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Business community recognized in Sault

Chamber of Commerce hands out achievement awards
Jason Naccarato, president of Northstar Consulting, addresses the crowd after winning the Skipper Manzzutti Award for Business Achievement at the 2019 Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. (James Hopkin/SooToday)

Business achievement was recognized by the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 26.

Twenty-three businesses and individuals were given Outstanding Business Achievement Awards based on their contributions to the business community.

They include:

Safe Work, Sound Business: PUC Services Inc.

Employer of the Year: Superior Chrysler

Customer First (individual): Nick Collins, Wardlaw Heating & Cooling Ltd.

Diversity: Algoma University

Community First (up to 9 employees): Downtown Association

Community First (10-25 employees): Chippewa Trading Post

Community First (26+ employees): Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation

Innovation: Insightworks Training and Technology

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Jane McGoldrick (J.Caroline's)

Downtown Business of the Year: SK Group

Beyond Borders (up to 49 employees): Soo Foundry & Machine (1980) Ltd.

Beyond Borders (50+ employees): McDougall Energy Inc.

Customer First: Downtown Association

Indigenous Business of the Year: Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services

Community Non-profit Business of the Year: United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District

Rising Star New Business: Trimount Construction Group Inc.

Leader in Accessibility: Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation

Business of the Year (up to nine employees): Northstar Consulting Inc.

Business of the Year (10-25 employees): Rico's/Good Old Dad Foods

Business of the Year (26+ employees): JD Aero

Volunteer of the Year: Carlo Spadafora

Business Achievement: Jason Naccarato

Community Achievement: John Febbraro

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of 700 plus business and agencies in Sault Ste. Marie and has been serving the needs of this community since 1889. The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce will lead the way as the voice of business, advancing economic prosperity for its membership and the business community.