GODERICH – The community has offered up a record 92 nominations of businesses, organizations and individuals for the Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron 2022 Spirit of Success Awards.

Nominations include organizations that run events that make an impact in the community, young people with the courage to start businesses, businesses that provide stellar service and give back to the community and other criteria of excellence in 10 sponsored award categories.

“This year we have nominations from every corner of our coverage area. The number of unique nominations is an indication of the strength of our business community. There are a lot of people out there doing really wonderful work and contributing to the community,” said Heather Boa, operations manager for the Chamber.

Nominations include: BYOB Zero Waste Depot, Coastal Coffee Company, Meeting Place Organic Farm, Pick A Posie Vintage, The Alexandra Rose Long Table Dinner 2022, Blyth Festival 2022 Season at the Harvest Stage, CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon, Froggy Fest, Downtown Goderich BIA The Launch ‘A Feast for the senses’, Harvest Fest, Strictly Business with Trevor Bazinet, United Way Perth-Huron – Coldest Night of the Year, Dawson Currie, Niki Berry, Sydney Pollack, David Aylward and Ellen McManus of East Street Cider Co., Forever and Beyond, Ontario Consolidation Services, Victim Services Huron, West Street Dental Clinic, Berry Honest Co., BRØD Bread & Pastry, Eat Local Huron, To Your Table. By Kimberley, Coldwell Banker All-Points Festival City Realty -Goderich, Heart to Heart Financial Inc., Heykoop Construction, Takalo and Burt Chartered Accountants, The Ross Firm, Tribute Studios, Akromold, Calhoun Super Structure, Jokey North America Inc., Blake Street Bakery, Blyth Festival, Maitland Valley Grotto, The Maple Leaf Motel, Part II Bistro, River Run Restaurant, Steve and Mary’s On The Square, Sweet Love Eats, The Den, Bayfield Berry Farm, Chuck’s Roadhouse, Chisholm TV & Stereo, Edge Wood Décor, Firmly Rooted, Goderich Print Shop, Goderich Web Design & Hosting, Here On Lake Huron, Pitlane Automotive, The Cannabis Guys, The Den Plant Café, The Red Door, Wuerth’s Shoes, Cait’s Café, Maitland Valley Family Health Team, and Mental Health Matters Wingham.

Winners will be announced at the 2022 Spirit of Success Gala, a return to a live event on Friday, Nov. 25 at the Knight of Columbus Centre in Goderich. The dinner will be catered by Part II Bistro, with Master of Ceremonies Nick Sawicki of 101.7 The Morning Show. Motivation keynote address by John Kiser, who is the regional manager of business banking for Libro Credit Union. Dinner entertainment by local musician John Power.

Ticket sales are now closed.

Awards nominations categories include: Compass Minerals Environmental and Sustainability Award; Goderich Signal Star Community Impact Award; John C. Grace Young Entrepreneur Award; Downtown Goderich BIA Award; Huron County Economic Development New Business Award; MicroAge Basics Service Award; K2 Wind Ontario Technology / Manufacturing Award; Tourism Goderich Hospitality Business Award; Zehrs Goderich Retail Business Award and Huron County Diversity Award.

The Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron will present the Business of the Year Award.

This event is co-sponsored by Libro Credit Union and Zehrs Goderich. Awards are sponsored by Artech Signs and Graphics. Entertainment is sponsored by Community Futures Huron. Media sponsor is Blackburn Media Inc.