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2014 Winners

Union Gas Student Essay Scholarship: Emily Soares

Union Gas Student Essay Scholarship: Emily Soares

"We are the future of clean energy, and it is our responsibility to aid in the saving of our planet."

Judges' Choice Award: S&T Group

"Our open-door policy gives us the opportunity to take all feedback received and try to better our services and make our operations limitless as to what we can do."

Export Award: Symboticware Inc.

Widespread global recognition is coming fast for Kirk Petroski, president and CEO of Symboticware, with his intelligent monitoring system that collects real time data on underground mobile assets.

Entrepreneurial Community of the Year: Downtown Village Development Corp.

"All I could see was this potential," she said. "There was nothing appealing to look like a place you wanted to be, to hang out and live."

First Nations Business Award of Excellence: Data Cabling (DC) Communications

"Their team has quickly become our default vendor for all cabling and multimedia."

Innovation Award: iRing Inc.

After three years of development, iRing INC. has brought a software package to market that could take mine planning to another level.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Jennifer Taback

The firm's slate of services includes branding, website development, copywriting, photography, editorial services, printing, stationary design, signage systems, and package design.

Entrepreneur of the Year: Justus Veldman

"Mr. Veldman and the Riversedge team are relative newcomers to Sault Ste. Marie, but in two remarkable years have had a significant, refreshing impact on the fabric of the community."

Company of the Year (51+ Employees): Villeneuve Construction

Villeneuve Construction now owns more than 150 aggregate resources across Northern Ontario that provide a variety of material types including stone, sand, gravel, crushed aggregates and topsoil.

Company of the Year (16-50 Employees): J.D. Aero Technical Inc.

"They quickly earned a reputation for providing superior quality and workmanship and have become a key player in aviation operations worldwide."