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26th Annual Awards Ceremony

The Business Excellence Awards are dedicated to recognizing exemplary models of excellence and community service by Greater Kingston's businesses, and the invaluable contribution they make to Kingston's economic development, unique character and outstanding quality of life.

Being recognized by one's peers, either by nomination or award recipient, is a thank you for the hard work and risk nominees have incurred. As ambassadors for business in Kingston, nominees and award recipients provide guidance and inspiration to new and seasoned businesses as well as young, aspiring entrepreneurs. They help foster the spirit of adventure and enterprise, risk and reward for all.

The excitement builds as each step of the awards process leads towards the glittering awards ceremony where the winners are revealed. The atmosphere is electric and we’re told, time and time again, that nothing compares to the Business Excellence Awards!

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Take a look at our 2021 Award Recipients

Top reasons to apply for the awards

Of course, it’s quite natural to wonder why you should take the time to apply for an award. However, trust us when we say, we’ll make it worth your while.

A chance to stand out and shine

Receiving an award is often seen as a pivotal facet of a business's marketing strategy, as it offers award winners a higher chance of competing in the marketplace by attracting more clients and employees. Whether they take home an award or are nominated, it can mean a great deal for a business owner who is working hard to get their business name out there. You can nominate a local business, or self-nominate as a business owner or employee.


The Business Excellence Awards is the perfect stage for you to stand out and shine with your accomplishments in the business world. It is a place where all your hard work, passion, dedication, and determination are recognized before everyone in the world. Furthermore, it is the perfect opportunity to materialize your outreach campaigns by attracting more clients, employees, and partners. 


Get to know our 2022 sponsors

The Business Excellence Awards could not have prospered without the generous support of our annual partners. We are very grateful to our partners and would like to extend our gratitude for their support, motivation, and belief. 


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National in scope and local in focus, MNP is one of Canada’s leading professional services firms — proudly serving individuals, businesses, and organizations since 1958. MNP provides client-focused accounting, consulting, tax, and digital services.


Partner Sponsor

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business communications services.

Customer Experience Award

Full range of personal and commercial banking services plus Financial Planning and Estate and Trust Services.


Social Impact Award

A community based Employment Resource Centre open to all community members. Individual employment counselling and coaching, retraining opportunities, job preparation and placement; as well as, access training funding to increase their marketability, KEYS is the Community Employment Centre.


New Business of the Year Award

BluMetric, assess and recommends environmental solutions. They design, build, and deploy turn-key cleantech systems tailored to your needs.

BluMetric's team includes scientists, engineers, industrial hygienists, environmental auditors, project managers, water system specialty trades, financial management specialists, and support personnel.


Entertainment Sponsor

Cunningham Swan Carty Little & Bonham LLP comprises 30+ committed lawyers who work together with a highly skilled support staff, offering a full range of experienced legal support to Southeastern Ontario.

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Pam's Flowers are dedicated to serving your every gift giving need. They offer friendly and efficient customer service as well as a user-friendly website.

Floral Sponosr Sponsor

Employer of the Year Award


ReStart is a community based, non-profit, employment service provider. We offer a range of services for employers & employees to help with job preparation, job matching, and retaining employment/talent. We also provide funding to assist individuals to pursue further education to increase their marketability through Better Jobs Ontario, and for employers to help upskill their existing workforce with the Canada-Ontario Job Grant.

Skilled Trades Award


Deposit and investment services, personal loans and mortgages, portfolio management, financial advice and planning, commerical services, mutual funds. Mobile investment and mortgage specialists

 Business Person of the Year Award

McDonald's Restaurant - Industry leader in quick service restaurants, eight locations servicing the Greater Kingston Area. Locally owned and operated.Mcdonald's has gotten to know not only your favourite orders, but what’s important to you in the bigger picture. They support our country’s farmers by sourcing Canadian beef, potatoes, dairy and freshly cracked Canada Grade A eggs. We also help children and families in need, providing youth with their first jobs, and empowering franchisees to grow successful businesses.


Program Sponsor

Provides Immigration Consulting for new Canadians and aspiring immigrants, international students and temporary foreign workers. Providing Equity Diversity and Inclusion consulting to SMEs to build inclusive workplaces.


BDC provides a wide range of financial and consulting services for small and medium-sized businesses.

Nomination Reception Sponsor

Tourism & Hospitality Award

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CPG Business operating from Port Hope to Cornwall selling a diverse portfolio of non alcoholic beverages

Video Sponsor

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Providing a full range of post-secondary educational programs and service in Kingston and area. Training and consulting for private, public and not-for-profit organizations provided through St. Lawrence.

Young Entrepreneur Award

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KingstonEcDev) is committed to the key issue of long-term economic sustainability for the City of Kingston.


Cocktail Hour Sponsor

Inter-city passenger train services offering several daily departures to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Group and incentive travel available. Corporate rates available.

Photography Sponsor

Kroeker Photo (Luke) services the Kingston area, as well as most of Eastern Ontario offering lifestyle portraits, weddings, events, businesses, or family photography. He strives to create stunning, quality images for his clients. Luke has been capturing memories since 2007.


Interested in becoming a sponsor?

In addition to it being a high profile event to be apart of, it allowed us to network and develop lasting partnerships that have benefited our business.

Chris Clarke, General Manager
K. Mulrooney Trucking

Sponsoring the Tourism & Hospitality Excellence Award was a great way for Coke Canada to connect with the local community and build sustaining relationships in the industry.

Kate Luczynski, General Manager
Coca Cola Canada Bottling Limited

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