Chamber Announces Nominees for 24th Annual Business Awards

October 2, 2014

(Kapuskasing) – The Kapuskasing & District Chamber of Commerce (KDCC) is proud to announce this year’s nominees for the 24th Annual KDCC Business Awards.


New Business of the Year

  • Alternative Health Solutions

  • Bargain Treasures

  • Cordonnerie Francoeur Shoe Repair

  • Details

  • apuskasing Chiropractic Clinic

  • Namaste Studio

  • NEOtech

  • Parrots and Poodles Pet Palace

  • Stormin’ Norman’s Rocking Roadhouse


Not-for-profit of the Year

  • Centre de santé communautaire de Kapuskasing et région

  • Centre éducatif Rayon de Soleil

  • Kapuskasing Golf Club

  • Université de Hearst


Success Story of the Year

  • Blooming Bouquet

  • Centre éducatif Rayon de Soleil

  • Énergie Kapuskasing Energy

  • Namaste Studio

  • PowerPlay Hockey

  • Université de Hearst


Young Professional of the Year

  • Ann Parker (Centre éducatif Rayon de Soleil)

  • Claude Sigouin (ClaSi Spa)

  • Jessica Lallier (Namaste Studio)

  • Mylène Gravel (Le Kaprice)

  • Sheldon Reasbeck (PowerPlay Hockey)


Small Business of the Year (under 5 employees)

  • Bent Willow Farm

  • Entre bonnes mains/In Good Hands

  • Kapuskasing Foot Clinic

  • Le Kaprice

  • Namaste Studio

  • PowerPlay Hockey


Business of the Year (5+ employees)

  • Northern Truss


Lifetime Achievement

  • Claude Babin

  • Claude D’Amours

  • Joey Nadon

  • Linda Poisson

  • Mitch Godin

  • René Labelle

  • Roger Lachance 


“This year marks the 24th Annual Business Awards and we have an outstanding group of finalists that represent the best in business in the Kapuskasing area,” explains Martin Proulx, President of the Kapuskasing & District Chamber of Commerce. “We had more than 60 nominations submitted, and each one offered a compelling story of business success and excellence illustrating the strength of the business community.


The 24th Annual KDCC Business Awards Gala (B.A.G.) will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Centre de loisirs in Kapuskasing. Please join us in celebrating the best in business. For tickets to a great evening, call Kelly at 705-335-2332 or email The awards ceremony will be hosted by motivational speaker and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Stuart Knight. Check out his video on the Chamber website.


The B.A.G. is the final event happening during Small Business Week (SBW). SBW 2014 is brought to you by the Kapuskasing & District Chamber of Commerce, the Kapuskasing Economic Development Corporation, North Claybelt CFDC, the Downtown BIA, the Business Enterprise Centre, the Productivity and Innovation Centre, the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and Canada Business Ontario.

For more information and interviews, please contact:


Kelly Kraby

Membership & Events Coordinator,

Kapuskasing & District Chamber of Commerce

705-335-2332 or


Martin Proulx


Kapuskasing & District Chamber of Commerce

705-335-8553 or 

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