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Business awards return tonight for 23rd year

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It's time to celebrate your local businesses.

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 23rd annual Business Awards tonight at the Copper River Inn. The night is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails, with dinner being served at 7:00 p.m.

The event will also feature entertainment, a cash bar, silent auction and the presentations of the awards.

Traditionally held in the fall of the year, tonight's event is the rescheduled date for the awards that were set to take place last year. In a 2019 Chamber meeting, it was noted that attendance was down and moving the awards to a biannual schedule.

Many local businesses and employees are nominated for awards at tonights event.

Business of the Year (16+ Employees)

  • Fort Frances GM
  • Boston Pizza
  • Gillons Insurance

Business of the Year (1 - 15 Employees)

  • Sight & Sound
  • The Bayview Motel
  • Causeway General Insurance
  • Fort Frances General Supply
  • NCDS
  • Curvy Chick

Business Woman of the Year

  • Sarah Noonan
  • Allison Brechtefeld (Kenton Creations)
  • Jennifer Horton (Curvy Chick)
  • Pamela Williams (4 Your Pets)
  • Charmaine Langlais (It Must Be A Sign)

Customer Service (Business)

  • Causeway General Insurance
  • Fort Frances General Supply
  • Boston Pizza
  • Green's BrandSource
  • Curvy Chick

Customer Service (Individual)

  • Crystal McPherson (Causeway Insurance)
  • Kasey Beaushene (Causeway Insurance)
  • Todd Moxham (Cater 2 U)
  • Kirk Petrin (Shoppers Drug Mart)

Home Based Business

  • It Must Be A Sign (Charmaine Langlais)
  • Party Rock Sound Services (Melanie Williams)
  • Rodan & Fields (Sarah Arpin)
  • Peter Howie

New Business (1 - 3 Years)

  • Causeway General Insurance
  • The Bayview Motel

Small Business Trainer

  • Ed Kaun & Sons
  • North West Flying
  • Tompkins Hardware
  • Paro (Karen Lynn Evans)

Test of Time

  • McTaggarts
  • Gillons Insurance
  • NCDS
  • Green's BrandSource
  • Fort Frances Dental Centre
  • Sight & Sound
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