It was a big night for business in Timmins.
More than 700 people were at the McIntyre Arena to celebrate the Timmins Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Nova Business Awards. This year’s theme was Business Takes the Stage.
The 16 winners were chosen from a record-breaking 160 nominations submitted this year.
“The Nova Awards are an important reminder of the many ways that our businesses work in harmony to make Timmins truly great,” said chamber president Jamie Clarke in a news release.
“All of the entrepreneurs featured this evening, from the finalists to the recipients, truly deserve our applause, and it’s clear from tonight’s packed house that Timmins agrees.”
This year’s winners are:
• BMT Insurance and Financial Services Business Contribution to the Community Award (1-5 employees) – The Sandbox
• The Venture Centre Business Contribution to the Community Award (6-10 employees) – Vets Tax & Dispatch Services Inc.
• Northern Tel Business Contribution to the Community Award (11+ employees) – Discover Fitness with Kate Durst/Crossfit Timmins
• FNETB Best Place to Work Award – Great White North Technology Consulting Inc.
• College Boreal Young Professional Award (under 40) – Johny and Justin Bonney, Timmins Wake Park
• RBC Marketing Award – Holy Cow Indian Cuisine
• National Bank Innovation Award: EACOM Timber Corporation
• Northern College Service Excellence Award – Miron-Wilson Funeral Home
• Caisse populaire Alliance New Business Award (under two years) – INEOS Calabrian
• TD Bank Group Business of the Year Award (1-5 employees) – Restore Physiotherapy Timmins
• Scotiabank Business of the Year Award (6-10 employees) – Radical Gardens
• Kidd Operations Business of the Year Award (11+ employees) – JTR & Custom Works Inc.
• DeBeers Canada Indigenous Partnership Award – NORCAT
• City of Timmins Non-Profit Organization Award – Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins
• OPG Lifetime Business Achievement Award – GORF Manufacturing/Contracting Inc.
• President’s Award – Full Beard Brewing Co.