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Sudbury, ON – The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce honoured ten of Greater Sudbury’s outstanding entrepreneurs and businesses on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at its 26th annual Business Excellence Awards, presented by Bell, gala. The business community came together in a sold-out crowd of over 440 to celebrate the award finalists and recipients. 

For the past 26 years, the chamber has hosted its Business Excellence Awards as an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of area business owners, and learn from them – and about them. From young entrepreneurs operating out of their home to established owners of international companies, the Business Excellence Awards are a celebratory evening that shines a spotlight on the people who form the backbone of our community and the family, friends, and experiences that keep them going.

The chamber received 142 nominations for its 10 award categories this year. The award winners for the 2023 Business Excellence Awards are:

Business Start-Up, sponsored by CN:


Best Place to Work, sponsored by Collège Boréal:


Service Excellence, sponsored by Technica Mining:

DeafBlind Ontario Services

Non-Profit/Charity Excellence, sponsored by TD Bank:

Foundations at Health Sciences North (HSN Foundation, NEO Kids Foundation, Northern Cancer Foundation)

Small Enterprise, sponsored by Regional Business Centre:

Raven Rising Enterprises Ltd

Innovation, sponsored by Cambrian College:

NSS Canada

Young Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Greater Sudbury Plumbing and Heating:

Tiffany Yahaya – Yes Buddy Cleaning Services

Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by RBC Royal Bank of Canada:

Nicole Blais – Goshenite Seniors Services Incorporated

Company of the Year, sponsored by Baker Tilly SNT:

Northern Ontario Film Studio

Executive of the Year, sponsored by the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and the City of Greater Sudbury:

Robert Brouillette – City Welding & Y International Recruiting + Immigration Services Inc.

The chamber gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors for making the event possible. The 26th Annual Business Excellence Awards are sponsored by:

Title Sponsor: Bell

Award Sponsors:

  • Baker Tilly SNT
  • Cambrian College
  • Canadian National Railway
  • City of Greater Sudbury and Greater Sudbury Development Corporation
  • Regional Business Centre
  • Collège Boréal
  • Greater Sudbury Plumbing and Heating
  • RBC Royal Bank of Canada
  • Technica Mining
  • TD Bank

Promotional Sponsors:

  • Caisse Desjardins Ontario Credit Union
  • OLG
  • Plan A Powered by StaffStat
  • Spectrum Telecom Group Inc.

Supporting Sponsors:

  • A10 Fabrication
  • Barrydowne Paint
  • Cambrian Ford Sales Inc
  • Kuppajo Espresso Bar
  • Maestro Digital Mine
  • Orix Geoscience Inc
  • Unmanned Aerial Services
  • Wolfpack Protective Services Inc.

Media Sponsors:

  • CTV Northern Ontario

In-Kind Sponsor:

  • Incapture Media Creator
  • The Social Soulpreneur
  • Westmount Photography
  • Xcaliber Trophies