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Business Inspiration Awards

Our Annual Business Awards process honors the mindful decisions of business members with our Business Inspiration Awards.  Reimagined in 2020 to reflect the values and priorities of our community, the categories awarded now include:  Environmental Champion of the Year, Visionary of the Year, Corporate Humanitarian of the Year and Innovator of the Year.

New in 2021, we recognized the inspiring efforts of a Minority- or Woman-Owned Business as well.

Business Inspiration Award Honorees

Since 2000, Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce has honored the inspiring efforts of its business members through our annual Business Awards.  Honorees are firms (including not-for-profits) and/or entrepreneurs, chosen based on award-specific criteria as well as length of time in the market, contributions to the community, outstanding achievement in business and length and depth of involvement in the Chamber.

Consider nominating your firm or another one that inspires you!


Environmental Champion of the Year  Canandaigua Yacht Club
Visionary of the Year  Seager Marine
Corporate Humanitarian of the Year  ESL Federal Credit Union
Innovator of the Year
Minority or Woman Owned Business of the Year
 Pactiv Evergreen
Thai by Night


Environmental Champion of the Year                             The Lake House on Canandaigua
Visionary of the Year                             SimcoHR
Corporate Humanitarian of the Year                             The Salvation Army Canandaigua Corps
Innovator of the Year                             Wegmans Food, Pharmacy & Market Cafe


Tourism     New York Kitchen
Service     The Friend Team
Retail     Lazy Acre Alpacas/Alpaca Country Clothing & Gifts
Industry     Finger Lakes Extrusion



Tourism     Break the Ice Media
Service     Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua
Retail     Peacemaker Brewing   Company
Industry     Canandaigua National Bank & Trust


Tourism     Finger Lakes Visitors Connection
Service     Wood Library
Retail     Canandaigua Federal Credit Union #16176
Industry     JD Chapman Agency, Inc.


Tourism     Ontario County Historical Society
Service     Greater Canandaigua Family YMCA
Retail     Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County, NY/ReStore
Industry     Halco Energy


Tourism     Lazy Acre Alpacas
Service     Finger Lakes Community College
Retail     Thompson Guild Gallery Gift Shop
Industry     Leonard's Express, Inc.


Tourism     Roseland Bowl Family Fun Center
Service     Tall Trainer Fitness Systems
Retail     Image Custom Audio & Video
Industry     CB Craft Brewers


Tourism     Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Service     Nu-Look Collision Centers, Inc.
Retail     Ryan's Wine & Spirits
Industry     LaBarge Media


Tourism     CMAC (Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Service     Park West Hair Design & Spa, Inc.
Retail     Rockcastle Florist
Industry     Rochester Gas & Electric Corp./NYSEG


Tourism     Miami Motel
Service     Woodlawn Cemetery
Retail     Wick-edly Sent Soap and Candle Company
Industry     Patrick Constructors, Inc.


Tourism     Granger Homestead Society, Inc.
Service     Mercy Flight Central, Inc.
Retail     Canandaigua Carpets, Inc.
Industry     Constellation Brands


Tourism     Arbor Hill Grapery
Service     Patty’s Place
Retail     Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery
Industry     Iversen Construction Corp.


Tourism     Bristol Mountain Resort
Service     Kennedy & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
Retail     Randall Farnsworth Auto Group
Industry     Artizahn Dental Studio, Inc.


Tourism     Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
Service     American Red Cross- West Ontario Office
Retail     Crown Jewelers
Industry     Moore Printing Co., Inc.


Tourism     Captain Gray’s Boat Tours
Service     Canandaigua Bus Tours
Retail     Dick Anthony LTD
Industry     Commodore Machine


Service     Ontario ARC/Abbey Industries
Retail     Mobile Music
Industry     Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc.


Tourism     Canandaigua Inn on the Lake
Service     Thompson Health
Retail     Sweet Expressions
Industry     Messenger Post Newspapers


Tourism     Bristol Valley Theatre
Service     The Eye Care Center
Retail     G. Jones Furniture
Industry     Canandaigua Wine Company


Tourism     AAA of Canandaigua
Service     Literacy Volunteers
Retail     The Country Ewe
Industry     Pactiv


Tourism     Canandaigua Inn on the Lake
Service     Ontario County Arts Council
Retail     Canandaigua Motors
Industry     Ultrafab
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