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Awards honour local businesses for 'commitment and enthusiasm'

editor@northernlife.ca The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce honoured the accomplishments of some of the city's entrepreneurs and businesses at its annual Bell Business Excellence awards ceremony at the Caruso Club May 10.
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Front row from left are Lori Mathias (Pricked Tattoos), Shannon Bisset (Cubeit Portable Storage), Rob Gregorini (Respect Is Burning Supperclub), Mini Gregorini, (Respect Is Burning Supperclub), Georges Brouillette (City Welding), Toula Sakellaris (Apollo Restaurant), Kristi Smith (Smith's Markets). Centre row from left are Dale Mathias, (Pricked Tattoos), Tara Hurley (Cubeit Portable Storage), Angele Charbonneau (Laberge, Venne and Partners), Tylor McNair (Cousin Vinny's Restaurant), Robert Brouillette (City Welding), Vagelli Sakellaris (Apollo Restaurant), Greg Smith, (Smith's Markets), Marshall Smith (Smith's Markets). Back row from left are Daryl Heinsohn (Laberge, Venne and Partners), Guy Venne (Laberge, Venne and Partners), Chris Vitiello (Cousin Vinny's Restaurant), Will Gove (Swick Mining), Mark Laberge (Laberge, Venne and Partners), Peter Bonish (Pete's Rentall).Photo by Marg Seregelyi.

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The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce honoured the accomplishments of some of the city's entrepreneurs and businesses at its annual Bell Business Excellence awards ceremony at the Caruso Club May 10.

The awards are sponsored by Bell. This year, the chamber received 58 nominations for the awards.

“Once again, we come together to recognize the unique talents and contributions of the entrepreneurs in our community,” Andre Dumais, chair of the Chamber of Commerce, said in a press release.

“Despite an increasingly challenging business climate, these individuals persist in their commitment and enthusiasm for a strong and diverse business environment, and for that, we thank them all.”

Northern Life publisher Abbas Homayed presented the local accounting firm Laberge, Venne and Partners with the Company of the Year award. The award was sponsored by Northern Life and Northern Ontario Business.

Other award winners included:

—Chair's Award - Pete's Rentall
—New Venture - Swick Mining
— Business Start-up - Pricked Tattoos
— Entrepreneur of the Year - Respect is Burning Supperclub
— Small Office/Home Office Award - Cubeit Portable Storage
— Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Cousin Vinny's Restaurant
— Innovation - City Welding
— Hospitality - Apollo Restaurant

The chamber also presented Jim Marchbank, who recently retired as CEO of Science North, with a professional achievement award, and recognized Cambrian Ford for reaching its 100th year in business.



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