More than 700 people gathered to celebrate everything business tonight at the McIntyre Arena.

The Timmins Chamber of Commerce hosted its 16th business excellence awards tonight with the theme “Business Takes the Stage”. The chamber says the theme is supposed to make everyone feel like a rock star. This year had a record breaking 160 nominations for 15 awards.

Winner of the Non-Profit Organization Award Jennifer Vachon with the Anti-Hunger Coalition says it is an amazing feeling to be a finalist, let alone a winner.

Winners of the President’s Award Full Beard Brewing says the Timmins community is the best. Founder and Co-Owner Jonathan St-Pierre says with the micro brewery being under two years old, its an honour to even be nominated for one of the category awards, but to win the President’s Award is amazing.

Chamber President Jamie Clarke says all of the winners, finalists and business in Timmins help make the community a better place work, play and live.

Here is a full list of this year’s winners:

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

BMT Insurance & Financial Services

The Sandbox

Kori Ferrigan, owner

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

The Venture Centre Business Contribution to the Community Award (6-10 Employees)
Sponsored by The Venture Centre

Vets Taxi & Dispatch Services Inc.
Rick Lafleur, president

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

NorthernTel Business Contribution to the Community Award (11+ Employees)
Sponsored by NorthernTel

Discover Fitness with Kate Durst Inc. /Crossfit Timmins

Kate Durst, owner, and Lisa Tremblay,
manager of operations and personnel

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

FNETB Best Place to Work Award
Sponsored by the Far Northeast Training Board

Great White North Technology Consulting Inc.

Paul Brunet, CEO

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

Collège Boréal Young Professional Award (Under 40)
Sponsored by Collège Boréal

Johny and Justin Bonney,
Timmins Wake Park

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

RBC Marketing Award
Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

Holy Cow Indian Cuisine
Terry McGaghran, owner

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

National Bank Innovation Award
Sponsored by National Bank

EACOM Timber Corporation
Marc Fleury, mill manager

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

Northern College Service Excellence Award
Sponsored by Northern College

Miron-Wilson Funeral Home
Michael Wilson, president and managing funeral director

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

Caisse populaire Alliance New Business Award (Under 2 Years)
Sponsored by Caisse populaire Alliance

INEOS Calabrian

Guy Graine, Canadian operations manager

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

TD Bank Group Business of the Year Award (1-5 Employees)
Sponsored by TD Bank Group

Restore Physiotherapy Timmins
Scott Alexander and Patricia Ferrari, co-owners

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

Scotiabank Business of the Year Award (6-10 Employees)
Sponsored by Scotiabank

Radical Gardens

Brianna Humphrey and Steve McIntosh, co-owners

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

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

JTR & Custom Works Inc.
Joelle Charbonneau, operations manager

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

De Beers Canada Indigenous Partnership Award

Sponsored by De Beers Canada

NORCAT

Ken Stewart, manager, training and development

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

City of Timmins Non-Profit Organization Award
Sponsored by the City of Timmins

Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins
Jennifer Vachon, executive director, and Eleanor Baccega, chair

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

OPG Lifetime Business Achievement Award
Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation

GORF Manufacturing/Contracting Inc.
Mark Norkum, president and CEO

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM

President’s Award

Sponsored by the Timmins Chamber of Commerce

Full Beard Brewing Co.

Jonathan St-Pierre, founder and co-owner, and Benjie Potvin, brewery general manager and co-owner

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read – Moose FM