Cornwall Ontario – Amidst a night of glamour and glitz, with a wonderful meal prepared by Chef Luc McCabe, performances by trapeze artists and jugglers and music playing, the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards took place at the NAV Centre on Saturday night.
The night was hosted by Bill Halman and Dan Allaire from BOOM 101.9.
Our “Out and about” columnist, Carol Grant was there covering the event for us and at the second Award announcement (the Ambassador of the Year) her evening totally changed when the winner was announced. It was her fiancé Randy Sauve, owner of Fantasy Realm on Pitt Street. The award was to honour the work that is done through CAPE (Cornwall and area Pop Event) an annual ComicCon and pop culture event that in it’s first year saw 3,500 visitors and helped promote Cornwall while Randy and Carol traveled to other ComicCons around Canada researching for their local event.
Carol, who helps Randy put the event together was so excited when she was invited to the stage. She told me “This was so totally unexpected and such an honour” and managed to complete her assignment and cover the rest of the Awards Evening for us. Congratulations to Randy and Carol!
The Seeker also sends Congratulations to all the other winners of the 28th Annual Business Excellence Awards and Citizen of the Year:
Above and Beyond: Dr. Michel Dubuc
Ambassador of the Year: Randy Sauve (Fantasy Realm)
Business of the Year: RMP Construction (Bob Pelda)
Entrepreneur of the Year: Mike Baird and R.J. Payette (Esca Gourmet Pizza)
Lifetime Business Achievement: Morbern Industries (David Bloomfield)
Small Business of the Year: Wilson Funeral Home
Tourism Excellence: 2015 International Plowing Match
Economic Impact: Walmart Canada
2015 Citizen of the Year: Hermann Rogalsky
Another wonderful event organized by Lezlie Strasser and her Team at the Chamber.
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