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Below are videos from the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet, held on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

The Legacy Award

This award is selected by the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce and is in recognition of a company that has a long standing reputation in the community. It was with great pleasure to present this award to McDougall’s Garage.


Community Recognition Award

The 2012 Community Recognition Award went to Imatter – Taking care of teen mental health. Cardinal Newman’s peer mentors group of more than 60 students has garnered national, provincial and local recognition. They were honoured for bringing mental health and illness education to the forefront.


Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

This year the selection committee and the Chamber of Commerce had a new award to give out. When going through all the nomination forms, Josh Teesen stood out as a remarkable young man. He is 17 years old and is not only an accomplished fine artist and business owner who has sold over 60 original works and over 100 limited edition prints, but also uses his talent and time to benefit others. He fast tracked high school and is already in 2nd Year University and tonight is being awarded the YOUNG Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


Outstanding Large Business Award

This award is given to the business with over 25 employees who demonstrate;
- Outstanding business practices
- Excellence in community relations
- Sustainable growth and
- Quality customer service
This award recognizes outstanding business achievement, and is presented to a company that stands out in our community as a leader. A business that makes Stoney Creek a better place to work, live, and play. The winner of this year’s 2012 Outstanding Large Business Award goes to Jayne Industries.


Junior Citizen of the Year Award

16 years ago, the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce introduced an award for young Stoney Creek volunteers. In addition to getting this recognition, the recipient also receives a cash award, generously given by the Stoney Creek Lions Club. The Junior Citizen of the Year Award is presented to young people for their outstanding contributions to the community, and within their school. Stoney Creek’s Junior Citizen of the Year for 2012 – From Orchard Park Secondary School is Miss Gagandeep Virdi.


Junior Citizen of the Year Award

The Citizen of the Year award is presented to an individual who continually gives of themselves and helps many others in the process. Our winner this year is a man who has devoted 50 years of his life to either the baseball or hockey benches within our community. His passion is coaching sports and ensuring players of all ages have fun on the field and the ice. For anyone who knows him, they will admire his smile, sense of humor and willingness to help. It is my pleasure to introduce the 2012 Stoney Creek Citizen of the Year – Mr Bill Needham.