Nominees for the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce’s 16th annual Business Excellence Awards have been finalized.
The following businesses have been nominated by the public and their peers for their excellence in service, development and initiatives throughout the year.
Winners in each category will be announced at a gala evening on Thursday, May 3 at the Arden Park. This year’s guest speaker is Andrew Williams, CEO of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance.
The nominees for the 2012 awards are:
Hospitality: Revel Caffé, Stone Maiden Inn Bed & Breakfast|Spa, Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar, Sirkel Foods, Molly Blooms, Let Them Eat Cake, and County Food Co.
Community Service: Stratford Public Library, United Way Huron Perth, Kiwanis Music Festival of the Performing Arts, Stratford Lakeside Active Adults, and Choices for Change.
Commercial: Belfor Property Restorations, Belliveau Construction, Stratford Hyundai, Teahen Construction, SNAP Perth, Creativeink Design Group, and Selectra Inc.
Manufacturing: Vistech Manufacturing Ontario, Magest Building Systems, Florida Production Engineering, and Cleanfix North America.
Personal Excellence: Steve Stacey, Kimberley Payne, David Blackburn, Antoni Cimolino, and Trevor Exner.
Retail: Your Local Market Co-Operative, The Compudoc, MacLeods Scottish Shop, and Sweet Leaf Bath Company.
Service/Professional: Grotto Hair Studios, McCotter Law Office Professional Corporation, Ontario Home Oxygen & Respiratory Services, Stratford Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, It's About Thyme Garden Design & Landscaping, Summit College, Re/Max a-b Realty, Libro Financial Group, Moksha Yoga, Famme & Company, and Wightman Telecom.
Young Entrepreneur: Larson Financial Solutions, Energy Balance Acupuncture & Massage Therapy, The Spa By The Tracks, Excel Fitness and Lifestyle Consultants, and Catherine Wright Designs by Laura Barker.