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Guelph Chamber Celebrates 2024 Business Award Recipients at Guelph Awards of Excellence Event

Jun 24, 2024

Guelph, June 24, 2024:  On June 20, 2024 the Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosted over 350 community leaders to celebrate the achievements of outstanding local businesses, organizations, and individuals at the Guelph Awards of Excellence. Recipients of this year’s 2024 Chamber Business Awards were selected from a robust list of finalists and nominees from across Guelph.  

The 2024 Chamber Business Award recipients are:   


Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Scotiabank:  

Steven Kraft 


Emerging Business Award, presented by RBC Royal Bank: 

Flow State Bike Co. 


Difference Maker Award, presented by Linamar: 

Guelph Family Martial Arts 


Not-for-Profit of the Year Award, presented by Bell: 

The Shelldale Partnership: Guelph Community Health Centre, Kindle Communities, Stonehenge Therapeutic Community, Skyline 


Customer Service Award, presented by CN Rail: 

Natalie Maaden Laser & Spa  


Innovation Award, presented by TD Commercial Bank: 

Linamar iHub 


Sustainability Award, presented by Conestoga College: 

Guelph Solar 


Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by Skyline: 

Amber Duff 


Young Professional of the Year Award, presented by the University of Guelph: 

Fay Yachetti, Skyline 


Frank Hasenfratz Award of Excellence, presented by the City of Guelph, Economic Development & Tourism: 

Khalil Khamis, Crafty Ramen & Harvey’s 



“Celebrating and recognizing some of the amazing businesses and leaders in our community at the Guelph Awards of Excellence is something I look forward to every year,” says Shakiba Shayani, President & CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. “Congratulations to the finalists and winners – thank you for continuing to demonstrate business excellence and for inspiring our community to continue to push for better.”