Tara Wilkinson wins "Children's Choice Award"
at 30th Annual Art in the County Juried Exhibition
Tara Wilkinson & Andrew Csafordi of ANDARA Gallery
Win PEC Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award
for their "Contribution to the Arts"
Award recognizes artistic achievements and business' contributions to local art and culture
The 2022 Prince Edward County Business Excellence Awards, sponsored by The Municipality of Prince Edward, were handed out at the awards ceremony during an exclusive online event, January 26th, 2023.
The ceremony was presented by the Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce and is designed to officially recognize and honour local businesses who have demonstrated a passion for excellence.
In all, more than 50 businesses and individuals were profiled in 7 categories, with recipients announced live online.
ANDARA Gallery was announced the winner from a list of stellar nominees, including The Eddie Hotel & Farm, The Hayloft Dance Hall, Joseph Prinzen Woodworks, Base 31, County Stage Company, Oeno Gallery and Big Lake Arts.
The "Contribution to the Arts" Award recognizes and celebrates the artistic achievements of an individual, organization and/or business' contributions to local art and culture.
During their acceptance speech, ANDARA Gallery Co-Owner/Artist, Tara Wilkinson, congratulated their fellow nominees for their outstanding collective efforts to raise the profile of the Arts in Prince Edward County and summarized her remarks by adding "Together We're Stronger."
The business awards panel of judges were impressed by the calibre of companies represented and every company nominated received careful attention. All nominated companies were evaluated based on the category criteria, including community contributions and business leadership.
This event and awards ceremony celebrates the contributions of business-people and features organizations that exemplify leadership and business excellence in our community.
The Award nominations are based on criteria that include outstanding business leadership, community involvement, entrepreneurship, environmental consciousness, employee welfare, innovation and growth.
The Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce’s focus is to channel the collective strength of the business community to improve the economy.
ANDARA Gallery Wins Tripadvisor's
2021 Travellers’ Choice Award
Award places ANDARA Gallery among the top 10% of attractions worldwide
ANDARA Gallery has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2021 Travellers’ Choice Award Winner for attractions. This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the globe, having earned great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, ANDARA Gallery stood out by continuously delighting travellers with great service and experiences.
“We are beyond thrilled to receive this honour and would like to thank all of the art lovers and collectors who have written such glowing reviews about their visits to ANDARA Gallery, ranking their experiences as “Excellent” with 5 Stars. This award is even more meaningful given the very difficult past year where we were challenged to pivot our business and find new and meaningful ways to connect with our clients. We’re humbled to have our hard work, creativity and persistence recognized, and to be placed in the top 10% of attractions worldwide,” said Tara Wilkinson, co-owner and photographer.
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Travellers’ Choice Awards,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travellers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that are consistently excellent - delivering quality experiences time and time again even while navigating changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers, this award speaks to the great service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”
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