Prepare for takeoff with the 30th Annual Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, presented by Bell! Embark on a journey as we soar to new heights celebrating the trailblazers and visionaries of our business community as we honour 71 nominees in 12 award categories.

Thursday May 2, 2024
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

5:30pm Check in & Cocktail Reception
6:30pm Awards Presentation & Dinner

Attire: Business Formal

Wasaya Hangar

317 Hector Dougall Way
Thunder Bay, ON


Nominee Rate – $110 (up to 2 tickets)
Members – $125
Non-Members – $175

Meet Our 2024 Nominees

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce an outstanding 71 nominations for this year’s Annual Business Excellence Awards sponsored by Bell. The themed event “Soaring to New Heights” is scheduled for takeoff Thursday, May 2nd at the Wasaya Hangar.

“The Business Excellence Awards celebrate Thunder Bay’s trailblazers and visionaries in 12 award categories,” said Charla Robinson, President. “This event honours their outstanding dedication and contributions to our community.”

Large Business Excellence Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP

  • Newmont Musselwhite Mine
  • North Star Air
  • Synterra Security Solutions LP
  • Tbaytel

Medium Business Excellence Sponsored by Weiler Maloney Nelson

  • Coran’s Music Education Centre Inc.
  • George’s Market and Celebrations
  • Jones Insurance
  • Mastrangelo Fuels
  • Pinetree Catering Inc.
  • The Chronicle Journal
  • Thunder Bay Hydraulics Inc.
  • Westland Insurance

Small Business Excellence Sponsored by Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission

  • Blueprints
  • Carol’s Cakes
  • Chocolate Cow
  • de Bakker Law
  • Ross Pilates and Conditioning
  • Sargent Family Funeral Homes
  • Sister Bear Designs
  • Swag Events

Business Person of the Year Sponsored by OLG

  • Penny Belluz, Teleco

  • Claudio Foresta, Montana’s BBQ & Bar | Kelsey’s Restaurant

  • Bryan Gray, Oak Medical Arts

  • Ray Jarvinen, ITEC

  • Volker Kromm, Regional Food Distribution Association

  • Erin Sisko, The Elleiance Network

Clean, Green & Beautiful Sponsored by City of Thunder Bay

  • Confederation College
  • Half-Way Motors Group

Customer Service Sponsored by TD

  • Bay Village Coffee
  • Clow Darling Limited
  • George’s Market and Celebrations
  • Lakehead Beer Company
  • Magnus Theatre
  • Salt & Pepper Catering
  • Tomlin Restaurant

Game Changer Sponsored by Synergy North

  • BioNorth Solutions

  • Cinema 5 Skatepark / Female Boarder Collective

  • EcoSuperior

  • Waasigan Transmission Line, Hydro One Networks Inc.

  • Walser & Associates Physiotherapists

Looking Good Sponsored by Enbridge

  • Gore Motors Honda
  • Roots Community Food Centre
  • Thunder Bay Co-Op Farm Supplies

New Business Excellence Sponsored by Nuclear Waste Management Organization

  • 807 Cards & Collectibles
  • Cold Slate Creamery
  • Final Drives Canada

Not For Profit Excellence Sponsored by Impala Canada Limited

  • Alzheimer Society Thunder Bay

  • Hospice Northwest Services

  • Lakehead Rotary Club

  • March of Dimes Canada

  • Peng You Taiji Quan Association

  • Regional Food Distribution Association

  • Rotary Club of Thunder Bay (Port Arthur)

  • St Andrew’s Dew Drop Inn

  • St. Joseph’s Care Group

  • The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board

  • Thunder Bay Art Gallery

  • Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission

Quality of Life Sponsored by TBT Engineering Ltd

  • Ageless Aesthetics Studio

  • Evergreen a United Neighbourhood

  • Impala Canada

  • Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission

  • Walser & Associates Physiotherapists

Young Entrepreneur Sponsored by OPG

  • Jamie Baratta, Norteños

  • Justin Boyko & Scott Bevilacqua, Intrepid Grand Inc.

  • Robbyn Fraser, Balloon Stylings

  • Audry Gavin & Katie Porobic, June & Jo Spice Co

  • Jen Hakala, Sprucedale Sweets

  • Mike Muia & Max Tittaferrante, Hussle Inc

  • Cashen Tighe, Boreal Tree Service Inc

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