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30th Annual Business Excellence Awards & Citizen of the Year

February 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business for the City’s professional business sectors and an advocate on matters impacting those sectors and the community at large. Its mandate is to foster the economic growth and prosperity of Cornwall and the surrounding region.

The Business Excellence Awards recognizes and celebrates firms and individual who have distinguished themselves by fostering growth, innovation, community service and excellence in their sectors. It is important to note that they are selected by their peers as a tribute to their collective achievements.

Join us for a sparkling evening with a cocktail reception, exquisite dining, wonderful entertainment, and the friendly competition of a silent auction. The 2018 dinner will be held on Saturday  February 24th at the NAV Centre. Tickets are $125.00 plus tax per person &  can be purchased by emailing info@cornwallchamber.com or by clicking HERE! 

2017 Photos

The Business awards are:
Small Business of the Year
Business of the Year
Economic Impact
Entrepreneur of the Year
Tourism Excellence Award

Individual awards are:
Above and Beyond
Lifetime Business Achievement
Team Cornwall Ambassador of the Year

Special awards are:
Dr. Garth Taylor Humanitarian Award
Citizen of the Year


Nomination Form

Once nominations are completed, they may be sent electronically to the Chamber, mailed to 113 Second St ~ Cornwall, ON ~ K6H 5T1 or, hand delivered to the Chamber office at 113 Second Street East. Nominations must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018.

The winners in each category are selected by nomination committees representing business and other professionals from within the community. Here are the descriptions and criteria for each award.

Last Year’s Winners

Past Winners

Each year, the Chamber Board appoints an Awards Nomination Committee. Nominations are submitted from groups and individuals in the community that the Committee carefully review and then, select a winner in each category.

Awards Categories

Business of the Year

Cornwall boasts a number of area businesses and industries with some of them enjoying global recognition and respect for excellence in both products and services. Typically employing 50 people or more, these firms play a leading role in solidly positioning the city in the marketplace.

These firms provide employment, stability and enhanced quality of life for many Cornwall and area residents. This category is described, in general terms, as a firm that has been in operation for a minimum of three years. Criteria include but are not limited to:

  • Must be a for-profit business
  • Significant increase in revenue
  • Addition of new technology
  • Progressive human resource policies
  • New or expanded facilities
  • Environmental commitment
  • Increased workforce
  • Demonstrated training culture
  • Innovative marketing strategy or, new market development
  • Community involvement

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February 24, 2018
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