Kenora and District Chamber of Commerce
Annual General Meeting and Business Awards Banquet
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Seven Generations Education Institute Manidoo Baawaatig
We are very excited to announce as our Entertainment: Matt Falk, Comedian!
Matt Falk Biography:
Matt Falk was called “Effortlessly Funny” by the CBC. He’s performed at Just For Laughs, The Hal!fax Comedy Festival and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
His debut album; Apple Pie & Scars is currently being played on Sirius XM and was named one of the Top 10 Comedy Albums the year of its release. Both of his comedy albums reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts.
He’s worked with Rob Schneider, Gilbert Gottfried, Dave Coulier, and many more. Matt is one of the writers and stars of RocKids TV and the writer of over a dozen shows including the record breaking dinner theatre play; ‘The Big BOOM Theory’.
His clean stand-up comedy act has gained him many accolades including placing 2nd in The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas.
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
Businesses were nominated in the following Business Award Categories:
Sponsored by MNP LLP
This award honours a business who has recently taken steps to improve their company’s image in some way.
INNOVATIVE SMALL BUSINESS
Sponsored by Weyerhaeuser
This award recognizes a business who has introduced a ground breaking, original or environmental product or service that sets the company apart from others, or has demonstrated advanced or new use of technology or environmental responsibility.
NEW BUSINESS (UNDER 2 YEARS)
Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
This award is presented to a company or individual who has been in business for less than two (2) years and demonstrates creativity in the spirit of business development.
TOURISM / HOSPITALITY
Sponsored by Kenora Hospitality Alliance
The recipient of this award would demonstrate their customer service, innovation and positive participation in our community encompassing quality business relations, economic development and business growth.
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE (STAFF UP TO 10)
Sponsored by Copperfin Credit Union
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE (STAFF OVER 10)
Sponsored by the City of Kenora
These two awards will each recognize a local business, its management and staff, for successfully demonstrating quality customer service. They will each be an organization that is appreciated for its helpful and efficient service, dedicated to customer satisfaction and willing to go the extra mile.
Sponsored by Seven Generations Education Institute Manidoo Baawaatig
This award 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.
Sponsored by Canadian Tire
This award recognizes outstanding youth entrepreneurs (30 years of age and under).
ENTREPRENEUR / BUSINESS 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 or clients and is actively involved in the community.
INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER EXCELLENCE
Sponsored by Kenora Association for Community Living
This award recognizes an inclusive employer who takes action to remove barriers and improve the working experience and engagement of employees with disabilities. They recognize the strengths and talents of individuals and enable employees with disabilities to reach their full potential. They value and respect the contribution of all employees, challenge disability inequality and foster an inclusive working environment.
Wine Sponsored by Days Inn Kenora