Black LABB

Business Start-Up presented by CN

Black LABB (Linda and Becky’s Boutique) launched in September of 2020 as a Canadian-made women’s clothing line. It allows women of all shapes and sizes from size small to 3X to add their own style and uniqueness to their wardrobe. Their tagline is so fitting…Simply Styled by You.


Kuppajo Espresso Bar Inc

Service Excellence presented by Technica Mining

I believe the atmosphere of our business is what really sets us apart from ourbcompetition. We cater to everyone – whether you are living on the streets of downtown Sudbury, a student with big dreams, or a professional in the midst of a successful career. We welcome everyone with open arms, and I truly believe this creates the warm atmosphere and authentic community vibe that you find within the business.


A10 Fabrication

Small Enterprise presented by Regional Business Centre

Handling all fabrication projects at our new 42-acre location, no matter how complex the size or scope; A10 Fabrication distributes quality and manufactures relationships. With a family-oriented business model and exponential growth in mind, the future of A10 is strong as the steel used in the industrial projects. Innovation and leading-edge technology help make our services virtually unlimited. If you can think it, we can make it. We believe in building a workforce that is dedicated to the success of the company and customer satisfaction. Our diverse team of expert tradespeople along with our wide range of equipment and innovative workmanship give us the opportunity to tackle even the most challenging custom projects.


The Alibi Room

Entrepreneur of the Year presented by RBC

The Alibi Room is an inclusive, modern, upscale and sophisticated cocktail oasis located in Downtown Sudbury. They pride themselves on their creative approach and innovative spirit that helps them create an unmatched experience for anyone walking through their doors.

Kyle Marcus is the owner of The Alibi Room and longtime entrepreneur. He prides himself on creating an encouraging and stimulating environment for both the guests and staff.


Amanda Thirkill Photography

Young Entrepreneur of the Year presented by Greater Sudbury Plumbing & HVAC

Amanda Thirkill is a commercial and brand photographer. Amanda helps businesses share their stories through captivating imagery by taking a marketing-driven approach, personalizing the photography experience with each client, and empowering her subjects in front of the lens.


IRegained Inc

Innovation presented by Cambrian College 

IRegained is a Digital Neurotherapeutics (DTx) company helping 100 M stroke survivors world-wide live independently once again. IRegained’s MyHand System offers a new paradigm in hand function rehabilitation which leverages neuroplasticity to ‘reprogram’ neural pathways and recover motor control with telemedicine, AI & IoMT platforms. It’s a lifechanging technology with strong IP, $30B market opportunity & low regulatory
barrier to entry.


WAT Supplies

Best Place to Work presented by Collège Boréal

WAT Supplies is a locally owned, family-run business distributing industrial and janitorial supplies, food service disposables, food products, coffee & tea, and so much more throughout Northern Ontario.


Orix Geoscience Inc.

Company of the Year presented by MNP

Orix Geoscience is a geological firm advancing exploration and mining projects through the integration of data and innovative geological understanding. The Orix team supports their clients by providing a full cycle of exploration services. In 10 years, Orix continues to focus on corporate culture, quality of work, and entrepreneurial partnerships.


NISA / Northern Initiative for Social Action

Not for Profit / Charity Excellence presented by TD

NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action is a non-profit mental health organization based in Greater Sudbury. Our organization is run by and for people with lived experience of mental health challenges/mental illness. We offer peer support, on-site and free of charge, to our members, as well as to the Greater Sudbury community via outreach work, as well as our Regional Warm Line, a pre-crisis telephone service. Our motto is that we are a place for being, belonging and becoming. NISA is a space to free ourselves from stigma, and become a whole person, first and foremost. We believe that as peers, we have the unique skills and perspectives to help others in their own recovery journey.


Chris Laking, Laking Group

Executive of the Year presented by the City of Greater Sudbury / Greater Sudbury Development Corporation

Laking Toyota was established in March 1990 when Chris and Debbie Laking purchased the local Toyota dealership.  Since then, the Laking Group of Companies has grown to include Northern Nissan, Imperial Collision Centre, Forest and Lawn Equipment Supply, Hertz Sudbury and Sudbury Signs and Designs.  Delivering an exceptional customer experience is the key to their success.  The extraordinary staff of the Laking Group is committed to their mission statement “We are Dedicated to Bringing our Customers the Highest Quality of Service, Delivered with Warmth, Friendliness and Pride.”