Business, community leaders recognized during Chamber awards banquet

February 28, 2014

Chamber of Commerce Awards

A group of business and civic leaders were recognized for their outstanding community contributions during the annual Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards and Citizen of the Year Banquet.

Established in 1988, the event recognizes achievements by local businesses and individuals in the fields of commerce, community work and innovation.

“The winners are truly reflective of the wonderful people and businesses that we have operating in our great city,” said Lezlie Strasser, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “Everyone is so compassionate and caring with each other. We hear it all the time from newcomers that come to our community. There’s a different feel to our city. They feel welcomed and they feel a part of it very quickly.”

Recipients of this year’s awards included:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year – Vitalglow Medical Aesthetics
  • Economic Impact Award – Olymel
  • Small Business of the Year – Truffles Burger Bar and Table 21
  • Business of the Year – Atelka
  • Above and Beyond Award – Cornwall Medical Recruitment Initiative
  • Breakthrough Award – St. Lawrence College, The Difference We Make Campaign
  • Lifetime Business Achievement Award – Rick Eamon
  • Citizen of the Year – Denise Samson

About the Business Excellence Awards and Citizen of the Year Banquet
The Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards is a distinguished Cornwall tradition established in 1988. The Awards recognize outstanding achievements by Cornwall area businesses and individuals in the fields of commerce, community work and innovation. The awards ceremony, coupled with the presentation of the coveted Citizen of Year Award, is one of Cornwall’s most prestigious annual affairs.


 

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