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0 Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce hosts 11th annual Business Achievement Awards
April 10, 2015 at 11:43 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

The Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce held their 11th annual Business Achievement Awards and Gala Thursday night at the Nick Smith Centre, with nine individuals and businesses being recognized in a variety of categories.

Hosted by Valley Heritage Radio’s Jason Marshall, the evening celebrate businesses and business people from Arnprior and McNab-Braeside.

The list of winners included:


The Town of Arnprior Award (presented by Walter Stack, reeve of the Town of Arnprior)

  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • RECIPIENT – Mel Porter


McNab/Braeside Awards (presented by Tom Peckett, mayor of McNab/Braeside)

  • Business Appreciation Award
  • Awarded for leadership … good citizenship … environmental awareness … safety … and community involvement
  • RECIPIENT – Neat Café


  • Agriculture Appreciation Award
  • In recognition of the following accomplishments: leadership … environmental awareness … good citizenship … safety … community involvement … and promoting agriculture
  • RECIPIENT – Marilyn Naismith


  • Mayor’s Award
  • In recognition of an outstanding individual who has contributed to the betterment of our community
  • RECIPIENT – Jason Marshall


Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce Awards

  • Young Entrepreneur Award (presented by Gib McMullen)
  • Presented to outstanding individuals under the age of 30 who have started a new business venture … or have been actively involved in our community
  • RECIPIENT – Chris McCluskey – Tim Hortons


  • Innovation Award (presented by Pamela Cox)
  • Awarded to a business that consistently strives to have an inviting and attractive exterior. Curb appeal … signage … and display is well maintained … and appropriate for the type of business
  • RECIPIENT – Cathy Brennan – Braeside Home Furnishings


  • New Business Award (presented by Mark Nibourg)
  • Awarded to a company than has been established for more than a year, but less than three years. May include the expansion of an existing business into a new venture. The new business/venture will demonstrate exceptional performance and financial vialbility.
  • RECIPIENT – Urban Sport


  • Skilled Trade Business Award (presented by Pamela Cox)
  • Awarded to a skilled trade business or individual … that consistently demonstrates a high level of commitment to customer service and satisfaction. The candidate demonstrates a commitment to customer service over a prolonged period of time … with an impact on sales.
  • RECIPIENT – Scheel Windows


  • Business Person of the Year Award (presented by Julie Brown)
  • RECIPIENT – Lori Van Wyk – Rona


  • President’s Award (presented by Murray Hughes)
  • RECIPIENT – Arnprior and Area Physicians Recruitment Committee


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