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Rethymno Chamber of Commerce business awards

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Business Awards!

Rethymno held a special ceremony on March 9th. At this event, the Rethymno Chamber of Commerce gave awards to 11 excellent local businesses.

The awards showed how businesses in Rethymno are growing, looking outwards, and able to succeed even in tough economic times. They can overcome challenges and keep developing.

The awarded businesses were from different sectors like tourism, manufacturing, shipping and logistics, and food production.

This ceremony highlighted that Rethymno is a great place for businesses. The local companies are strong, innovative, and can thrive despite crises. Rethymno supports entrepreneurship and is an attractive destination for new business opportunities.

In the "Social Responsibility - Contribution to the Local Community" category, Rethymno entrepreneur Ioannis E. Generalis of the company "GERAKARI LAMASAT SA" was awarded.

In the embrace of the Cretan land, in the mountainous village of Gerakari in Rethymno, the Tourism - Construction company GERAKARI LAMASAT created the  Elderly Care Unit "AGKALI HOMES".

Built according to the highest international quality and safety standards, it comes to fill a substantial gap in the field of elderly care in our country.

Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards
Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards

In the "Dynamically Developing Entrepreneurial Networks" category, Rethymno entrepreneur  Dimitrios Pernientakis of the company "PERNIENTAKIS" was awarded.

PERNIENTAKIS is now the largest and most dynamically growing logistics and wholesale company in Crete.

In the "Extroverted Entrepreneurship" category, Rethymno entrepreneur  Ilias Melissourgos of the company "35N CRETAN DISTILLERY" was awarded.
The products of the 35N distillery belong to the premium category and have won many awards in recent years.

Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards
Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards

In the "Tourism Entrepreneurship (HO.RE.CA. sectors)" category, Rethymno entrepreneur Konstantinos Vasilakis of the company "etouri Vacation rental management" was awarded.

Company plans that aim to highlight Crete as a top Luxury destination.

In the "Modern and Ecological Production of Building Products" category, Rethymno entrepreneur Evangelos Tsourlakis of the company "Tsourlakis Tiles" was awarded.

They aim to become pioneers in their industry, continuously increasing quality standards and discovering new techniques without forgetting tradition.

Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards
Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards

In the "Correct Production Practices" category, Rethymno entrepreneur  Dimitrios Ladakis of the company "A. Ladakis SA" was awarded.

Their products are daily placed in small and large supermarket chains and at the same time meet the needs of hotel units, traders, bakeries, pastry shops, catering and other food businesses throughout Greece.

In the "Integration of Research - Innovation in Business Activity" category, Rethymno entrepreneurs Aphrodite Lagkouvardou-Spantidaki and Maria Spantidaki of the company "LAGKOUVARDOU - SPANTIDAKI OE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING" were awarded.

Provision of services to third parties in the field of chemical, physicochemical and microbiological testing of food, water and waste, as well as sampling services and provision of opinions or interpretations.

Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards
Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards

In the "Women's Entrepreneurship" category, Rethymno entrepreneur  Katerina Xekalou of the company "Avli" was awarded.

For 36 years, Avli has been continuously promoting the dissemination of Cretan material culture. It is known for its gastronomic proposals, unique environment, exemplary visitor service, deep commitment to excellent zero mile ingredients, local producers and sustainable production methods.

In the "Integration of Quality Research in Food Standardization" category, Rethymno entrepreneur  Emmanouil Lazanakis of the company "Hellenic Farms SA" was awarded.

It develops and promotes its own product range under its own brands, while also undertaking private label contracts, having gained the trust of major retail brands.

Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards
Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards

In the "Family Business with Successful Generational Succession" category, Rethymno entrepreneurs Eleftherios Mystrakis and Nikolaos Mystrakis of the company "Xylofournos Mystraki" were awarded.

Offering very high-quality authentic products at a very affordable price shows their social empathy and long-standing relationship with the local community, from which they enjoy wide acceptance.
Thus, their rusks are present in every home in Western Crete and have a place in the best restaurants and gourmet food stores in Greece and many countries abroad.

In the "Promotion - Preservation of our Viticultural Heritage" category, Rethymno entrepreneur Iliana Malihin of the company "Iliana Malihin winnery" was awarded.

Cultivation is done according to the principles of regenerative agriculture, always with respect for nature, the vineyard and the human.

Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards

Rethymno Chamber of Commerce Awards

Local Entrepreneurship

Celebrating Excellence!

Honoring Innovation, Resilience, and Community Impact in Rethymno's Business Community.


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You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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