A gala event was held at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on May 3, 2023, to celebrate the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. The annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions of Chamber members, and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization has sponsored this event for several years.
Joanne Jacyk, Site Director, Ignace, presented the award for New Business Excellence to Lakehead Beer Company. Also nominated were Intrinsic Fitness & Lifestyle and Dawson General Store.
“It was a great pleasure to be able to present this award to Lakehead Beer Company on what has been a very successful first year in business,” Joanne said. “I want to congratulate the other nominees in this category, as well as all of the other businesses who were honoured tonight.”
Charla Robinson is the President of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, and she appreciated the long relationship her organization has had with the NWMO.
“There are many thriving businesses in Thunder Bay, with more coming every year, and holding events such as these is a great way to shine a spotlight on some of the business leaders in our community,” Charla said. “I would like to thank NWMO for once again sponsoring the Business Excellence Awards.”
The NWMO is committed to contributing to the well-being of communities involved in the site selection process. Through sponsorships like this we're able to support a wide variety of local and regional initiatives focusing on community well-being.
About the NWMO
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.
Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for more than 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Holders that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.