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 (Greater Sudbury, May 14, 2015) Ten of Sudbury’s outstanding entrepreneurs and businesses were recognized yesterday evening at the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Bell Business Excellence Awards gala held at the Caruso Club.

A crowd of 300 colleagues and friends attended the ceremony to recognize and celebrate these award recipients.

“Although from different sectors, this year’s award recipients have common elements that define their success. They are visionary leaders and organizations that inspire, they embody a mindset of excellence and service and promote a workplace culture committed to innovation,” says Geoff Jeffery, Chair of the Board, Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce.

“The business community is really the backbone of Sudbury’s economy. By celebrating their success we are also recognizing their contributions to jobs, growth and community development in our city,” adds Jeffery.


Back: Shawn Mailloux, Abhay Bhargava, Robert Boucher, Jean Marc Spencer, Rob Tkachuk, Jason Moran, Wayne Ablitt Front: Jodie Gibson, Lisa Jones, Stephanie Piche, Lisa Lounsbury, Daniele Gervais, John Moran


The 2015 BEA award recipients:

  • Chair’s Award – Moran Mining & Tunnelling Ltd (Sponsored by Greater Sudbury Development Corporation)
  • Company of the Year – Desjardins Caisse Populaire des Voyageurs (Sponsored by Northern Ontario Business/Northern Life)
  • Service Excellence – TownePlace Suites by Marriott(Sponsored by Scotiabank)
  • New Venture – Adoro Olive Oils & Vinegars (Sponsored by TD Canada Trust)
  • Business Start Up –Stack Brewing (Sponsored by Laurentian University)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year –Canadian Tire – Hanmer (Sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada)
  • Small Enterprise –New Day Wellness (Sponsored by Regional Business Centre)
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year –Optimum Health Center(Sponsored by BMO Bank of Montreal)
  • Innovation –Jannatec Technologies Inc (Sponsored by Cambrian College/ NORCAT)
  • Hospitality – Legacy Events Inc (Sponsored by Northern Credit Union)

This awards celebration was also sponsored by: B & D Manufacturing; Business Development Bank of Canada; BESTECH; Desjardins Business Centre; KGHM International Ltd; OLG; Vale Canada Ltd; Filion Photography, Fleurs Magiques Flowers; Porter Airlines Inc. and Journal Printing.

These awards are sponsored by Bell and pay tribute to those hard working entrepreneurs and businesses whose achievements and contributions to the community distinguish them from their peers.  They are positive role models who have shown the desire to improve the community.  This year, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce received over 70 nominations for local businesses around Greater Sudbury.
For more information, please contact:

Joyce Mankarios

Policy and Communication Manager
705-673-7133 ext. 224