2017 AGM & Business Awards Banquet

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Kenora and District Chamber of Commerce
Annual General Meeting and Business Awards Banquet

View photos from the 2017 Annual General Meeting and Business Awards Banquet!

Sponsored by:
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Seven Generations Education Institute Manidoo Baawaatig

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Performer Sponsored by:
kenorahydro

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We are very excited to announce as our Performer:
Chris Funk, The Wonderist!

Witness the dynamic and engaging magic show that has entertained and amazed audiences across the country!

“Redefining Wonder” is an engaging and visceral multimedia experience that will have audiences talking for years to come. The live-feed camera and interactive videos bring audiences up onstage and into the action, delivering a show that everyone can call his or her own.

Wonder can’t simply be defined with words; it’s a feeling that one defines in his or her own special way. Chris Funk has designed a show that truly encourages audience members to discover wonder while laughing all along the way.

“Redefining Wonder” includes borrowed objects, which disappear and re-appear in unusual places; a violin concerto playing as cards mysteriously float out of their deck; visual effects you’d only find in cartoons; and of course, mysteries for the mind that will keep guests scratching their heads and wanting more. Plus, every performance features Chris Funk’s signature Prediction, which ends off each show in a true mind-blowing fashion. Laugh and “ooh” and “ahh” along with Chris as he blends his own unique style of witty humour and illusion into a show that Penn & Teller dubbed “Irresistible”. “The Cure For The Common Event!”

ABOUT CHRIS FUNK

Chris Funk has spent the last 15 of his 23 years in magic travelling across Canada and the United States performing a style of magic that can only be defined as “refreshingly different.” Chris has truly mastered the integral elements of each performance and really engages and connects with every audience, while creating standout moments time and time again. Chris has been performing onstage since the age of 7, first as a musician, and now as a brilliant and witty performer known as “The Wonderist.” He combines Intuition, Influence, and Illusion with side-splitting comedy to create moments that baffle and amuse. Chris is also an improv master, allowing him to take advantage of the moments that make every show different from the last.

Chris Funk was selected over 250 magicians who auditioned in Los Angeles, to appear on the pilot of Wizard Wars. He was also selected to return and appear on the season premiere of Wizard Wars which aired in 2014. Executive producers of Fool Us hand-picked Chris to perform on Fool Us and they were blow away by Chris’s signature routine including a violin. Chris’s unique style makes him continuously sought after by Production companies and Fortune 500 companies across North America.

Chris brings the same level of excellence to every event that has gained him repeat performances for companies across the country. Chris Funk has performed well over a thousand events across North America. From various corporate events to private parties and black tie events.

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
Businesses were nominated in the following Business Award Categories:

BUSINESS AWARD CATEGORIES:

BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT
Sponsored by MNP LLP

INNOVATIVE SMALL BUSINESS
Sponsored by Weyerhaeuser

NEW BUSINESS (UNDER 2 YEARS)
Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

TOURISM / HOSPITALITY
Sponsored by Kenora Hospitality Alliance

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE (STAFF UP TO 10)
Sponsored by Copperfin Credit Union

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE (STAFF OVER 10)
Sponsored by the City of Kenora

ABORIGINAL BUSINESS
Sponsored by Seven Generations Education Institute Manidoo Baawaatig

YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR
Sponsored by Canadian Tire

ENTREPRENEUR / BUSINESS OWNER / MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP

INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER EXCELLENCE   * NEW AWARD CATEGORY*
Sponsored by Kenora Association for Community Living

Click here to view the 2016 Business Award Winners!

Click here to view the 2017 Board of Directors!

Click here to view the 2016 Business Award Nominees!

Click here to view Q&A’s with the 2015 Business Award Winners!

award-sponsorsWine Sponsored by Days Inn Kenora