6:30 a.m., Jan. 31)
businesses fêted at Chamber of Commerce biz awards
By Fred Sherwin
Sante Chiropratic and Wellness Centre owner
Dr. Nathalie Bauchamp won two awards for Healthcare
Professional of the Year and Small Business
of the Year at the Orléans Business
Excellence Awards Thursday night. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Orléans business community celebrated some of their
own on Thursday during the 12th annual Business Excellence
Awards at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.
were handed out in 13 different categories starting with
the Retail Business of the Year which was presented to
Orléans Boat World co-owner Marc Savage.
Business Excellence Awards are open to members of the
Orléans Chamber of Commerce. Voting took place
online between Nov. 14 and Jan. 7 and was open to members
of the public.
year's big winner was Sante Chriopratic and Wellness Centre
owner Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp who won a pair of awards
for Healthcare Professional of the Year and Small Business
of the Year. She was also a finalist for Business Person
of the Year.
been in community for 17 years. It's humbling. It's heart-warming
to know that a lot of people use my services and appreciae
what I do. It's very humbling," said Dr. Beauchamp
after picking up her second award of the night.
award for Large Business of the Year went to the Promenade
Retirement Residence, while real estate broker Paul Rushforth
was named Business Person of the Year.
accepting his award Rushforth thanked his wife and his
entire real estate team for making Paul Rushforth Real
Estate the third fastest growing business in Ottawa last
year. He also recognized the entrepreneurial spirit of
his fellow small business owners in the room.
to all of you. I know the challenges you face and I encourage
you to keep at it because you are truly the back bone
of the community," said Rushforth.
honourees included Josée Virgo for Professional
of the Year; Orleans Autopro for Service and Sales Business
of the Year; Rangoli Indian Cuisine for Restaurant of
the Year; Patricia Bonacci for Financial Services Business
of the Year; Moksha Yoga Orléans for Arts, Leisure
and Recreation Business of the Year; Brian Eustace from
Paul Rushforth Realty for Realtor of the Year; the Orléans
Army Cadets for Community/Non-Profit Organization of the
Year; and Stephen Blais for Community Service Business
of the Year.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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