BEA+ 2022
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2022 Citizen of the Year & BEA+ Award Recipients

The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Winners of the 2022 Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and President’s Award Recipient, along with the Finalists of the 2022 Business Excellence Awards and the launch of the third edition of the BEA+ magazine (that will be released February 23, 2023).

The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates businesses and individuals in Cornwall, SDG, and Akwesasne annually through the Business Excellence Awards presentations, including the Citizen of the Year Award.

The 2022 Citizen of the Year Award is presented to Lynn Chauvin. Lynn is known in the community for her years of dedicated service to several non-profits and service organizations, The Cornwall Optimists, the Children's Treatment Centre, the Cornwall Hospital foundation, the United Way SDG Wine Committee, Agape, and Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce. Lynn also spearheaded her own personal initiative of providing school backpacks and supplies to deserving students. These years of service are well known in the community as she has a gentle heart, a hard-working attitude, and a welcome smile. Other volunteers notice her and are driven to do as much as she does, although following in her footsteps is nearly impossible.

The 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Steve Summers from Melody Music. For over 59 years Melody Music Center has been a pillar of our Downtown Cornwall Community, owner Steve Summers has been dedicated to providing reliable products, advice and service in a customer driven approach.

The 2022 President’s Award is presented to David Murphy. There is no greater ambassador to Cornwall and area than Dave, who’s long term involvement in our community has ranged from charitable fundraising to organizing events and being deeply involved in the local sporting community.

“We are very proud of each of the winners and finalists of this year’s BEA+ 2022 Awards,” states Angela Bero, the Manager of the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce. “Each one is exceptionally deserving of recognition for the work they do to make Cornwall and Area a great community."

View the 2023 BEA+ Magazine Here!

Business Excellence 2022 Award RECIPIENTS


  • Diversity Cornwall
  • Flavor Kingdom
  • Habitat for Humanity

Community Impact Award Recipient: Flavor Kingdom

Sponsored by YourTv Cogeco


  • ActivKare
  • Cornwall City Press
  • FanSaves

Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipient- Karen Brunet from ActivKare

Sponsored by Choose Cornwall


  • Ground Soap
  • Raisin Region Conservation
  • Wilson Architectural Design

Environmental Impact Award Recipient- Wilson Architectural Design

Sponsored by the Bank of Montreal


  • Electrodust
  • Olymel
  • Powell School of Dance

Inclusion & Diversity Award Recipient- Powell School of Dance

Sponsored by Rozon Insurance and Economical


  • Canadian Tire
  • Cornwall Gravel
  • Demolition Plus

Large Business Award Recipient- Canadian Tire

Sponsored by McDougall Insurance


  • Ferme Butte & Bine
  • The Glengarry Market
  • The Water Heater Guy

New Business of the Year Award Recipient- The Glengarry Market

Sponsored by Cornwall Business Enterprise Center


  • Cristill Rock Water & Coffee
  • Roy’s Chevrolet
  • Seguin Financial

Small Business of the Year Award Recipient- Cristill Rock Water

Sponsored by ACC Futures


  • Avonmore Berry Farm
  • CAPE Comic Con
  • Fields of Gold

Tourism Excellence - Fields of Gold

Sponsored by Cornwall Tourism


  • Dr. Joel and Dr. Kylie Leger from Spine Care Plus
  • Gabe Riviere-Reid from Your TV
  • Karine Parthenais from Mellow Brew Marketing

Young Professional - Gabe Riviere-Reid from Your TV

Sponsored by Eastern Ontario Training Board

The Lifetime Achievement - Steve Summers from Melody Music

Sponsored by MNP

The Citizen of the year - Lynn Chauvin

Sponsored by Eastern Ontario Training Board

The Presidents award - David Murphy

Sponsored by Eastern Ontario Training Board

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