Business Excellence Awards 2020

Winners will be announced 8:30 – 9:00 AM from
November 2nd to the 6th on 99.1 FM CKXS Morning Show.

Welcome to the Wallaceburg & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. We are doing things very differently this year; but the spirit remains the same. We are honouring those who have endeavoured to make our community a better place to live, work, and play. Our community has always risen to the challenge of a difficult situation and 2020 is no different. We are made up of teams of people who persevere, innovate, and succeed – but we also care about our neighbours and freely offer our help when possible. This is an amazing community and it is only possible with each of your contributions every day. It deserves celebrating.

On behalf of the board of directors, we extend our congratulations to all our nominees. What you have brought to our community is truly noteworthy and we all thank you for it. Your efforts really make our corner of the world the place to be. The Business Excellence Awards week is about recognizing your amazing work. We also extend our thanks to all those who were not nominated but continue to tirelessly work throughout. Your time will come.

— Eric Van Damme, Chair

Wallaceburg is a great community to live, work & play, there are many volunteers & businesses that have gone above the call of duty to help & assist others especially during this challenging year. I know that businesses have had many challenges, I understand what it takes for small business owners to survive,. The week of the Wallaceburg Business & Community Excellence Awards is about recognizing those businesses & individual people for great contributions to this wonderful community, the hard work, dedication & commitment of our nominees is greatly appreciated. I am so proud of the work of all our nominees and so happy & excited that we were able to bring something positive to our community. Congratulations to all the nominations and winners, in my book you are all winners!

— Jill Misselbrook, Executive Director

Program Sponsors


Proudly Sponsored by McBrayne Feed & Supply

Business of the Year

Proudly Sponsored by Community Futures Development

Chip Gordon Community Builder

Proudly Sponsored by 94.3 CKSY

Citizen of the Year

Proudly Sponsored by Rotary Club of Wallaceburg

Community Inclusion

Proudly Sponsored by Community Living Wallaceburg

Dresden BIA

Proudly Sponsored by Dresden Business Improvement Area

Entrepreneur of the Year

Proudly Sponsored by UCB Canada


Proudly Sponsored by Rulmeca Canada

Industrial Achievement

Proudly Sponsored by Mpower Electric


Proudly Sponsored by North Kent Mutual

Volunteer of the Year

Proudly Sponsored by United Way Chatham-Kent

Young Professional

Proudly Sponsored by Mares Insurance