Timmins Chamber celebrates business at 2014 Nova Awards

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5/23/2014 Press Release

Timmins, ON—More than 600 people came out to celebrate the best of Timmins business at the 2014 Nova Business Excellence Awards, held May 22 at the McIntyre Arena.

Now in its 12th consecutive year, the sold-out gala event saw 15 awards handed out across a range of categories. Hosted by the Timmins Chamber of Commerce, the event was emceed once again by the Chamber’s immediate Past President Art Pultz, of Rogers Communications Inc.

The slate of outstanding entrepreneurs honoured throughout the evening is a testament to Timmins’ world-leading talent, said Timmins Chamber President Phil Barton.

“Every year, the Nova Awards serve as a reminder of the unique talent and passion of Timmins’ business community,” said Barton.
“Tonight is another great example, as all our nominees have a great story to tell, and their achievements are truly impressive. We’re extremely proud to recognize their hard work, and what they do to make Timmins a better place.”

In this spirit of celebration, the evening gala transformed the McIntyre Arena with a “Garden Party” theme to reflect the ability of Timmins businesses to grow and flourish. Attendees set foot on real grass laid throughout the entrance, while a backyard pagoda helped to build the theme.

The recipients of the 2014 Nova Awards were carefully selected from more than 95 nominations by a committee of six independent community judges. As every year, the judges determine the award recipients without any input, influence or oversight from the Chamber Board of Directors or staff, thereby ensuring the validity of the process and the results.

“This event has become an important tradition not only for our business community, but the region at large, as the desire to honour Timmins’ entrepreneurs is seemingly boundless,” said Barton. “Given their countless contributions to making this a great place to work, live and play, we’re always thrilled to see such strong support from the growing number of attendees coming out to honour them.”

To view a gallery of photographs from the 2014 Nova Awards, spanning the finalists’ reception to the awards ceremony to the post-event celebration, visit the Chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TimminsChamber

Business Contribution to Community (1-30 Employees) Award
Sponsored by BMT Insurance & Financial Services

Dubé Designs

Porcupine Gold Mines - Goldcorp Canada Ltd. Business Contribution to Community
(31+ Employees) Award
Sponsored by Porcupine Gold Mines – Goldcorp Canada Inc.

Davidson de Laplante Insurance

Northern College Service Excellence Award
Sponsored by Northern College

 Guy's Custom Cabinets

Caisse Populaire de Timmins New Business (Under 2 Years) Award
Sponsored by Caisse Populaire de Timmins

 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Timmins

RBC Marketing Innovation Achievement Award
Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

Rainville Health

Collège Boréal Young Entrepreneur (Under 30) Award
Sponsored by Collège Boréal

Paul Brunet and Alain Lefebvre,
Great White North Technology Consulting Inc.

NorFab Metal and Machine Best Place to Work Award
Sponsored by Norfab Metal and Machine

 Panels and Pipes Inc.

TD Bank Group Business of the Year (1-5 Employees) Award
Sponsored by TD Bank Group

Quantum Realty Services

Scotiabank Business of the Year (6-49 Employees) Award
Sponsored by Scotiabank

 Porcupine Canvas

Northern Credit Union Limited
Business of the Year (50+ Employees) Award
Sponsored by Northern Credit Union Limited

 Premier Recycling Ltd.

City of Timmins Non-Profit Organization Award
Sponsored by City of Timmins

 Timmins Native Friendship Centre

Environmental Excellence Award
Sponsored by Union Gas

 Premier Recycling Ltd.

NorthernTel Technology Award
Sponsored by NorthernTel

 Gorf Manufacturing/Contracting Ltd.

De Beers Canada Aboriginal Partnership Award
Sponsored by De Beers Canada

 CreeWest GP Inc.

President's Award
Sponsored by Timmins Chamber of Commerce
BMT Insurance & Financial Services

For more information contact:
Nick Stewart
Manager of Policy, Research and Communications
Timmins Chamber of Commerce
policy@timminschamber.on.ca | (705) 360-1900

About the Timmins Chamber of Commerce
With more than 800 members, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest accredited chambers of commerce with distinction in northeastern Ontario. As the “Voice of Business in Timmins” since 1949, our advocacy and policy initiatives focus on ensuring a positive business climate in the City of Timmins.