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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

GNCC Announces Recipients of 18th Annual Niagara Business Achievement Awards

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the 18th Annual Niagara Business Achievement Awards, presented by RBC.

The recipients in 2022 are:

Young Professional Award (sponsored by Bell)
Arienne Good

Outstanding New Business (sponsored by Niagara College)
Captains Cabin Café Inc.

Excellence in Business: up to 25 Employees
Hero Dog Treats

Excellence in Business: 26 Employees or More (sponsored by MNP)
PBI – Printing by Innovation Inc.

Excellence in Business: Not-for-Profit (sponsored by Fedcap Canada)
Community Crew

Technology and Innovation Award (sponsored by Innovate Niagara)
Dine Niagara

Excellence in Manufacturing (sponsored by Brock University’s Professional and Continuing Studies)
General Motors St. Catharines

Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality
Niagara West Tourism Association

Excellence in Agribusiness, Farming and Rural Achievement (sponsored by Niagara Peninsula Energy)
Sunrise Greenhouses

Environmental Leadership Award (sponsored by Walker)
Bench Brewing Company Inc.

Business of the Year (sponsored by RBC)
CAA Niagara


Bestowed Awards:

Community Leadership (sponsored by Niagara Region Economic Development):Caroline Mann. This award recognizes an individual or individuals whose leadership has made a significant impact in the community.

Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Meridian Credit Union): Bill Schenck, Schenck Farms & Greenhouses. This award celebrates a Niagara entrepreneur whose work has been impactful or exceptionally significant in the region.

Innovative Leader Award (sponsored by CAA Niagara): Keith Simmonds, Great Wolf Lodge. This award celebrates prominent business leaders who show exemplary dedication to their community through volunteer efforts.

Builder of the Year: Merit Contractors Niagara. This award is presented to a company that has had an historically significant impact on the economic prosperity of the community.

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Niagara, the largest business organization in the region and the second-largest Chamber of Commerce in Ontario, with 1,500 members representing 50,000 employees. More information on the GNCC is available at

Mishka Balsom, CEO, GNCC or 905-684-2361

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