Cambridge Chamber of Commerce


Cambridge Chamber recognizing successes at Business Achievement Awards  


The extraordinary accomplishments of our business community following a tough year will be recognized at the Cambridge of Chamber’s annual Business Achievement Awards.  


The event will be held virtually on Thursday, May 27, which marks the first time the awards will be presented in spring. 


“It’s been an incredible year for many businesses, and we hope recognizing their efforts in spring will not only boost their morale but show them how much we have appreciated their commitment to our community,” says Cambridge Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Greg Durocher. 


The Chamber’s adjudicating committee will meet in April to review more than 60 nominations to select the recipients in nine categories, as well selecting the winner of the prestigious Chair’s Award from among those nominees.  


Selecting the winners in any of the categories is a task Durocher says is never easy.  


“Even in a normal year it can be very difficult, but this past year so many businesses have pivoted and accomplished great things to meet the challenges of this pandemic head-on it’s going to be hard to choose,” he says. 


The Business Achievement Awards is the Chamber’s premier event and has honoured the contributions and achievements of business leaders since 2000. 


“The awards are a great way to recognize the amazing efforts of our business community and leaders that makes our region a great place to live and work,” says Durocher. 


The winners will be selected to recognize the achievements of organizations and entrepreneurs who have made outstanding contributions in the past year. 


This year's Final Nominees are::


Business of the Year  1 - 10 Employees


ACCKWA The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area 

Brick and Mortar General Store Eatery & Provisions 

CamoIT Solutions  

Fabrik Architects Inc. 

Rio Nectar 

Romin Optical 

Sandra Sousa (SS) Bookkeeping & Taxes 

SK Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic 

Speakeasy Cannabis Co. Cambridge 

Urban Jungle Plant and Flower Boutique 

Willibald Farm Distillery & Brewery 

Business of the Year  11 - 49 Employees

Blackbridge Harley-Davidson 

Dumfries Mutual Insurance Company 

Four Fathers Brewing Company 

Reid Chocolates Candy & Nut Shop 

Seasons Retirement Community Cambridge 

Business Of The Year – 50 Employees & Over

Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre 

Dieter's Metal Fabricating Ltd. 

Eclipse Automation Inc. 

Gerdau Long Steel North America - Cambridge Mill 

Lone Wolf Technologies 

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union  



Outstanding Workplace - Employer
of the Year

Blackbridge Harley-Davidson 

CamoIT Solutions  

Rio Nectar 

Romin Optical 

Sandra Sousa (SS) Bookkeeping & Taxes 

New Venture of the Year

CamoIT Solutions  

Rio Nectar 

Seasons Retirement Community Cambridge 

SM Marketing & Management 

The Cleaning Co. 

Spirit of Cambridge Award

Cambridge Farm and Forest School 

CamoIT Solutions  

Cedar Signs Inc. 

Eclipse Automation Inc. 

Energy+ Inc. 

Farm Mutual Re 

Foodland Ayr 

Oakridge Acres Country Meat Store 

Rio Nectar 



Marketing Excellence Awards

Blackbridge Harley-Davidson 

Red Wind Studio 

Rio Nectar 

SM Marketing & Management 

Young Entrepreneur Award

Alexandra Zaharia, Jolie Bras & Lingerie 

Angela Englander, Ways to Wellbeing Psychotherapy 

Chelsey Linton, Diamond Cut Hair Salon 

Craig Amo, CamoIT Solutions  

Jerome Reid, Daily Fitness Jr. 

Nicole Ranton, NJR Beaute Studio  

Shane Gray, Rio Nectar Customer Service Award

Angela Milosevic, Mortgage Alliance 

Becky Smith, Cambridge Pool Supplies Inc. 

Chelsey Linton, Diamond Cut Hair Salon 

Donna Death, Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre 

Dr. Sharon Bal, Coronation Family Physicians  

Eva Vlasov, Argus Residence for Young People 

Melanie Friesen, Dominion Lending Centres – Valko Financial Ltd. 

Missy (Melissa) Thompson, Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge-Waterloo 

Ray & Julie Barlow, Swifty Print Ltd.  

Robyn Veber, Robyn Veber – RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc., Brokerage  

Sandra Sousa, Sandra Sousa (SS) Bookkeeping & Taxes 

Taylor Candela, Cambridge Physiotherapy & Rehab Center