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GREATER SUDBURY, May 26, 2022 – The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce honoured ten of Greater Sudbury’s outstanding entrepreneurs and businesses on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at its 25th annual Bell Business Excellence Awards gala. The business community came together in a sold-out crowd of about 400 to celebrate the award finalists and recipients. 

For the past 25 years, the chamber has hosted its Bell Business Excellence Awards as an opportunity to not only acknowledge the contributions of area business owners but also learn from them and about them. From young entrepreneurs operating out of their homes to established owners of international companies, the Bell Business Excellence Awards are a celebratory evening that shine a spotlight on the people who form the backbone of our community and the family, friends, and experiences that keep them going.

“For 25 years, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce has honoured the achievements and tenacity of our business community through the Bell Business Excellence Awards,” said Neil Milner, chair, Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. “Every award winner deserves the recognition for their hard work, and we look forward to being able to continue shining a spotlight on their success.”

The chamber received 146 nominations for its ten award categories this year. The award winners for the 2022 Bell Business Excellence Awards are:

Business Start-Up, sponsored by CN: Black Labb

Best Place to Work, sponsored by Collège Boréal: Wat Supplies

Service Excellence, sponsored by Technica Mining: Kuppajo Espresso Bar Inc.

Non-Profit/Charity Excellence, sponsored by TD Bank: NISA/ Northern Initiative for Social Action

Small Enterprise, sponsored by Regional Business Centre: A10 Fabrication

Innovation, sponsored by Cambrian College: IRegained Inc.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Greater Sudbury Plumbing and HVAC: Amanda Thirkill, Amanda Thirkill Photography

Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by RBC Royal Bank: Kyle Marcus, The Alibi Room

Company of the Year, sponsored by MNP LLP: Orix Geoscience Inc.

Executive of the Year, sponsored by the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and the City of Greater Sudbury: Chris Laking, Laking Group of Companies

The chamber gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors for making the event possible. The 25th Annual Bell Business Excellence Awards are sponsored by:

Title Sponsor: Bell Canada

Gold Sponsor: Stingray – The Hot 93.5and Rewind 103.9

25th Anniversary Sponsor: Desjardins

Award Sponsors:

  • Cambrian College
  • Collège Boréal
  • CN
  • Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and City of Greater Sudbury
  • Greater Sudbury Plumbing and Heating
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • The Regional Business Centre
  • Technica Mining
  • TD Bank

Silver Sponsor:

  • OLG

Wine Sponsor:

  • Plan A Healthcare Staffing Solutions

Bronze Sponsor:

  • Agilis Networks
  • Baker Tilly SNT LLP

Champagne Sponsor:

  • Spectrum Telecom Group

Valued Production Partner:

  • Petryna Advertising

For more information, please contact:

Gurkirat Bal

Advocacy and Communications Coordinator

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

705-673-7133 ext. 210



The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce represents 700 businesses employing in excess of 27,000 employees and works to influence municipal, provincial and federal legislation affecting the business community.