Integrated design firm Quartek Group Ltd. has won the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce‘s Business Achievement Award for “Excellence in business — 11 to 50 employees.”
The award was one of several announced at the annual ceremony on Oct. 22.
“The Niagara Business Achievement Awards give us a chance to showcase some of the amazing business talent that we have here in Niagara,” says Mishka Balsom, CEO of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. “This event is our opportunity to recognize and reward outstanding performances of business excellence while continuing to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in Niagara.”
With radio personality Tim Denis of CKTB 610 hosting the evening, the event was an entertaining night of awards and celebration of Niagara’s best in business. Winners of this year’s awards were selected from a list of 27 finalists from across Niagara. The winners, by category, were:
Business of the Year
Sponsored by Meridian Credit Union
Canadian Tire Bank
Excellence in Business – 10 or less employees
Sponsored by St. Catharines Economic Development & Tourism Services
Excellence in Business – 11 to 50 employees
Sponsored by Brock University
Quartek Group Inc.
Excellence in Business – 51 or more employees
Sponsored by Performance Mercedes-Benz
Gales Gas Bars
Outstanding New Business
Sponsored by Niagara College Canada
Niagara Oast House Brewers
Technology & Innovation
Sponsored by Innovate Niagara
Form & Affect
Sponsored by Horizon Utilities
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Excellence in Manufacturing
Sponsored by Niagara Region Economic Development
Young Professional Award
Sponsored by Bell
Tracy Duru (Moksha Yoga)
There were also four special presentations of bestowed awards, recognizing the achievement of individuals in four areas. The Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Walker Industries, was awarded to Cam Champion and John Mann of the Performance Auto Group.
The Builder of the Year Award, sponsored by Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc., is presented to a company or individual that has had a historically significant impact on the economic prosperity of the community, and went to Dino DiCienzo of Canadian Niagara Hotels.
The Volunteer Business Person of the Year Award, sponsored by Niagara Immigrant Connections Initiative, is presented to an individual demonstrating an outstanding commitment to helping build a stronger, more prosperous and vibrant community, and was awarded to Mike Watt.
The Community Leadership Award, sponsored by Henley Honda, is presented to an individual recognized for their leadership and the impact they have had on their community, and was bestowed to Ann-Louise Branscombe of the Branscombe Foundation.