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Guelph Chamber Celebrates 2022 Business Award Recipients at Guelph Awards of Excellence Event

Jun 20, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Guelph Chamber Celebrates 2022 Business Award Recipients at Guelph Awards of Excellence Event

Guelph, June 20, 2022:  On June 16, 2022 the Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosted community leaders to celebrate the achievements of outstanding local businesses, organizations, and individuals at the Guelph Awards of Excellence. Recipients of this year’s 2022 Chamber Business Awards were selected from a robust list of finalists and nominees from across Guelph. 

The 2022 Chamber Business Awards recipients are:  

Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Linamar:      

  • Suzanne Bone & Marianne Walker

Emerging Business Award, presented by Danby Appliances:

  • Fixed Gear

Difference Maker Award, presented by The Guelph Community Foundation:

  • Children’s Foundation of Guelph & Wellington

Pandemic Pivot Award, presented by City of Guelph Economic Development & Tourism:

  • Danby Appliances

Customer Service Award, presented by CN Rail:

  • The Modern Bride

City/Community Builder Award, presented by Bell:

  • Skyline Group of Companies

Innovation Award, presented by University of Guelph:

  • RWDI

Sustainability Award, presented by TD Commercial Bank:

  • Co-operators

Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by Your Neighbourhood Credit Union:

  • Anu Saxena

Young Professional of the Year Award, presented by J.L. Richards & Associates Limited:

  • Blake De Luca 

“The Guelph Awards of Excellence is a community event that gives us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate some of the amazing business organizations and leaders that we have here in Guelph,” says Shakiba Shayani, President & CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. “After a two-year break, we were thrilled to come together and highlight our members who contribute to the success and prosperity of our city.”

In addition to the Chamber Business Awards, the Chamber celebrated their 195th anniversary and highlighted their growth and impact in the community at the event. In anticipation of the 2023 Guelph Awards of Excellence, the Chamber also announced the creation of the Frank Hasenfratz Award of Excellence, established in memory of the late Frank Hasenfratz, founder of Linamar and long-time community champion. The Frank Hasenfratz Award of Excellence will celebrate an organization or individual who embodies business excellence and the entrepreneurial spirit, with special considerations for the trades and manufacturing sectors.