The Steinbach Chamber of Commerce is celebrating growth, innovation, quality, commitment to community and so much more at their annual Business Excellence Awards ceremony Thursday evening. 

Acting Executive Director Tessa Masi says it’s important to recognize and celebrate excellence. 

“It's so fun to do the Business Excellence Awards because the businesses are working so hard to serve our community and it's great to celebrate with them when they're doing something awesome.” 

Masi says it isn’t a lengthy event but it’s a great way for the local business community to connect. 

“We have a chance to mix and mingle and get to know people that maybe you haven't met before, and then the President of the Chamber will give an address and then we have a chance to find out who, from the finalists, wins the awards.” 

Interviews with all of this year’s Business Excellence Award winners will be available on SteinbachOnline and the SteinbachOnline app Friday. 

Chamber B.E.A. 2022Friedensfeld hall was buzzing with excitement for the Business Excellence Awards in 2022

Here are the 2023 Finalists:

The Community Involvement Award, presented by Royal Bank RBC, recognizes a business or organization who has demonstrated leadership, made significant contributions to improve the well-being of the community and promotes community involvement as part of their corporate culture.   

The 2023 finalists in this category are: 

  • Ledingham GM 
  • Stone City Coffee Roasters 

The Customer Service Award, presented by the Niverville Credit Union, will be presented to a business who is recognized by the public for the outstanding quality and consistency of their customer service.

The 2023 finalists in this category are: 

  • Brandt Pharmacy 
  • Canadian Tire 
  • GNM Fine Jewellers 

The Future Leader Award, presented by Gislason Targownik Peters, recognizes an individual between 18 to 35 years of age who demonstrates admirable leadership and vision within an organization or business.  This person has significantly impacted their business or organization, driven positive change and/or innovation, and deserves recognition for his or her contributions to our community and/or their industry. 

The 2023 Finalists in this category are: 

  • Evan Schinkel 
  • Nick Lanteigne   

The Non-Profit Excellence Award, presented by Penn-co, recognizes a non-profit organization that is known for enhancing the social, cultural, environmental and economic well-being of our community.  This non-profit organization has been successful in achieving their vision and mandate, as evidenced by the quality of the organization's programs and services, as well as its innovative practices. 

The 2023 Finalists in this category are:  

  • Rest Haven Care Home 
  • Rotary Club of South Eastman 
  • Soup's On Inc. 

The Business of the Year Awards, presented by Steinbach Credit Union, recognize a small business, a medium business, and a large business that exemplify excellence in growth and stability, innovation, quality of product and/or service, human resource practices, and commitment to community and/or industry. 

Small Business: 10 employees or less  
Medium Business: 11 - 39 employees 
Large Business: 40 or more employees 
*full-time equivalent 
The 2023 Small Business of the Year finalists are: 

  • Cloud 9 Ranch 
  • The Detail and Glass Company 
  • The Public Brewhouse and Gallery 

The 2023 Medium Business of the Year finalists are: 

  • Mode40 
  • Super Splash Auto Cleaning 
  • Vantage Woodwork Inc. 

The 2023 Large Business of the Year finalists are: 

  • Penn-co Construction 
  • Santa Lucia Pizza - Steinbach