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
Kori Ferrigan, owner
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
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
FNETB Best Place to Work Award
Sponsored by the Far Northeast Training Board
Great White North Technology Consulting Inc.
Paul Brunet, CEO
Collège Boréal Young Professional Award (Under 40)
Sponsored by Collège Boréal
Johny and Justin Bonney,
Timmins Wake Park
RBC Marketing Award
Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
Holy Cow Indian Cuisine
Terry McGaghran, owner
National Bank Innovation Award
Sponsored by National Bank
EACOM Timber Corporation
Marc Fleury, mill manager
Northern College Service Excellence Award
Sponsored by Northern College
Miron-Wilson Funeral Home
Michael Wilson, president and managing funeral director
Caisse populaire Alliance New Business Award (Under 2 Years)
Sponsored by Caisse populaire Alliance
Guy Graine, Canadian operations manager
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
Scotiabank Business of the Year Award (6-10 Employees)
Sponsored by Scotiabank
Brianna Humphrey and Steve McIntosh, co-owners
Kidd Operations Business of the Year Award (11+ Employees)
Sponsored by Kidd Operations
JTR & Custom Works Inc.
Joelle Charbonneau, operations manager
De Beers Canada Indigenous Partnership Award
Sponsored by De Beers Canada
Ken Stewart, manager, training and development
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
OPG Lifetime Business Achievement Award
Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation
GORF Manufacturing/Contracting Inc.
Mark Norkum, president and CEO
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