Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce

The Ruby Awards 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 winners!

Each year, the Welland-Pelham Chamber of Commerce celebrates the spirit of business in our community with the Ruby Awards. Seven unique awards highlighting excellence in the areas of local business, community involvement and youth enrichment are presented at our Gala Reception. Named after instrumental Chamber founder Ruby Quaker, the awards are a commemoration of excellence in local business and community involvement. 

Here are your 2017 winners:

Employee of the Year, Sponsored by Young’s Insurance Brokers

Joseph Pimentel, Modern Vision Family Fitness Centre

Mary Anne Christoff Community Service Award, Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Welland

Mary Dolan

Youth Citizen of the Year, Sponsored by Welland Heritage and Multicultural Centre

Julia Labricciosa, E.L. Crossley Secondary School

Age-Friendly Business Award, Sponsored by Plymouth Cordage Retirement Community

Welland Public Library Seaway Mall Branch

Venture Niagara Award, Sponsored by Venture Niagara

Lisa Allain, Talent 2 Design

RBC Financial Group Small Business Award, Sponsored by RBC Financial Group

Textile Waste Diversion

 RBC Financial Group Business Initiative Award, Sponsored by RBC Financial Group

Lucas Spinosa, The Black Sheep Lounge

 Stuart Cumming Memorial Award of Merit

Ken Elder

 Business of the Year, Sponsored by Money Matters Services and Solutions Inc.

MiniWarGaming Inc. 

 

Mary Anne Christoff Community Service Award

This award recognizes the spirit of those who have contributed in an outstanding way to the social fabric of our community. 

Youth Citizen of the Year Award

This award celebrates a student who exhibits academic excellence, is involved in the community and contributes to the local business culture. This award is sponsored by Indexable Cutting Tools of Canada.

Employee of the Year Award

This award is presented to an individual that has provided outstanding service to their customers and demonstrated true commitment to their profession. Nominations will be accepted from employers, customers and co-workers. Sponsored by Youngs Insurance Brokers.

RBC Financial Group Small Business Award

This award celebrates a small business (defined as ten or less employees), which has been in operation for a minimum of three years.

RBC Financial Group Business Initiative Award

This award will be presented to an individual within an organization who has significantly contributed to financial success, aided the company in achieving continuous growth and produced or offered a dependable product or service to the community while providing an outstanding workplace for its employees.

Venture Niagara Award

This award will be presented to a woman who has owned the same small business for a minimum of one year, consisting of a number of factors in which the nominee has moved forward in order to achieve business success. Home based businesses are included in this category, and this award is sponsored by Venture Niagara.

Age-Friendly Community Business Award

This Award is presented to a Welland/Pelham business that has focused on assuring that older customers are safe, comfortable and respected. This business will also support the principles set out in the “Creating an Age-Friendly Business” guide in Welland/Pelham. This award is sponsored by Plymouth Cordage Retirement Community.

Business of the Year Award

This award is sponsored by Financial Divorce Solutions and selected  by the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce. It  is presented to an outstanding local business and member. Recipients of the Business of the Month Award over the previous 12 months are the nominees for this award. The Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce selects the recipient of this award.

Stuart Cumming Memorial of Merit

This award is presented to an individual who has shown ongoing commitment to the local Chamber Movement. It is presented in memory of Stuart Cumming who, upon his retirement from Atlas Steel, devoted his time to volunteering at the Chamber five days a week right up until his death. The Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce selects the recipient of this award.

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