The Barrie Chamber of Commerce hosted its sixth annual Women in Business Awards Gala today (March 2) at Liberty North.
Local dignitaries — including Mayor Alex Nuttall, Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin, and MPs John Brassard (Barrie-Innisfil) and Doug Shipley (Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte) — and businesses "came out in force" to celebrate women in the Barrie business community.
Organizers say the awards are intended to acknowledge a set of values that recognizes social responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit, risk-taking, ideas, and innovation in the community.
And the winners are...
Intrapreneur (sponsored by Grant Thornton)
Cassie Frengopoulos, Gerrits Engineering Limited
Young Entrepreneur (sponsored by Invest Barrie)
Rebecca Bartley, Trooper Pet Veterinary Nursing
Entrepreneur (sponsored by Meridian Credit Union)
Danielle Levangie, Red Barn Event Centre
Heart & Soul (sponsored by Downtown Barrie)
Candice Thomas, Evergreen Wellness
Women in Trade (sponsored by Georgian College)
Lisa Bertram, Bertram Construction Ltd.
Visionary (sponsored by Tempo Flexible Packaging)
Brittany Gallagher, Splash On Water Parks
Finalist details and photos will be posted to https://barriechamber.com/