The Academy Awards may have seen Hollywood’s stars come out last night, but district businesses and individuals got their chance to shine in the spotlight here Saturday during the seventh-annual Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
This year’s award winners were:
•Safety Award (individual/employee)—John Reader (Ministry of Natural Resources);
•Safety Award (business/employer)—Riverside Health Care Facilities;
•Training & Adjustment Award—Confederation College;
•Entrepreneur of the Year—Kim Metke (Pharmasave/Clinic Pharmasave);
•Employee of the Year (not-for-profit)—Margaret Sedgwick (Fort Frances Library);
•Employee of the Year (private sector)—Jennifer Galusha (Kathy’s Katering);
•Customer Service Award (individual)—Carol Alton (Clinic Pharmasave);
•Customer Service Award (business)—Warehouse One;
•Business of the Year (1-15 employees)—Northwood’s Gallery & Gifts; and
•Business of the Year (16+ employees)—Manitou Forest Products.
Doug Cain also was given a special award for Volunteer of the Year for his work with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.
Cain had been nominated for Employee of the Year (not-for-profit), but the Chamber had decided he was not technically an “employee” of the FFCBC but a volunteer.
Please see Wednesday’s Times for complete coverage of the awards banquet.