2013 Business Award Winners!

Awards presented at the 2014 Kenora & District Chamber of Commerce
AGM & Business Awards Banquet
Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Borrelli’s on the Harbourfront
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.

Roots & Rights Media
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

Good Things Inc.
NEW BUSINESS UNDER 2 YEARS
Sponsored by Scotiabank
This award is presented to a company or individual who has been in business for less.

Lake of the Woods Brewing Company
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.

901 Westside
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.

Kenora Home Hardware 
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.

Golden Eagle Bingo
ABORIGINAL BUSINESS 
Sponsored by Kakina Economic Development Corp.
This awards recognizes an outstanding Aboriginal business for their success, exemplifying business leadership and the delivery of high-quality products and services.  The recipient must also demonstrate a strong, long-term commitment to the community, particularly in supporting indigenous employment.

Jillian Puls & Meagan Pearson  (Radical Nails)
YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR
Sponsored by Canadian Tire
This awards recognizes an outstanding youth entrepreneur. (30 years of age and under)
Laura Moore – Image One Designs  

Chad Gropp  (Gropp’s Country Catering)
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR / OWNER / MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP
An award will be presented to an outstanding business owner or manager, who in the last 12 months has developed their business to meet changing community and consumer demands.  They will have provided a high level of business service, respectful treatment of employees as well as customers/clients and is actively involved in the community.

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