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Sault Chamber of Commerce celebrates its best in local business

Kapptive Studios receives two awards at June 29 online gala
Downtown Sault Ste Marie

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce handed out the hardware at its Outstanding Business Achievement Awards with an online event, June 29.

SalDan Construction Group received the Safe Work, Sound Business Award

Wardlaw Heating & Cooling Inc. was presented with the Employer of Year Award

Stephen Dufour of Bell Media Inc. – CTV Sault Ste. Marie was awarded the Customer First Award

Sault College took home the Diversity Award

Community Investment Awards went to the Algoma Conservatory of Music (up to nine employees), the George Wellington Esquire Club (10 to 25 employees) and Joe Ruscio Professional Corporation (26+ employees)

OC Beauty / Iso-San Medical was the recipient of the Innovation Award

Tony Cavaliere of Kapptive Studios was presented with the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Queenstown I.D.A Drug Mart & General Store received the Downtown Business of the Year Award

The chamber's export awards, the Beyond Sault Ste. Marie Award, went to Sylvan Automation Ltd. (1 to 49 employees) and Algoma University (50+ employees)

Health & Safety Professionals Inc. was awarded the Customer First Award (Business, Non-Profit or Agency)

Gencity Consulting was the recipient of the Indigenous Business of the Year

Algoma Family Services was awarded the Community Non-Profit Business of the Year Award

Kapptive Studios was presented with the Rising Star New Business Award

Barbara Nolan, Sault College Elder-in-Residence, Cultural Advisor and Indigenous Student Counsellor was awarded the Indigenous Professional of the Year Award

YesYouCan Employment was presented with the Leader in Accessibility Award

The Business of the Year Awards were presented to Hogan's Homestead (up to 9 employees), Cavera Inc. (10 to 25 employees) and S & T Group (26+ employees)

“Given that our in-person Chamber Awards gala has always been one of the premier business events of the year, this year’s virtual event marked a significant change for us, but one that is indicative of the unique year-and-a-half that businesses everywhere have endured,” said chamber president Michael Stone in a statement.

“As much as we are celebrating success, achievement and entrepreneurship, this year we are also celebrating how businesses have been able to innovate, persevere, and improvise. We are celebrating what businesses mean to our community; everyone is more conscious than ever of the important role that businesses play in job creation, in supporting the local economy, and in providing us the goods and services we rely on in a time of crisis.”