The Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce's 18th annual Business Excellence Awards are coming up on Thursday, May 1 at the Arden Park. The evening's guest speaker will be United Way Perth-Huron executive director Ryan Erb.
Below is this year's list of nominees by category.
Commercial - Belliveau Construction Ltd., Pro-North Auto & Truck, St. Marys Ford, Teahen Construction Ltd., and The R&D Development Group Inc.
Community Service - Alzheimer Society of Perth County, Conestoga College Career Centre and Academic Upgrading, Multicultural Association Perth Huron, Performing Arts Lodge Stratford Inc., St. Marys Community Rehabilitation, and the Stratford Splash Pad Committee
Hospitality – Birmingham Manor Bed and Breakfast, Jenn and Larry's Brittle and Shakes, Madelyn's Diner, Mercer Hall Restaurant, Revel Caffe, Stratford Golf and Country Club, and the Westover Inn
Manufacturing - Canavac, and TG Minto
Retail - Awaken Aroma Jewelery, Country Bulk (Stratford) Inc., Danna Nicole, Downie Street Bakehouse, G.G. Goettler Furniture Inc/ Chesterfield Warehouse, and Nutrition House
Service/Professional - Above and Beyond Event Design and Decor, Action Health Care, Al's Auto Body, MS2 Productions, Royal Palisade Retirement Community, Scenic Fence & Deck, West End Pharmacy, and Your Neighbourhood Credit Union
Young Entrepreneur - Canadian Grub To Go, Fifth Round Martial Arts, Grace The Boutique, Independent Arbonne Consultant, James A Rutherford Funeral Home, Juve Day Spa, and Lindsay Renovations
Personal Excellence - Dr. Gezahgn Wordofa, Eddie Matthews, and Nancy Orr
Tickets for the gala evening are $90 and can be purchased in advance by visiting www.stratfordchamber.com, by calling 519-273-5250, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.