2012 Business Award Winners

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Image One Designs  BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT – Sponsored by MNP, LLB
This award honours a business who has recently taken steps to improve their company’s image in some way.

Bareheart Boutique 
INNOVATIVE SMALL BUSINESS
– Sponsored by Weyerhaeuser
This award recognizes a business who has introduced a ground breaking or original product or service that sets the company apart from others, or has demonstrated

The Bijou Restaurant 
NEW BUSINESS UNDER 2 YEARS
– Sponsored by Scotiabank
This award is presented to a company or individual who has been in business for less.

Ristorante Pizzeria Italia
TOURISM / HOSPITALITY
– Sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada
The recipient of this award has demonstrated their customer service, innovation and positive participation in our community encompassing quality business relations, economic development and business growth.

Bruce Anderson Carpentry 
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE – STAFF UP TO 10
– Sponsored by Copperfin Credit Union
This award recognizes a local business, its management and staff, for successfully demonstrating quality customer service. They are an organization that is appreciated for its helpful and efficient service, dedicated to customer satisfaction and willing to go the extra mile.

Royal Bank of Canada 
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE – STAFF OVER 10
– Sponsored by City of Kenora
This award recognizes a local business, its management and staff, for successfully demonstrating quality customer service. They are an organization that is appreciated for its helpful and efficient service, dedicated to customer satisfaction and willing to go the extra mile.

Hailey Yanchishyn 
YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR
– Sponsored by Canadian Tire
This awards recognizes an outstanding youth entrepreneur. (30 years of age and under)

Laura Moore – Image One Designs  
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR / OWNER / MANAGER OF THE YEAR
– Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP
This award honours a business owner/manager who excels in the following areas: fair wages, ethical treatment, equal benefits, good work/family balance practices and respectful treatment of employees.

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