The Steinbach Chamber hosts personal Business Excellence Awards again –

After two years of virtual celebrations, the IHK Steinbach 2022 Business Excellence Awards return to an in-person event on Tuesday, September 27th.

Executive Director Michelle Bezditny says it’s important to celebrate Steinbach companies in this way, recognizing their success and community involvement. “We are absolutely thrilled to be the host, especially after the last two years,” enthuses Bezditny. “We know Steinbach is a unique city with a diverse economy, and the Steinbach Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards recognize the significant role these companies play in making our community incredible.”

According to Bezditny, over 40 nominations have been received in recent months. Upon completion of the nominations, an independent selection committee carefully evaluates the submissions and then selects the recipients in each category: Company of the Year, Community Engagement, Future Leader, and Non-Profit Excellence.

“The only one selected by public vote is the Customer Service Award,” adds Bezditny. “We’ve heard it’s an absolute honor to be nominated, and by looking at the number of nominations, we know these companies are doing an exceptional job in our community.”

The evening will begin with a networking opportunity, followed by a State of the City address from Mayor Earl Funk and a message from Chamber President Christine Beaumont.

“Then we will move on to the formal portion of the evening, celebrating business excellence and presenting awards across a range of categories.”

2021 Large Company of the Year Winner, HyLife

The Customer Service Award, sponsored by the Niverville Credit Union, is awarded to a company that has been recognized by the public for the outstanding quality and consistency of its customer service. Finalists in this category are Coffee Culture Café & Eatery, Denver’s Window Cleaning Services and Smitty’s Family Restaurant (Steinbach).

The prize for social commitment, sponsored by RBC Royal Bank, recognizes a company or organization that has demonstrated leadership by making significant contributions to improving the well-being of the community and encourages community engagement as part of their corporate culture. Finalists in this category are Smitty’s Family Restaurant (Steinbach), Sobeys Steinbach and the Steinbach Pistons.

The Future Leader Award, sponsored by GTP Accounting, recognizes an individual between the ages of 18 and 35 who demonstrates admirable leadership and vision within an organization or business. This individual has made a significant impact on their business or organization, driving positive change and/or innovation, and deserves recognition for their contributions to our community and/or industry. Finalists in this category are Evan Schinkel of Superior Projects, Jamie Roy of the Steinbach Pistons and Stefan Hodelmann of Avedo Inc.

The Non-Profit Excellence Award, sponsored by Schinkel Properties, recognizes a nonprofit organization known for improving the social, cultural, environmental, and economic wellbeing of our community and which has successfully fulfilled its vision and mission, as evidenced by the quality of its programs and services, and innovative practices. Finalists in this category are enVision Community Living, Safe Families Canada – Steinbach Chapter and Steinbach Family Resource Centre.

The “Company of the Year” award., sponsored by the Steinbach credit union, is divided into three categories: small, medium and large – determined by the number of employees. These awards recognize companies that demonstrate excellence in most, if not all, of the following areas: growth and stability, innovation, product or service quality, people practices, and community and/or industry commitment.

The finalists for Small Business of the Year are Old Church Bakery, Simply Boxed, and Stone City Coffee Roasters. The finalists for Medium Business of the Year are Main Bread & Butter, Zahnklinik Steinbach, Unger’s Feeds & Meats. The finalists for Big Company of the Year are Barkman Concrete, Loewen Windows & Doors and Silver Lining Care.

2021 Small Business of the Year Winner, Stone City Coffee Roasters2021 Small Business of the Year Winner, Stone City Coffee Roasters

Bezditny expresses additional appreciation for event sponsors Loewen Windows & Doors, World Trade Center – Winnipeg, GNM Fine Jewelers and Let’s Celebrate Rentals. “We’re really excited and very much looking forward to having the opportunity to connect with these nominees, the finalists and the recipients,” says Bezditny. “It’s just an absolute honor to host this event and celebrate the business excellence in our community.”

The IHK Steinbach Business Excellence Awards 2022 will be presented in person on September 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Bürgerhaus Friedensfeld.

You can find more information at Business Excellence Awards 2022 of the IHK Steinbach – 09/27/2022 – – #micronet_heading# – IHK Steinbach

Event Sponsors:

Sponsor of the Company of the Year award.

Steinbach Credit Union

Sponsor of the Community Involvement Award


Customer Service Award Sponsor


Sponsor of the Future Leader Award


Sponsor of the non-profit excellence award


media sponsor


wine sponsor


Appetizer Sponsor


decoration sponsor


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