Hats off: Leading Orléans businesses honoured

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The Orléans Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Business Excellence Awards. The recipients included Jeremy Ash of C.C. Tatham & Associates (non-financial professional of the year), Bellefleur Physiotherapy(small business of the year), Core Elements Registered Massage Therapy (new business of the year), Lisa Cruickshank of State Farm Insurance (businessperson of the year), Cumberland United Soccer Club(community and not-for-profit organization of the year), Downsize Fitness (arts, recreation and leisure business of the year), Lunetterie Clearview Eyewear (retail business of the year), Oakwood (large business of the year), Jason Pilon of RE/MAX Hallmark Pilon Group Realty (realtor of the year), Rangoli Indian Cuisine & Sweets(restaurant of the year), Rhapsody Strategies (service business of the year), Amanda-Lyn Smith of The Massage and Treatment Clinic (health-care professional of the year) and Paul Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt & Associates (financial professional of the year).

Ottawa’s first Prism Awards were held to honour businesses and organizations with coaching programs. The awards recognize outstanding organizational coaching initiatives that meet professional standards, address strategic goals, shape organizational culture and have measurable effects, local organizers say. The recipients included MD Financial Management (private sector); Export Development Canada (public sector); and Canadian Blood Services (not-for-profit).

Kroon Electric has received an International Contractor of the Year award by TEGG Service. The recognition acknowledges Kroon Electric’s sales growth, profitability and adherence to technical standards and training, among other achievements.

Ottawa renovator Amsted Design-Build has been recognized with its seventh consecutive Guildmaster Award for demonstrating exceptional customer service in the residential construction industry. The award is presented by GuildQuality, a third-party surveying company, and acknowledges a recommendation rate of 100 per cent from surveyed customers.


Intouch Insight has added the position of vice-president of sales to its leadership team and has appointed Rob Sutherland to the position. Mr. Sutherland brings more than 20 years of sales experience, much of it in the SaaS and software space, to his new role.

DRS Technologies Canada has appointed Martin Munro as vice-president and general manager of its operations in Canada.