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Robin-Lee Norris to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

For Immediate Release | May 16, 2018

On June 28, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will join leaders in business, government and community to celebrate the achievements of outstanding local businesses, organizations and individuals at the 2018 Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala. Robin-Lee Norris, an accomplished business and community leader, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guelph Chamber of Commerce at this gala event.

“Robin-Lee Norris epitomizes a lifelong commitment to business and community, having played the role of successful business lawyer, influential community builder and inspiring leader,” says Kithio Mwanzia, President & CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. “Over her celebrated career, Robin-Lee has worked with a vast array of leading local companies and community organizations – successfully helping them grow and flourish. She embodies so many great professional and personal attributes, that have contributed to Guelph being a leading community in Canada.”

In addition to awarding the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Guelph Chamber will present awards in several other categories as part of the 2018 Chamber Business Awards.

The finalists for the 2018 Chamber Business Awards include:

Emerging Business Award:

  • Orangetheory® Fitness Guelph
  • Riot Axe

Community Spirit Award:

  • Guelph Storm
  • Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph
  • TrilliumWest Real Estate Brokerage

Excellence in Business Award (50+ employees):

  • Guelph Family Health Team
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • RBC Royal Bank

Excellence in Business Award (up to 50 employees):

  • Centre Staged Inc.
  • HLB Systems Solutions
  •  Refined Painting

Young Innovator Award:

  • Jarrett Blair, Luna ID
  • Nicolas Durish, University of Guelph
  • Kenna Whitnell, Soleluna Cosmetics Inc. (Altilis Beauty®)

Community Innovator Award:

  • The SEED, a project of Guelph Community Health Centre
  • Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
  • The Making-Box

“Each of these finalists exemplify excellence and play an important role in working towards our commitment to building a smarter, more caring and prosperous community,” said Kithio Mwanzia, President & CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce.

A scholarship will also be awarded to a graduating high school student entering the skilled trades in the fall through the Millennium Scholarship Fund.

This year’s Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala will take place on June 28th at the Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre. This event will present awards including The Mayor’s Awards; Downtown Volunteer of the Year Award; Guelph and Wellington Branch ACO Heritage Awards; Chamber Business Awards; United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin Campaign Awards; and Innovation Guelph Awards. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.

For more information, contact Kithio Mwanzia, President & CEO, Guelph Chamber of Commerce.
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