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Goderich motel named chamber’s Business of the Year

The 2022 Spirit of Success Awards Gala honoured businesses, organizations and individuals from Goderich, Central and North Huron

Photo by Greg Presseault


The Maple Leaf Motel in Goderich was named Business of the Year at this weekend’s annual Huron Chamber of Commerce awards.

The sold-out 2022 Spirit of Success Awards Gala was held on Nov. 25 at the Knights of Columbus and had a record 92 nominations of local businesses, organizations and individuals for the 11 sponsored awards.

Judges said Maple Leaf Motels application was so genuine and cheerful that even though owners Iqbal Shaukat and Tahseen Tahira are new to the community, they honour the history of the business.

See the full list of winners below.

  • Compass Minerals Environmental and Sustainability Award – Meeting Place Organic Farm
  • Goderich Signal Star Community Impact Award – The Alexandra Rose Long Table Dinner 2022
  • John C. Grace Young Entrepreneur Award – Sydney Pollock of Blake Street Bakery
  • Downtown Goderich BIA Award – Ontario Consolidation Services
  • Huron County Economic Development New Business Award – Eat Local Huron
  • MicroAge Basics Service Award – Coldwell Banker All-Points Festival City Realty, Goderich
  • K2 Wind Ontario Technology / Manufacturing Award – Calhoun Super Structure
  • Tourism Goderich Hospitality Business Award – The Maple Leaf Motel
  • Zehrs Goderich Retail Business Award – Chuck’s Roadhouse
  • Huron County Diversity Award – Bayfield Berry Farm