were presented earlier this evening at the Valhalla Inn. The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Thunder Bay.
Awards are given for excellence in Thunder Bay. There are some new innovations shown in this year’s awards. The Thunder Bay Centre of Change which as rapidly become a true business incubator in the community won the Looking Good Award.
Quality Market and Nishnawbe Aski Nation were awarded the Strategic Partnership Award. NAN and Quality Market have combined their talents together in an effort to deliver great food choices to Northern communities in Ontario via an innovative online store and an arrangement with Wasaya Air. This effort comes together under positive changes made by the federal government in the Food North Program
Here are the winners:
CHARLES J. CARTER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – John W. Erickson, Q.C.
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY AWARDS – Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc. and the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
THE POST SECONDARY ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AWARD Sponsored by: Intercity Industrial Supply & GRK Fasteners was won by Willow Lem
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD – SMALL Sponsored by: Thunder Bay Insurance was awarded to ABC Embroidery & Promotions
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD – MEDIUM Sponsored by: Business Development Bank of Canada was captured by Take A Hike
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD – LARGE Sponsored by: BDO Canada LLP was won by the Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc.
NEW BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by: RBC Royal Bank was won by Perfect Fit Lingerie
NEW BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD: NON MEMBER Sponsored by: Janzen’s Pharmacy was awarded to Heather Anderson
NOT FOR PROFIT EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by: OLG was won by Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD Sponsored by: Fort William Historical Park was devoured by Salt & Pepper Catering
LOOKING GOOD AWARD Sponsored by: Grand Portage Lodge & Casino was won by a very deserving Thunder Bay Centre of Change
QUALITY OF LIFE AWARD Sponsored by: tbaytel was given to Ontario Power Generation
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD Sponsored by: Union Gas Ltd. was awarded to OLG Casino Thunder Bay
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AWARD Sponsored by: Bombardier was awarded to Quality Market & Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
Here is a video as Quality Market co-owner David Stezenko demonstrates the new online store to Marie Mishenene: