The 2017 Nova Business Awards finalists have been announced.

The Timmins Chamber of Commerce has narrowed down the 130 business nominations to 45 finalists in 15 categories. The chamber say the awards are a great way to recognize all that local businesses do for the community.

Alain Lefebvre with Great White North Technology Consulting says becoming a finalist for best place to work is a great honour.

John Cayen with the Working Class says a lot of hard work has been put in to be nominated for a new business award.

The Nova Awards night will take place on May 11th at the McIntyre Arena.

Here is a list of finalists:

BMT Insurance & Financial Services Business Contribution to the Community Award (1-5 Employees)

BioPed Footcare

Near North Video Productions

Tree Bandit

  The Venture Centre Business Contribution to Community Award (6-10 Employees)
Albert’s Sports & Work Wear Ltd.Bermuda TanNorthern Windows & Doors
NorthernTel Business Contribution to Community Award (11+ Employees)

Fountain Tire

St. Mary’s Gardens

Vets Taxi & Dispatch Service Inc.


  FNETB Best Place to Work Award

Family Eye Care

Gosselin Law Firm Professional Corporation

Great White North Technology Consulting Inc.

Collège Boréal Young Professional Award (Under 40)

Natisha McLeod, Beautiful Noise

Katelyn Malo, Black Spruce Gallery & Framing

Dr. Michael Popovic, Timmins Chiropractic Clinic

  RBC Marketing Award

Bella Esthetics & Spa

O’Reilly Sports

Radical Gardens

PIC Productivity, Innovation & Diversification Award

Handy Hydrant


PAIB Insurance Inc.

  Northern College Service Excellence Award

Chic Baby & Kids

Hampton Inn by Hilton Timmins




Caisse Populaire de Timmins New Business Award (Under 2 years)

Get Ribbed Smokehouse & BBQ Pit

The Working Class

Z Timmins Inc.

  TD Bank Group Business of the Year Award

(1-5 Employees)

Quantum Realty Services Ltd.

Timmins Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Academy

Workforce North


Scotiabank Business of the Year Award

(6-10 Employees)

Emergency Response & Support Services

Rainville Health

Timmins Flower Shop Inc.

  Kidd Operations Business of the Year Award (11+ Employees)

Attawapiskat Enterprises

DJB Mining Products & Services Ltd.

The Bucket Shop


De Beers Canada Indigenous Partnership Award

Cree Quest

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

NORCAT and Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group

  City of Timmins Non-Profit Organization


Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins

Northern College

Timmins Festivals and Events Committee

OPG Lifetime Business Achievement Award

John’s Neon Signs Ltd.

Mascioli Construction Co. Ltd.

Timmins Garage Inc.

  President’s Award

To be announced at the Nova Awards on May 11