SLIDESHOW: Business Excellence Awards

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By Nick Seebruch
SLIDESHOW: Business Excellence Awards
Terry Muir embraces Chamber President Shannon Lebrun as he accepts the 2020 Cornwall Citizen of the Year Award (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce held their annual Business Excellence Awards gala on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Taking place at the Cornwall Civic Complex, the sold out event saw 220 attendees celebrate local businesses.

“This year’s business winners are a reflection of the strength and diversity of the Cornwall business community,” said
the Chamber’s president Shannon Lebrun.

There were a few notable changes this year from previous versions of the event. This year’s awards were filmed by YourTV. Also, there were multiple nominees announced for most categories this year.

There were 10 awards given out in total, but the one that always receives the most interest and excitement is the Citizen of the Year Award. This year’s Citizen of the Year is Terry Muir.

A member of the Cornwall Optimists Club, a Governor General Sovereign Medal for Volunteers winner and a community volunteer for more than 30 years, Muir exemplified the qualities sought in a community leader.

“Terry Muir is an example to us all and is representative of Cornwall’s generous spirit,” Lebrun said.

In his acceptance speech, Muir thanked the community, and his wife Wendy.

“The last couple on

The following are the winners of the nine Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards:

Business of the Year – Cornwall Nissan

Small Business of the Year – Glengarry Fine Cheese

Economic Impact – Leclerc Group

Entrepreneur of the Year – Fairy Sweet

Breakthrough Award – Win This Space

Tourism Excellence – Beer, Bourbon, BBQ, and Blues Festival

Young Professionals – Cotton Mill Rehab

Lifetime Business Achievement – Riley’s Bakery

Above & Beyond Award – Jordan and Chris O’Brien owners of Fresh Co

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