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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

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

(Niagara) June 13, 2018 – The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s winners for the 15th Annual Niagara Business Achievement Awards, presented by Meridian Credit Union.

Young Professional Award
Sponsored by Bell

Krystal Riddell (Essentials Cremation & Burial Services Inc.)

Technology & Innovation Award
Sponsored by Innovate Niagara


Environmental Leadership Award
Sponsored by Alectra Utilities

Thorold Auto Parts & Recyclers

Excellence in Tourism Award
Sponsored by Niagara Workforce Planning Board

Greg Frewin Theatre

Excellence in Business:
Up to 10 Employees

Raimondo & Associates Architects Inc.

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

13th Street Winery

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

SimErgy Pharmacy Network

Excellence in Manufacturing
Sponsored by Niagara Region

Foamcore Mouldings Inc.

Outstanding New Business Award
Sponsored by Niagara College Canada

Niagara River Lions

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

Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery

Business of the Year
Sponsored by Meridian Credit Union

Colliers International Niagara Ltd.

Karl Kaiser, Inniskillin Winery, was 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.

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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