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Congratulations to the 2011 Barrie Business Awards Recipients!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Initiated by the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Barrie in 2003, the Barrie Business Awards program recognizes the contribution of local businesses to the continued growth and success of our community. Each year the program begins with a call for nominations in the spring, nominees are interviewed throughout the summer, the panel of judges meets at the end of summer, and finalists are announced in early fall. The awards are presented in November, during a gala that has come to be known as Barrie's premier business networking black tie event. The list of previous award recipients and finalists is impressive; Barrie residents should be proud to have such diverse and compassionate businesses within their community.

The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Barrie,
in partnership with OLG and PowerStream Inc.,
are pleased to announce the 2011 recipients of the Barrie Business Awards.

OLG Retail Business Excellence Award
Legend Boats
Jeff Duhamel, (705) 431-6922

Manufacturing Business Excellence Award
Sling Tech Inc.
Doug Barrett, (705) 719-4899

Service Business Excellence Award
Lesley de Repentigny, (705) 730-1130

Georgian College
Hospitality Business Excellence Award
Wildwood Hospitality Services
John O'Brien, (705) 727-3772

RBC Royal Bank
SOHO Business Excellence Award
EchelonOne Consulting
Debbie Ouellet, (905) 936-3363

Strategy & Economic Development Office, City of Barrie New Business Award
The Creative Space
Chad Ballantyne, (705) 252-2423

Rogers TV Marketing & Promotions Award
Jennifer Klementti Photography
Jennifer Klementti, (705) 719-9769

Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce
Green Community Award
Back to Basics Social Developments
Andrew Miller, (705) 716-4006

PowerStream Inc. Green Project Award
Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.
Gerry Pilon, (705) 737-3530

Mayor's Employer of the Year
Industrial Safety Trainers
Randy Dignard, (705) 792-0128

The Barrie Examiner Community Award
Women's & Children's Shelter of Barrie
Lynda Muir, (705) 728-6300

Also presented during the gala event was the
Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award of Excellence
. This year it went to
Deborah Foster-Stahle

of BNI Ontario Central North, (705) 730-6648


Co-Presented by:

Media/Filming Sponsor:

· The Barrie Examiner · BDC · Downtown Barrie Business Association ·
· Georgian College · RBC Royal Bank ·
· Scotiabank · TD Canada Trust ·
· Strategy & Economic Development Office, City of Barrie ·

Bell Invest Barrie TD Canada Trust Mortgage Wellness Group Barriston Law LLP OLG Slots at Georgian Downs Barrie Country Club Ltd.