Business Excellence Awards

 

Overwhelming Participation in Business
 Excellence Awards, Chamber Announces Top Finalists
 
The Business Awards Committee has announced the finalists for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards. The community began submitting nominations on November 21, 2016 with nominations closing on February 8th, 2017. The Business Awards Committee shortlisted the nominations in each of the seven award categories. The finalists that have been selected will be subject to the judging process by an independent panel of judges.
 
The top qualifiers, listed alphabetically, in each category are as follows: 
 
New Business of the Year Award:
Don's Pub & Grill
Quality Engineered Homes
Tremblay Chrysler Dodge Jeep
 
Looking Good Award:

 ASM Auto Sports and Marine
Jillie Bean Italian Ice Cream
MJD Place 

Aboriginal Business Award: 
Chester's Gas Bar
Eagle's Nest
Paradise B&B
 
Most Active & Outstanding Business of the Year (10 Employees or Less) Award: 
Springer Animal Hospital
Theoret Bourgeois Funeral Home
Twiggs Coffee Roasters
 
Most Active & Outstanding Business of the Year (Over 10 Employees) Award: 
Caisse Populaire Sturgeon Falls
Canadian Tire
Rivet Insurance
Tim Hortons
 
The People's Choice Award is a non-juried award, the recipient will be selected according to the total number of ballots the business received. The submitted ballots indicate excellence in quality customer and client services. The nominees, listed alphabetically, are: DJ & Sons, Don's Pub and Grill, Foodland, Giant Tiger, Home Hardware, La Vie en Couleur, Leisure Farms, Mr. Sub, Padou's Steak and Ribs, Pharmasave, Quality Contracting and Rustic Zen.
 
Similar to the 2015 Business Excellence Awards, the Chamber Board of Directors will determine the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. The business owner presented with this award will have sustained their enterprise over a period of 25 years or more. A key component of the award criteria is the entrepreneur's commitment to continuous success and community involvement through enhancing the economy, life, and culture of West Nipissing. The winner of this prestigious award can be a retired entrepreneur or it can be presented as a posthumous award to members of the business owner's family.
 
All of the businesses nominated in each of the seven categories will be recognized on March 25th at the Marcel Noël Hall in Sturgeon Falls, with the winning business in each category announced. "The Chamber received a total of 135 nominations this year which far exceeded the amount submitted in 2015," explained Patrick Keough, West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce President. "It's great to see this level of participation from our community. It's clear that residents are noticing how dedicated our local entrepreneurs are to serving West Nipissing," said Keough.
 
The evening will include a gourmet dinner prepared by Blue Mandolin Catering, live entertainment and a draw for $1,000 West Nipissing Dollars that can be spent at any of the Chamber of Commerce Member businesses in West Nipissing. "We would like to congratulate all nominees on having their efforts recognized. Being nominated for an award is an honour and they should all be very proud," added Keough. "We're looking forward to the event and encourage entrepreneurs and members of the community to purchase their tickets."
 
The evening will be focused on recognizing West Nipissing entrepreneurial spirit and honoring our vibrant business community. Tickets to the Business Excellence Awards Gala are on sale now and priced at $100 per ticket for Chamber members or $800 for a table of 8, and $125 per ticket for non-members or $1,000 for a table of 8. The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:00 pm and gourmet dinner at 6:00 pm with the awards ceremony and live entertainment to follow. There are a limited amount of tickets available for the event and members of the community are encouraged to reserve their seat by calling 705-753-5672 or by visiting the Chamber of Commerce. Join us in this gala celebration that recognizes excellence and achievement. The 2017 West Nipissing Business Excellence Awards is an evening of celebration, gourmet food, and live local entertainment.


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