And the nominees for the Barrie Business Awards are…

The envelope has been unsealed and the nominations are official for the upcoming 15th annual Barrie Business Awards.

The nominees were announced at the Barrie Chamber of Commerce offices on Commerce Park Drive in south-end Barrie on Wednesday morning to a crowd of local business folk.

· Golden Hour Award (Air Medical) · Pilot of the Year Award · Lifetime Achievement Award · Safety Award · Excellence in Communications · Law Enforcement Award · Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award · Humanitarian Service Award · W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

Manufacturing Sector Business Excellence Award: All Source Security Container Mfg., CSR Cosmetic Solutions, Moore Packaging.

HAI said it was extending the deadline for nominations “due to an extremely active summer flying season,” and called for submissions to recognize exceptional individuals working within the industry in one of nine categories:

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Hospitality & Tourism Business Excellence Award: Alt. Rock, Grilled Cheese Social Eatery, Splash On Water Park.

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Not-for-Profit or Charitable Organization Award: Child Advocacy Centre Simcoe/Muskoka, Seasons Centre for Grieving Children, Women and Children’s Centre Barrie.

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New Business Award: Cheetah Fusion Creative Agency, Plan A Simcoe Health Care Staffing Solutions, Poly-B Plumbing.

“Today it is more important than ever to raise awareness about the influence of women in every sphere of the Union County community, from business and legal affairs to public service, education and much more,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “If you know a woman who leads and inspires, I encourage you to submit her name for consideration.”

Marketing and Promotions Award: Pie Media Group, Push Promotional Products & Design, Shakir Media.

The awardees will be honored at the annual Women of Excellence gala awards dinner, to be held on March 29 at the Gran Centurions in Clark. Each awardee will receive an engraved Women of Excellence plaque and a Freeholder Resolution in their honor recognizing their impact on the Union County community.

Small Business of the Year Award: Pop-A-Lock Simcoe County, The Royal Headquarters, Treetops Playground & Kids Salon.

Employer of the Year Award: Barriston Law LLP, Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery, Innovative Automation.

Young Professional of the Year: Iain Moggach, Theatre by the Bay; Daniel Steffens, StepUp; Kara Thomson, Bulldogs Kids.

Employee of the Year: Betsy Deane, Speed Pro; Iain Moggach, Theatre by the Bay; Kara Thomson, Bulldog Kids.

“With more than double the number of submissions this year, it is going to be highly competitive. Some major Island businesses will be going head to head, so its certainly a significant challenge being posed for the judges.

Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award of Excellence: Dawn Mucci,; Angie Ricci, Angel Tours and Entertainment; Liam Squires, Tandempark.

The Chambers chief executive Steven Holbrook said: “Were hugely excited about making the awards even bigger than ever. Im thrilled to see so many businesses taking part.

The Barrie Business Awards were created in 2003 in a partnership between the City of Barrie and the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce.

The prestigious awards night promises to be bigger and better than ever before, and the shortlist of nominated businesses will be announced soon.

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DOUBLE the amount of entries have been submitted to this years IW Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Excellence.

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THUNDER BAY – BUSINESS – Nominations for the 25th Annual Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards are now OPEN!  Nominations are being accepted in 12 categories including two new awards: Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Clean, Green & Beautiful.

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year award will be presented to a business owner 39 years or younger who exemplifies business and community leadership. The Clean, Green and Beautiful award will focus on a business or organization enriching the lives of the community through such examples as public art and/or environmental preservation.

A nomination is a great way to recognize an individual or business for their contributions to our community. Winners will be kept a secret until the Business Awards Gala on April 13th at the Valhalla Inn. To learn more about the categories and to submit your nomination, visit

It only takes two minutes and for every nomination you submit you will be entered into a draw to win 2 round-trip flights with Porter Airlines.