Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Excellence Winners

Talk of the Town on 95.1 THE PEAK with John Eaton and Melanie Case won the Innovative Business Award at this year’s Collingwood Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

The Bear Estates hosted the annual Collingwood Chamber of Commerce awards ceremonies to honour outstanding business people in our community. The 2018 Collingwood Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Winners were announced in front of an appreciative and enthusiastic sold-out crowd.

2018 Collingwood Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Winners

1. Small Business Owner of the Year Award
Sponsored by: TD Canada Trust Bank – presenting award Account Manager Small Business – Crystal Rawn, and Area Manager Business Banking – Karen Ritchie
Winner: Darcy MacLeod – Brick House Home Inspection Services

2. Innovative Business Award
Sponsored by: Centre For Business – presenting award Marsha Brown Loans Officer from the Centre for Business.
Winner: John Eaton & Melanie Case, Talk of the Town – 95.1 The Peak FM

3. Customer Experience Award
Sponsored by: Collins Barrow SGB LLP- presenting award Executive Partner Janet Currie from Collins Barrow SGB – LLP
Winner: Janet Auty-Carlisle – Arbonne

4. New or Renovated Business Award
Sponsored by: Walker Aggregates Inc. – presenting award Office Supervisor, Rosemary Ackerman
Winner: Collingwood Flowers & Home Decor

5. Service, Industry & Trades Award
Sponsored by: RBC Royal Bank – presenting award Branch Manager – Mary Joe Million, Business Account Manager – Wendy Bette, and Investment and Retirement Planner – Diana Hamilton, and Community Manager – Devon Teeple
Winner: The Crate Escape

6. Accommodation & Tourism Award
Sponsored by: Allstate Insurance Company Collingwood – Jim Acsai & Tim Bulmer – presenting award – Tim Bulmer
Winner: Craigleith Manor Bed & Breakfast

7. Not for Profit Organization Award
Sponsored by: Alta Vista Planning Partners – presenting award Erin Fordham
Winner: Hospice Georgian Triangle

8. Restaurant or Food & Beverage Business Award
Sponsored by: ACE Transportation Group – presenting award Donna Stott
Winner: Memories Restaurant & Bar

9. Volunteer of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Balmoral Place Retirement Community – presenting award Bonnie Robinson Community Relations Manager
Winner: Karen Fawcett – GTHS

10. Collingwood Chamber of Commerce Business of The Year Award
Sponsored by: OLG – presenting award Joelle Spataro, Customer Relations Manager at OLG Slots at Georgian Downs
Winner: Reliabuild

The Collingwood Chamber of Commerce has become the voice of Collingwood’s business community, and one of the largest and most active Chambers of Commerce in the region and constantly evaluates and formulates policy and positions on a vast array of business issues based on members’ needs.

The Chamber also provides a broad spectrum of benefits for small businesses and medium to large sized corporations alike. Whether it be preparing strategic submissions to the Federal, Provincial or Municipal government on issues such as changes to Health Care, discussions with officials concerning Business Tax, or providing input on local issues such as tourism, the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce is a strong voice of advocacy on issues concerning business.


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