Congratulation to all of the Business Excellence Awards Winners!
The outstanding achievements of the local business community was recognized Thursday night (Sept. 24) at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards 2019-2020.
Taking the COVID-19 crisis into consideration, the event was held virtually using the city’s newest events space Tapestry Hall as a colourful backdrop to provide our Members and guests with a safe and interactive way to celebrate the exemplary work of local businesses from the comfort of their homes and offices.
“This has been an extraordinary and tough year for local businesses, and we wanted to ensure these business leaders receive the recognition they deserve,” said Cambridge Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Greg Durocher. “The calibre of our business community talent is something we should all be very proud of and celebrate, especially during our current health and economic crisis.”
He said the virtual experience is just one example of how local businesses continue to adapt in order to keep doing business during this unprecedented situation.
“The ingenuity of our business community continues to astound me as we all battle this pandemic,” said Durocher.
The Chamber’s adjudicating committee painstakingly reviewed and graded 90 nominations to select the winners in 11 award categories.
“It’s never easy to narrow down that list,” said Durocher, noting there were many worthy businesses and individuals among the nominees.
The Business Excellence Awards is the Chamber’s premier event and has honoured the contributions and achievements of business leaders since 2000.
The winners were selected to recognize the achievements of organizations and entrepreneurs who have made outstanding contributions in the past year.
And the winners are:
Business of the Year, 1 - 10 Employees - Modo Yoga Cambridge
Business of the Year, 11 - 49 Employees - Animal Hospital of Cambridge
Business of the Year – 50 Employees and Over - Energy+ Inc.
Outstanding Workplace – Employer of the Year - Winser Doors Inc.
Spirit of Cambridge Award - Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre
New Venture of the Year Award - Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca
Marketing Excellence - The Valko Team
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Eric Jackman, Jackman Construction Ltd.
Wowcambridge Customer Service Award - Sharmil Halaldeen, Pixels & Coffee Media Inc.
Lifetime Achievement Award - Patrick Gaskin, President and CEO of CMH
Chair’s Award - National R&D Inc.