The 2015 Business Excellence Awards Winners Announcement
The West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 2015 Business Excellence Awards during the gala celebration at the Marcel Noël Hall on November 7th, 2015. Based on nominations received from the community of West Nipissing, eight deserving local establishments were presented with prestigious and unique awards. The nomination period opened on July 17th and closed on September 25th, 2015. The finalists in each award category were shortlisted by the Business Awards Committee and were subjected to the judging process by an independent panel of judges.
The winners in each category are as follows:
New Business of the Year Award:
Padou's Steak & Ribs
Looking Good Award:
Rustic Zen Wellness Studio
Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year Award:
Le CANO - Conseil des Arts de Nipissing Ouest
Aboriginal Business Award:
Young Forestry Services
Most Active & Outstanding Business of the Year (10 Employees or Less) Award:
Steve's Premiere Pizza
Most Active & Outstanding Business of the Year (OVER 10 Employees) Award:
Lafond's Towing & Recovery Ltd.
People's Choice Award:
La Vie en Couleur & Décor
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Goulard Lumber 1971 Ltd.
One of West Nipissing's premier caterer's, featuring chef Nick Tsiogas, and his team from Blue Mandolin Catering, provided a five star four course meal. As well, all of the attendees were entered in a draw for $1,000 West Nipissing Dollars draw that can be spent at any of the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce Members Businesses. Additionally, the evening's entertainment was provided by local musicians "Icy Redd"; Richard Lafond, wife Annette Lafond, Mario Arcand and crew, as well as, DJ and lighting services from Dan Belanger - DBSL pro sound and lighting.
All of the businesses nominated in the eight award categories were recognized at the event for their entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to serving our community. "
The award celebration is to honor and thank those who exemplify good business ethics in our community; so thank you! The West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce believes you are all winners tonight!"
said Marian Bergeron, Chairperson of the Business Awards Committee.
The West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of our sponsors, The Tribune, Les Caisses Populaires de Nipissing Ouest, , Thistle Marketing, Collins Barrow, The National Bank, Moose FM Radio 99.3, Le Loup 97.1 & Le Voyageur, Economic Partners Sudbury East West Nipissing, the Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound, The Labour Market Group, Nipissing First Nation, Pharmacie Aubin Pharmacy, Giant
Tiger, The Municipality of West Nipissing, Rivet Insurance, Mr. Sub, JYF Promotions, La Vie en Couleur & Décor, Lafond's Towing and Recovery Ltd, Comfort Inn, MJD Place, Canadian Tire, Royal Bank of Canada, and Mac's Office Supplies.
In addition to thanking our sponsors, the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank Blue Mandolin Catering for a phenomenal meal, DBSL Pro Sound and Lighting and Icy Redd Entertainment for an incredible show, Wishingstar Occasions for doing an amazing job decorating the Marcel Noël Hall, La Vie en Couleur & Décor for the beautiful center pieces, Daniel Aubin Photography for his professional services, our panel of judges, Anne Brûlé, Paul Daigle and Stacie Fiddler, and the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Most importantly, thank you to our local business community for supporting this event.
Marian Bergeron - Business Awards Committee Chair
West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 705-753-5672 Fax: 705-580-5672
200 Main Street, Unit B, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario P2B 1P2