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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  April 9, 2022  (LSNews)   The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a remarkable 76 nominations for this year’s Annual Business Awards of Excellence sponsored by Bell.

Every nomination we receive is a show of support for a Chamber Member. Being nominated is an honour in itself – it means the community sees what a business contributes, appreciates it,

and wants it to succeed. Receiving so many nominations at a time when businesses have been struggling is incredibly heart-warming,” said Charla Robinson, President.  “Every one of our nominees is a rock star.” 

The nominees are as follows:

Large Business Excellence

Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP

  • Levaero Aviation
  • NorWest Community Health Centres
  • TD

Medium Business Excellence

Sponsored by Weiler Maloney Nelson

  • 99.9 The Bay and Country 105, Acadia Broadcasting Company
  • Dutchak Scrap Metal Ltd
  • B. Gibson Mechanical
  • Jones Insurance
  • Red Lion Smokehouse
  • Rutter Urban Forestry
  • Superior Strategies Inc.
  • Teleco

Small Business Excellence

Sponsored by Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission

  • North Superior Art Therapy Services
  • Rent Panda
  • Sail Superior
  • Shumka Dust
  • The Creative Company

Business Person of the Year

Sponsored by OLG

  • Erin Beagle, Roots to Harvest
  • Penny Belluz, Teleco
  • Paul Fitzpatrick, MNP LLP
  • Gary Mack & Alan Forbes, Bay Village Coffee
  • John Murray, Red Lion Smokehouse
  • Michael Nitz, TD
  • Danny Thompson, George’s Market
  • Jason Thompson, Superior Strategies Inc.

Clean, Green & Beautiful

Sponsored by City of Thunder Bay

  • EcoSuperior Environmental Programs
  • Goods & Co. Market
  • The Refill Co.
  • The Salvation Army Journey to Life Centre
  • Ungalli Clothing Co.

Customer Service

Sponsored by TD

  • Fountain Tire (Thunder Bay) LTD
  • Jones Insurance
  • Lullaby’s
  • The Creative Company
  • Tomlin Restaurant

Game Changer

Sponsored by Synergy North

  • Anishinabek Employment and Training Services
  • Boomer’s Drive In / Grand Slam Sports and Entertainment
  • Border Giant Inc.
  • Dew Drop Inn Thunder Bay
  • Matawa First Nations Management (Four Rivers Environmental Services Group)
  • On The Links
  • Salonki Hair Salon & Ethnic Beauty Supply
  • Sullivan + Associates Clinical Psychology
  • The Elleiance Network
  • The Wedding Directory Thunder Bay
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation

Looking Good

Sponsored by Tbaytel

  • EcoSuperior Environmental Programs
  • Goods & Co. Market

New Business Excellence

Sponsored by Nuclear Waste Management Organization

  • Border Giant Inc. 
  • CSL Environmental and Geotechnical Ltd.
  • Dorset Pier Mental Health
  • Lullaby’s
  • On The Links
  • Sociable Thunder Bay
  • Superior Bakes Inc.

Not For Profit Excellence

Sponsored by Impala Canada Limited

  • Evergreen a United Neighbourhood
  • NorWest Community Health Centres
  • St. Joseph’s Foundation of Thunder Bay
  • The Salvation Army Journey to Life Centre
  • Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation
  • United Way of Thunder Bay

Quality of Life

Sponsored by Enbridge

  • Carolyn Weiss Dental Hygiene Clinic & Mobile Services Inc.
  • Chartwell Retirement Residence – Glacier Ridge
  • Evergreen a United Neighbourhood
  • Kelly Mental Health
  • St. Joseph’s Foundation of Thunder Bay
  • The Salvation Army Journey to Life Centre
  • Westfort Foods

Young Entrepreneur

Sponsored by OPG

  • Natalie Carrier, Lullaby’s
  • Rachel Chernosky, Art In Motion Dance School
  • Aaron Gillingham, East Coast Lobster/The Sal
  • Bree & Hailey Hollinsworth, Ungalli Clothing Co.
  • Scotia-Leigh Kauppi, Sweet Cherry Spa
  • Kaija Saarinen, Green and Gone Pest Solutions
  • Maya Saggar, Impact Learning
  • Richard Togman, Rent Panda

The themed event Celebrating the Rock Stars of the Business Community is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. Event information and registration is available at


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