Bell Business Excellence Awards given to 10 entrepreneurs
Rematech Industries was recognized as the company of the year at Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Bell Business Excellence Awards gala Tuesday evening.
Rematech, which has designed and built conveyor belting, rubber and urethane moulded products, and corrosion and abrasion resistant linings since 1964, was one of 10 awards recipients at the event.
“This year’s award recipients are diverse in their experience, but similar in their desire to grow the economy,” said David Boyce, Chair of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, in a release. “They have taken risks, worked hard, and are committed to our community.”
Robert Brown Jewellers received the chair's award and Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Debbi Nicholson was recognized for her 35 years of service with the chamber.
Other recipients included Sheri Tomchick, CEO of Plan A Health Care Staffing Solutions, who was recognized as entrepreneur of the year, and Taylor Marshall, who received the award for young entrepreneur of the year for his company Marshall Yardworks.
According to the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, the awards are meant to “pay tribute to those hard working entrepreneurs and businesses whose achievements and contributions to the community distinguish them from their peers.
They are positive role models who have shown the desire to improve the community. This year, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce received 70 nominations for local businesses around Greater Sudbury.”
The Business Excellence Awards winners were:
Chair’s Award – Robert Brown Jewellers (Sponsored by Greater Sudbury Development Corporation)
Company of the Year – Rematech Industries (Sponsored by Northern Ontario Business/Northern Life)
Service Excellence – O.C.P. Group of Companies (Sponsored by Scotiabank)
New Venture – The Plus Factor (Sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group)
Business Start Up – CrossFit Sudbury and Real Life Health (Sponsored by Laurentian University)
Entrepreneur of the Year – Sheri Tomchick, Plan A Health Care Staffing Solutions (Sponsored by RBC Financial Group)
Small Enterprise – Lure of the North (Sponsored by Regional Business Centre)
Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Taylor Marshall, Marshall Yardworks (Sponsored by BMO Bank of Montreal)
Innovation – Rock-Tech Sales and Service (Sponsored by Cambrian College/ NORCAT)
Hospitality – Imperial Fireside Inn/Sudbury Inn (Sponsored by Northern Credit Union)