The upper hall of the Caruso Club in Sudbury was packed Thursday night as the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 26th annual Bell Business Excellence Awards honouring local entrepreneurs.
More than 140 nominations were received for 10 award categories and organizers said it speaks to the resiliency of the business community. Three judges, consisting of two of the 2022 award winners, narrowed each category down to three finalists and one winner.
“Coming out of the pandemic and having an awards gala, being able to gather as a group and celebrate businesses and celebrate the struggles of being able to make it through the pandemic is huge,” Anthony Davis, the chamber chair, told CTV News in an interview.
“And being able to be here with other businesses that went through the exact same thing you did, maybe different industries, but similar struggles… it’s great. It’s great to get it off your chest but to celebrate it as well.”
BEST BUSINESS START-UP
The three finalists for Best Business Start-Up were Details Event Planning & Décor, FROSKR and Noojimo Health.
FROSKR, an environmental consulting services company that started in 2021, took home the award.
“Entrepreneurship is hard work, so congratulations to our team, who hustles every day,” company president Kati McCartney said to the crowd as she accepted the award.
Entrepreneurship is hard work, so congratulations to our team, who hustles every day
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