The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce celebrated 16 winners, both from companies and individuals at the Imperial Theatre in downtown Sarnia, as part of its 30th-anniversary Outstanding Business Achievement Awards
“We were delighted to celebrate along with our winners this year, which was our 30th Anniversary event,” said Chamber president and CEO Shirley de Silva. “The OBAAs are always a wonderful opportunity for the business community to demonstrate a level of excellence that both motivates and encourages everyone involved. This year was no exception.”
The title sponsor of the event was Libro Credit Union.
The categories and the winners in each category included:
—Cool Place to Work (sponsored by the Chamber), won by Bluewater Health.
—Tech-Novation (sponsored by CIBC), won by Terrapure Environmental Sarnia.
—Marketing & Promotions (sponsored by Bluewater Power), won by Odd Duck Compression Socks.
—Health, Safety & Environment (sponsored by Industrial Education Cooperative), won by MJ Waste Solutions.
—Non-Profit (sponsored by LEHDER Environmental Services), won by Rebound Sarnia-Lambton.
—Outstanding Customer Service—Business (sponsored by RBC Royal Bank), won by Bluewater Power Group of Companies.
—Inclusivity (sponsored by COGECO Business Solutions), won by Lambton Public Health.
—Agri-Business (sponsored by Cargill AgHorizons), won by Moore Agricultural Society, home of the Brigden Fair.
—Exporter of the Year (sponsored by Global Affairs Canada), won by Great Pretenders.
—Social Responsibility (sponsored by Pinchin Ltd.), won by St. Joseph’s Hospice.
—Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Sarnia Lambton Business Development Corporation), won by Bruce Hein of Express Employment Professionals.
—Outstanding Customer Service—Individual (sponsored by TMRWW Inc.), won by Laurissa Ellsworth, Town of Petrolia.
—Business Leadership (sponsored by MNP Accounting, Consulting, Tax), won by Janice McMichael-Dennis, Bluewater Power.
—Member of the Year (sponsored by Imperial Theatre), won by Helen Cole.
—Business of the Year (sponsored by Scotiabank), won by Artopia Gallery & Framing.
—Chamber Champion (sponsored by Past Chamber Chairs), selected by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, won by Dante Cateni, Terrapure Environmental.