Chamber of Commerce announces winners for 18th Annual Business Award


Thunder BayTHUNDER 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:


    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:


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