Local Business Awards and Recognition

The Barrie Business Awards

Each September, the Chamber sends out a call for nominees and that deadline has just passed. Soon we’ll have local business people being presented for the competition for prestigious awards that have recognized local businesses for a number of years. Along with the Women in Business Awards that are held each Spring – these awards are an even more important way of recognizing the achievements of business, given the business conditions that have prevailed in the past few years.

The Barrie Business Awards are a longstanding recognition program that celebrates the contribution of local businesses to the continued growth and success of our community. These awards recognize social responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit, risk taking and innovation, as well as financial success. These businesses all contribute to a stronger local economy as well as to the strength of our community as a whole.

The award categories for 2022 are:

  •   Manufacturing, Engineering, & Construction Business Excellence Award
  •   Hospitality & Tourism Business Excellence Award
  •   New Business Award
  •   Marketing & Promotions Award
  •   Mayor’s Employer of the Year Award 
  •   Employee of the Year Award 
  •   Service Sector Business Excellence Award
  •   Not-For-Profit or Charitable Organization Award
  •   Business Growth Award
  •   Pay It Forward Award
  •   Small Business of the Year Award
  •   Young Professional of the Year Award
  •   Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award of Excellence

2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award

Congratulations to local Empower Simcoe CEO, Dr. Claudie Cousins who has been named a Finalist for the 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the Social Change: Regional Impact Award recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs.

The winners will be announced and celebrated in-person at the 30th Annual Awards Gala, on Wednesday, November 23 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

Patricia Dent
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