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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

GNCC Announces Finalists and Bestowed Award Recipients for 15th Annual Niagara Business Achievement Awards

(Niagara) June 4, 2018 – The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s finalists for the 15th Annual Niagara Business Achievement Awards, presented by Meridian Credit Union.

Young Professional Award
Sponsored by Bell

  • Erika Navarro (Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority)
  • Krystal Riddell (Essentials Cremation & Burial Services Inc.)
  • Mark Melloni (Urge to Purge Inc.)

Technology & Innovation Award
Sponsored by Innovate Niagara

  • Caddle
  • Niagara Wireless Internet Company (NWIC)
  • WeeStreem
  • CloudChoice Inc.

Environmental Leadership Award
Sponsored by Alectra Utilities

  • Future Waste Recycling Inc.
  • Skyline Living
  • Smart Recycle Consulting
  • Thorold Auto Parts & Recyclers

Excellence in Tourism Award
Sponsored by Niagara Workforce Planning Board

  • Vino Velo Bicycle Tours
  • Niagara Bound Tours
  • Adventure Rooms Canada
  • Greg Frewin Theatre

Excellence in Business: Up to 10 Employees

  • The UPS Store 192
  • Greatness Magnified
  • Focus Management
  • Raimondo + Associates Architects Inc.

Excellence in Business: 11—50 employees
Sponsored by Canopy Growth Corp.

  • 13th Street Winery
  • Millers Auto Recycling Ltd.
  • G.T.G. Engineering Canada Inc.

Excellence in Business: 51 employees or more
Sponsored by Performance Auto Group

  • Bethesda Community Services Inc.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • SIMergy Pharmacy Network

Excellence in Manufacturing
Sponsored by Niagara Region

  • Foamcore Mouldings Inc.
  • Studio Vine Glass Ltd.
  • Marlig Industries Inc.

Outstanding New Business Award
Sponsored by Niagara College Canada

  • Bolete
  • Niagara River Lions
  • Harmony Yoga & Music Studio

Excellence in Agribusiness, Farming and Rural Achievements
Sponsored by Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc.

  • Tweed Farms Inc.
  • Neob Lavender
  • Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery

Business of the Year
Sponsored by Meridian Credit Union

  • Colliers International Niagara Ltd.
  • Big Red Market

Karl Kaiser, Inniskillin Winery, will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Walker Industries. This award is presented to a businessperson who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to business success and community leadership.

Alastair Davis, Habitat for Humanity, has been named as Builder of the Year, sponsored by Niagara Casino’s. This award is presented to a company that has had a historically significant impact on the economic prosperity of the community.

Carol Purcer, Rowing Canada, is the Volunteer Business Person of the Year sponsored by Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP. This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to helping build a stronger, more prosperous and vibrant community.

Doug Hamilton, Canada Games, will receive the Community Leadership Award, sponsored by Henley Honda. This award recognizes an individual whose leadership has made a significant impact in the community.

“We are continually amazed at the entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and drive of Niagara’s business community,” said Mishka Balsom, President & CEO of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. “It is a privilege to represent them as a Chamber of Commerce, and a pleasure to recognize their achievements.”

Further information – The Niagara Business Achievements Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre. Visit to register and learn more about the event. For questions and more information, please email or call 905-684-2361.

About the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is the champion for the Niagara business community. With over 1,600 members representing more than 50,000 employees, it is the largest business organization in Niagara and the third largest Chamber in Ontario. The Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada has recognized the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce with its highest level of distinction.

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For more information, contact:
Mishka Balsom
President & CEO, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
905-684-2361 ext. 227 or

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