Nominate Your Choice for a Distinguished Award

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Cornwall, Ontario – Business excellence can be found in every corner of our community and the people of Cornwall can be a part of it!

With that, the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce invites the public to nominate their choices for one of a number of distinguished business awards.

“On February 23, 2019, the Chamber will pay tribute to selected firms and individuals who strive for the best and make our community a better place to work and to live, states Chamber President, Rory MacLennan. “For over 30 years, the Chamber has recognized Cornwall’s business best with our prestigious Business Excellence Awards banquet.”

While the Chamber identifies some of those who have excelled in various business sectors, it seeks public input as well. “We believe that people in our community can help when it comes to nominating candidates, and we look to them for their recommendations,” continues MacLennan.

Executive Manager Lezlie Strasser summarizes the various categories. “There are six principal business awards recognizing worthy local firms,” she says. “Then, there are three individual awards and two special awards.” Strasser notes that the special awards, the Dr. Garth Taylor Humanitarian, and Breakthrough, are only conferred when there is a suitable candidate or, an extraordinary event.

The Citizen of the Year. “This is a significant award and it pays tribute to someone who has made an exceptional contribution to our community,” notes MacLennan. “The winner announced during the 2019 banquet will be the 47th in a long list of worthy Cornwall and area citizens.”

The Chamber is now seeking nominations in the various categories and people throughout the region are encouraged to submit. Those wishing to nominate a firm or individual may visit the Chamber web site at They can also pick up nomination forms from the Chamber office at 113 Second Street East.

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