21st Annual South Simcoe Business Excellence Awards
May 1, 2018
Celebrating Business Excellence
For over 20 years, Nottawasaga Futures has been celebrating business excellence in South Simcoe, supported by the towns of Innisfil, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Adjala-Tosorontio, New Tecumseth and Essa, their chambers of commerce and offices of economic development.
On April 5, the 21st annual Business Excellence Awards were presented at Drysdale’s Tree Farm’s Crystal Celebration Centre in Essa.
Among the dignitaries attending and adding their congratulations was MP for Barrie-Innisfil, John Brassard. Brassard called the event “exciting” not only for its recognition of past accomplishments, “but also for the future, and the entrepreneurs of the future… The recognition is critical not just for the businesses, but for their families and the people served.”
Mayor of Essa Twp. Terry Dowdall also represented the County of Simcoe, and praised the nominees both for their economic contributions, and contributions to local charities. “It’s always the businesses and the business people that step up.”
Winners for 2018 were:
Agricultural Award – Cericola Farms of Bradford West Gwillimbury
Customer Service Award for Micro Business (1-9 employees) – Smoochie’s Cakery, BWG
Customer Service Award for Small business (10-24 employees) – Angus Borden Guardian Pharmacy, Essa Twp.
Customer Service Award for Medium-Large Business (over 25 employees) – Alliston Home Hardware Building Centre, Adjala-Tosorontio
New Business of the Year – Peake’s Barbecue, New Tecumseth. Hon. Mention – ELCO Hospitality, BWG
Green Transition Award – Laurenwood Farm, Adjala-Tosorontio
Youth Entrepreneur Award – Brittany Buck, of Brittany Buck Hair & Beauty Boutique, BWG
Student Entrepreneur Award – Clay te Bokkel, BWG, for Clay’s Natural Poultry
Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Jason Bowers, New Tecumseth, for Firehouse Pizza Inc.
Business Excellence Awards. This year, the judges awarded two of the prestigious awards – to Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre of BWG, and to Sport Medicine, of Essa Twp.
Awards were presented by representatives of each municipality, while MP Brassard, MPP for Simcoe Grey Jim Wilson and Mayor Dowdall presented certificates on behalf of the Federal, Provincial and County governments.
“You’re all winners in our hearts,” said MPP Wilson. “You’re the people who do it, not the government.”
Nottawasaga Futures Annual General Meeting
May 8, 2018
Nottawasaga Futures would like to take this opportunity to update you on our current activities within the communities of South Simcoe.
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