Food in Canada Leadership AwardsThe Food in Canada Leadership Awards are now looking for nominations for the 2015 awards presented by Food in Canada and Grant Thornton. Food and beverage processors will be awarded for excellence in each of the following 5 categories:

  1. Growth
  2. Innovation
  3. Stewardship
  4. Community & Industry Leadership
  5. Health & Wellness

Food in Canada and Grant Thornton are Looking for 2015 Leadership Award Nominees

Food in Canada and Grant Thornton are now looking for nominations for 2015; winners will be profiled in the April 2015 issue of Food in Canada. Take the opportunity to nominate a Canadian-based food and beverage processor for the 2015 Food in Canada Leadership Awards. There is no cost to nominate a company for the awards, and the process takes only a few minutes.

How to Nominate for the 2015 Food in Canada Leadership Award

Do you have one or more customers you believe qualify for these prestigious annual awards? If so, please take a moment to nominate them – there is no cost whatsoever. Visit the Food in Canada Website to nominate a Canadian business for the award: www.foodincanada.com/awards

Note: Entries must be received by midnight Jan. 23, 2015.

More information can be found on the Food in Canada Website.  You can also email questions to ccooper@foodincanada.com

Past Winners of the Food in Canada Leadership Awards include Nature’s Path & Stemmler’s Meat and Cheese

Past winners of the Food in Canada Leadership Awards include Nature’s Path of Richmond, B.C. and Stemmler’s Meat and Cheese of Heidelberg, ON.

Nature’s Path, 2014 Food in Canada Leadership Award: Stewardship Category

Nature’s Path Organic is a family-owned and run business that is known for its great-tasting cereals, granola, breads, and more. But their food is not only great tasting, it is also organic, sustainable, and non-GMO. Nature’s Path has quickly earned itself a reputation across Canada and the United States for its quality food and socially responsible business practices.

Stemmler’s Meat and Cheese, 2014 Food in Canada Leadership Award: Health and Wellness Award

Stemmler’s Meat and Cheese was founded by Gerard and MaryAnn Stemmler in 1985 in Heidelberg, ON, where it continues to operate until this day. Like many small food processors, Stemmler’s began out of a family garage with an outlet at a local farmer’s market. Over the past several years Stemmler’s Meat and Cheese have gained attention for catering to the health needs of people with special dietary needs, in addition to having received numerous awards that include those from local media, Profit magazine, and the Ontario Independent Meat Processors Council (OIMP).

Learn More about Government Grants and Loans for Food and Beverage Processors

Mentor Works has worked with dozens of nationally and internationally recognized food and beverage processors to help them overcome financial obstacles to growth. Attend a free Funding for Agriculture and Agri-Food webinar on January 23, 2015 to learn more about the many lucrative funding opportunities available to your business.

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Ryan has a BA in economics, an MSc in management, and several published works including two books. As Marketing Analyst at Mentor Works, Ryan enjoys communicating with business owners & executives about government grants and funding available to help overcome obstacles to growth.

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