Announcing Business Excellence Award Nominees


Announcing Business Excellence Award Nominees

Mar 15, 2024 | News

THUNDER BAY – March 15, 2024: The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce an outstanding 71 nominations for this year’s Annual Business Excellence Awards presented by Bell.  The themed event “Soaring to New Heights” is scheduled for takeoff Thursday, May 2nd at the Wasaya Hangar. Event information and registration is available at 

 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”.

The nominees are as follows: 

Large Business Excellence
Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP
Newmont Musselwhite Mine
North Star Air
Synterra Security Solutions LP

Medium Business Excellence
Sponsored by Weilers LLP
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
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
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 
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 Limited
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 


For more information contact: Charla Robinson, President, 624-2620 


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