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Finalists for chamber business awards announced

Winners will be announced at event on Nov. 7
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Finalists for the Barrie Chamber of Commerce awards were announced on Oct. 9, 2019. Shawn Gibson/BarrieToday


The Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Barrie are pleased to announce the finalists (listed alphabetically by company name) for the 2019 Barrie Business Awards, presented by Bell, Busch Systems and Alectra Utilities. 

The award recipients will be announced at the gala event on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019; tickets for this event can be purchased securely online at

Manufacturing Sector Business Excellence Award

  • Cabinetsmith
  • Environmental Systems Corp.
  • MediPharm Labs

Service Business Excellence Award

  • Barrie Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre
  • Consumers Tire Simcoe
  • Legend Boats Barrie

Hospitality & Tourism Business Excellence Award

  • Alt. Rock
  • Chillz Dessert Lounge
  • Hardwood Ski and Bike

Not-For-Profit or Charitable Organization Award

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie & District
  • Ripple of Kindness
  • Women & Children’s Shelter Barrie

New Business Award

  • ARMY of SASS Barrie / Safe Haven Studios
  • The Artisan Boutique
  • Dosti Eats

Business Growth Award

  • 400 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Ltd.
  • North American Freight Group Inc.

Marketing & Promotions Award

  • All Source Security Container MFG Corp.
  • The Chilton Team Inc. Re/Max Hallmark Chilton Realty
  • Park Place - Centrecorp Management Services Ltd.

Pay It Forward Award

  • Connect Hair Studio
  • Innovative Automation Inc.
  • Simcoe Family Dentistry

Innovation & Technology Award

  • Sandbox Centre
  • Zenetec Collision Repair Centre

Small Business of the Year Award

  • Cakes by Design Inc.
  • Podium Pros Inc.
  • Sigrids Café & Fine Bakery Ltd.

Employer of the Year Award

  • Barrie Harley-Davidson
  • Roberta Place Retirement Lodge
  • White Cedar Dental Care


Young Professional of the Year Award

  • Iain Moggach – Theatre by the Bay
  • Katherine Scharapenko, DriveWise
  • Mallory Steele, Siva Creative Incorporated

Employee of the Year Award

  • Jennifer Beatty-Gruer, CORUS Entertainment
  • Lori Boudreau,
  • Jessica Jury, Splash ON Water Parks

Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award of Excellence

• Steve Blanchet, CSR Cosmetic Solutions Inc.
• Cathy Buckingham, TNR Industrial Doors Inc.
• Peter Moore, Moore Packaging Corporation