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2017 Barrie Business Awards Finalists Announced!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Recipients to be announced at Barrie Business Awards Gala on November 9, 2017

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Barrie are pleased to announce the finalists (listed alphabetically) for the 2017 Barrie Business Awards, presented by Bell, Busch Group of Companies, OLG, and Alectra Inc. The award recipients will be announced at the gala event on Thursday November 9, 2017; tickets for this event can be purchased securely online at

Manufacturing Business Excellence
● Barrie Welding and Machine
● Innovative Automation In
● Prodomax Automation Ltd.

Service Business Excellence
● Glass Doctor of Barrie
● Harris Plumbing Inc.
● Thee Place for Paws

Hospitality & Tourism Business Excellence
● Canvas & Cabernet
● Simmering Kettle
● Snow Valley

Not-For-Profit or Charitable Organization
● Gilda's Club
● Hospice Simcoe
● Theatre by the Bay

New Business
● Sharpe Hearing Clinic
● StepUp

Going Global
● Busch Systems International Inc.
● Innovative Automation Inc.
Marketing & Promotions
● The Chris Messecar Team,
EXIT Lifestyle Realty, Brokerage
● Jeff Walters Jewellers
● The Peggy Hill Team

Pay It Forward
● Connect Hair Studio
● HGR Graham Partners LLP
● Jeff White Property Maintenance

● Good Green Earth Company
● Prodomax Automation Ltd.

Small Business of the Year
● Barrie Olive Oil Company Inc.
● Jeff Walters Jewellers
● Sharpe Hearing Clinic

Mid-Sized Business of the Year
● Bertram Construction (Ontario) Ltd.
● SUPERIOR Home Health Care
● Treefrog Inc.

Employer of the Year
● Busch Systems International Inc.
● Glass Doctor of Barrie

(Finalists listed alphabetically by last name)

Young Professional of the Year
● Iain Moggach, Theatre by the Bay
● Daniel Steffens, StepUp
● Ryan Tomlinson, Gooder Marketing Inc.

Employee of the Year
● Nicole Crewson, The Faris Team
● Kim Marshall, Innovative Automation Inc.
● Marcia Whan, Barrie Olive Oil Company

Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award of Excellence
● Nick L'Ecuyer, Mortgage Wellness Group
● Paul Larche, Larche Communications
● Stephen Loftus, Innovative Automation Inc.

Many thanks to our gracious sponsors & supporters:

Bell, Busch Group of Companies, OLG, Alectra, Bank of Montreal, Barrie Country Club Ltd.,
The Barrie Examiner, Barriston Law LLP, 101.1 BIG FM, CIBC, Downtown Barrie, ESS Direct Placement Service, 93.1 Fresh Radio, Georgian College, Invest Barrie, 107.5 KOOL FM, Larche Communications, Park Place, ROCK 95, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank,, snapd Barrie, TD Canada Trust, Tyger Shark, Beauty Supply Outlet, Chelsea Chocolates, GAGE Business Communication Inc., John McNabb Clothiers, Joseph's Estate Wines, Wishes Concierge

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