Ross Video took home one of the top honours at the fifth annual Municipality of South Dundas Awards of Excellence Thursday.
About 85 people attended for breakfast at the McIntosh Country Inn and Conference Centre in Morrisburg. This marked the first time the event was held in person since 2020.
“South Dundas is unique in so many ways. I know every one of you in the room here today knows this and contributes to that,” said Mayor Jason Broad, who delivered a keynote speech. “You can change lives; your business or services changes lives; you impact people every day; you are important and you are South Dundas.”
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“This award ceremony celebrates and brings recognition to so many deserving businesses and individuals in our community,” said Rob Hunter, economic development officer with the municipality.
Award winners were:
Business of the Year: Lloyd McMillan Equipment
Community Builder: Arla Casselman-Veinotte
Innovation Award: Ross Video Ltd.
Tourism Award: Diane Sullivan, Arabesque Pottery Studio
Young Professional: Ethan Hamilton
Agriculture Leadership: Smyth’s Apple Orchard
New Business: McArthur Muscle Restoration & Performance
Deputy Mayor Marc St. Pierre announced the 2023 Community Improvement Plan (CIP) recipients, including Emard Bros. Lumber; Seaway Crafters Guild; Frank Ault Excavating; and Stone Crop Acres.
The CIP program allows municipalities to provide annual financial assistance for the rehabilitation of lands and/or buildings within defined boundaries.