Nominees announced for 2023 Kingston Business Awards

A few of the nominees for the 2023 Kingston Business Awards.

The nominees have been announced for the 2023 Kingston Business Awards, facilitated by the member-led Kingston Business Awards Committee of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce with support from title sponsor MNP LLP and partner sponsor Bell Canada.

As previously reported, the Kingston Business Awards “represent a continued evolution” of the Business Excellence Awards which were last held in Fall 2022, according to the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. The awards ceremony will be held later this spring at the Isabel Bader for the Performing Arts.

“The theme of these awards is Achievement Worth Celebrating, and we are pleased to have such an accomplished and well-rounded group of nominees for this year’s awards,” said Karen Cross, CEO of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. “All those who want to recognize our local employers, community supporters, investors, and favourite haunts are encouraged to join us on May 18.”

Organizers announced the nominees across nine categories, including:

Hospitality Award – sponsored by Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.

  • Caper’s Custom Catering
  • Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston
  • Maple Leaf Tours
  • Miss Bao Restaurant + Cocktail Bar
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water’s Edge

Social Impact Award – sponsored by KEYS Job Services.

  • 1 Million Teachers (1MT)
  • Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited
  • Extend-A-Family Kingston
  • Heel Boy
  • Patry Group of Companies
  • Support Local Giveaway

New Business of the Year Award – sponsored by BluMetric Environmental.

  • Cyclic Materials
  • Go Oil
  • Mayla Concept

Young Entrepreneur Award – sponsored by Kingston Economic Development Corporation.

  • Constantin Mugenga of Imperial Cleaning-KFLA and Imperial Painting KFLA
  • Dr. Akshay Rajaram of Caddie Health
  • Holly Ryan of Art by Holly Ryan

Skilled Trades Award – sponsored by RBC Royal Bank.

  • BGM Metalworks Inc.
  • Bourgon Construction
  • Chic Hair & Esthetics Centre
  • Fort Glass Inc.
  • Kingston Quality Pools & Landscaping Ltd.
  • MetalCraft Marine Inc.
  • Nailed It! Custom Carpentry and Renos Kingston
  • Romava Corp.

Customer Experience Award – sponsored by BMO Bank of Montreal.

  • Events & Management Plus Inc.
  • Hulpur
  • Mio Gelato Inc.
  • Southeastern Telecommunication Services
  • YGK Thrift

Arts & Culture Award – sponsored by Enbridge Gas Inc.

  • Branded to Film (BTF)
  • Holly Gwynne-Timothy
  • Kingston Canadian Film Festival
  • Visual Menace

Employer of the Year Award – sponsored by ReStart Employment Services.

  • Cloud Metric Inc.
  • Eryigit and Company Tax Pro Inc.
  • Friendly Fires
  • Health in Focus Sports Injury & Rehab
  • JBC Pushing Digital Boundaries
  • Kingston Paint & Decorating Inc.
  • Meals by Mom Café
  • Octane
  • Tango Nuevo Ltd.

Business Person of the Year Award – sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Greater Kingston Area.

  • Aba Mortley of Cher-Mère
  • Brandon Tattersall of Leon’s Centre
  • Dan Desjardins of Distributive
  • Dr. Greg Murphy of Kingston Orthopaedic Pain Institute (KOPI)
  • Jason Taylor of Taylor AutoMall

The Kingston Business Awards will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now. Single tickets may be purchased for $95 plus HST, while group bookings are eligible for a discounted rate.

Read more on the Kingston Business Awards website.

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