Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce presents business awards

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The winners of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce 26th annual Business Excellence Awards were presented Thursday evening at the Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts.

The person of the year award went to AJ Keilty of Keilty Realty Corporation.

The employer of the year award was won by the law firm of Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham.

The new business of the year award was presented to Kingston Quality Pools & Landscaping Ltd.

“As a business community, we’re immensely proud of our city and, in particular, of our local businesses who contribute to our vibrancy, our economy and ultimately our success,” Karen Cross, CEO of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce said in a statement. “We’re glad to be able to organize this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work — both the good moments and the challenging ones — that our business owners and leaders have experienced in the past year.”

Other winners were Canada’s Penitentiary Museum with the hospitality and tourism award, H’art Center with the arts and culture award, Kingston Paint and Decorating with the customer experience award, Ontario Provincial Fence with the skilled trades award, Laura Simpson of All Ways Clean Inc . with the young entrepreneur award, and the social impact award was given to Breast Cancer Action Kingston.

The 27th Business Excellence Awards will be held in the spring of 2023 with more details to be released this winter, said the release.

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