Businesses Honoured At Amherstburg Chamber Of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

There was a fantastic turnout Wednesday at G.L. Heritage Brewing Company where Amherstburg business owners and community builders were honoured at the 17th Annual Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

Ron Giofu holds his winner's certificate

I was particularly happy when River Town Times reporter Ron Giofu was honoured with the Community Service/Involvement Award. Ron is one of the most dedicated, hard-working, community-minded journalists I have ever met. In an era of diminished newsrooms and shuttered newspapers, our Town is lucky to have a reporter like Ron to tell our stories.Garage Gym employees hold their award certificate

I was also happy to see Garage Gym win an award for Employer of the Year. They run a great operation with coaches who are dedicated to promoting the physical and mental wellness of all of their members.

They were in tough during the pandemic with all of its restrictions and pivoted to virtual workouts to keep their employees working and their members working out. I joined the gym in the midst of the lockdown and those Zoom workouts in my den at home helped get me through the most isolating days of the pandemic and into the best shape of my life.

Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce for all that you do to promote our Town and all of our businesses and business owners and congratulations to all of the winners and nominees.

Below are all of the nominees, with the winner of each category highlighted in bold.

All of the winners at the Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

Business of the Year Award

River Bookshop

Bright Child Montessori

Gilligan’s Fire Grill

Business Legacy Award

Computer Data Products

Waterfront Ice Cream

Nucelli’s Frozen Yogurt

New Business of the Year Award

The Panetteria

Farmhouse Market

Pink Pisces

Employer of the Year Award

Paradise Nursery

Rob & Tina’s No Frills

The Garage Gym

Professional of the Year Award

Dr. Beth Cozens

John D’Alimonte

Sean Sinasac

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Anna Marano & Simon Briggs
Kevin Lafontaine
Elyse Waters

Non-Profit/Charitable Award

Fighting Island Boxing Club
The House Youth Centre
Amherstburg Minor Soccer Association

Tourism & Hospitality Award

GL Heritage Brewing Company
Pepper Cat
Caffeine & Company

Community Service/Involvement Award

Ron Giofu, River Town Times
Kathy DiBartolomeo, Amherstburg Community Services
Tim McAllister, Amherstburg Food & Fellowship Mission

Welcoming Accessibility Award

Libro Credit Union
Riccardo’s Italian Restaurant
Good Shepherd Lutheran Christian Day Care

Most Attractive Improvement Award

Fieldcraft Holdings
The Little White Church
Towne Shoppe

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