Greater Woodstock Chamber of Commerce honours two local businesses

by | Nov 10, 2023

GWCC celebrates Small Business Week with awards

The Corey Group of Companies and King Sports were honoured at a Small Business Week celebration at Connell House in Woodstock.

Business owners Wes Corey and brothers Dave and Paul Kitchen were on hand to accept the Greater Woodstock Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) Small Business of the Year awards. 

The Kitchen brothers own and operate King Sports on Connell Street. Initially started by their father and uncle in 1989, the family-owned business recently moved locations. Dave and Paul have worked hard to expand their product offerings while supporting the community and serving customers’ needs. 

“No day is ever the same,” the brothers told the chamber. 

Wes Corey is a well-known businessman in the region. He owns Corey Ford (which opened in 2005), Corey Auto and Recreation (formerly Corey Car Centre, which initially opened in 2009) and The River Restaurant (which opened in 2014). All three businesses operate with a focus on families and the community.

The Corey Team has been recognized as one of the top Ford dealers in Canada for customer satisfaction for over 30 years.

When asked by the chamber what his personal interests are, Wes replied, “Family, business, charities, and helping others.” 

The Corey Group has donated to schools, sports teams, local charities, and provided meals during the pandemic, providing help when people needed it most. In presenting the award, the chamber noted Wes Corey never hesitates to donate to those in need and never looks for recognition. 

GWCC member Greg MacPherson, who owns Manulife Securities in Woodstock, acted as Master of Ceremonies and presented the awards at the Small Business Mixer event at Connell House on Oct. 17. 

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