|The winners of the 2023 Kingston Business Awards, presented by title sponsor MNP LLP and organized by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, have been announced. Awards were presented Thursday evening at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.|
We are thrilled to recognize exemplary models of excellence and community service by businesses and leaders in the greater Kingston area, and the invaluable contribution they make to Kingston's economic development, unique character, and outstanding quality of life. Congratulations to all of our recipients, and thank you to the sponsors, awards committee members, judges, and many local businesses who have helped make this event a possibility.
Award: Hospitality, sponsored by Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.
Winner: Miss Bāo Restaurant + Cocktail Bar
Award: Social Impact, sponsored by KEYS Job Centre
Winner: Patry Group of Companies
Award: New Business of the Year, sponsored by BluMetric Environmental Inc.
Winner: Mayla Concept
Award: Young Entrepreneur, sponsored by Kingston Economic Development Corporation
Winner: Dr. Akshay Rajaram of Caddie Health
Award: Skilled Trades, sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
Winner: Bourgon Construction
Award: Customer Experience, sponsored by BMO Bank of Montreal
Winner: Mio Gelato
Award: Arts & Culture, sponsored by Enbridge Gas Inc.
Winner: Kingston Canadian Film Festival
Award: Employer of the Year, sponsored by ReStart Employment Services
Winner: Friendly Fires
Award: Business Person of the Year, sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Greater Kingston Area
Winner: Jason Taylor of Taylor AutoMall
Winners were decided by a volunteer committee of judges from other Chambers of Commerce across Canada, and the awards event itself was organized by Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce staff with assistance from the Chamber’s volunteer Kingston Business Awards Committee.
The 2023 Kingston Business Awards were additionally made possible through the support of partner sponsor Bell Canada along with additional sponsors Scotiabank; VIA Rail Canada Inc.; Jamstone Productions; Cunningham Swan Carty Little & Bonham LLP; Diamond Hotels Management Inc.; Aspen Web Services; AA DJs; Hydro One Networks Inc.; the award sponsors; and title sponsor MNP LLP.
The next Kingston Business Awards will be held in spring of 2024 with more details to be released this winter.