2014 Business Awards Celebrated in Owen Sound

150 years of business excellenceThe 150th Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce Business Awards will be held this evening at the Bayshore. Cocktail hour beings at 5pm and dinner will be served at 6:15. Tickets are $79 for members, and $89 for non-members.

The Chamber Award Nominations are open to all businesses, not only Chamber members.  The judging is done by a panel from outside our region and the selections are based on how well the written submission meets the criteria of each award.

Business of the Year 25+ Employees 
2014 Nominees:

  • SCOTIABANK
  • PENINSULA FORD LINCOLN
  • BOSTON PIZZA
  • TRANSCONTINENTAL  /  RBW GRAPHICS DIVISION
  • OWEN SOUND LEDGEROCK LTD.
  • STAPLES

Business of the Year 1 – 25 Employee
2014 Nominees:

  • OWEN SOUND ARISTS CO-OPERATIVE
  • BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME
  • MORTGAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
  • GARB & GEAR
  • EUROPEAN BAKERY CAFÉ
  • FLOWER EXPRESSIONS
  • MIDDLEBRO & STEVENS 519 376-8730
  • TAYLOR ELECTRONIC SERVICE INC
  • SDI BUILDERS
  • BENEDICT ELECTRICAL
  • MISTER TRANSMISSION
  • A GOLDEN REPAIR
  • PHIL & BILLS VIDEO EMPORIUM
  • WAVE EQUIPMENT LTD
  • THE BULK BARN
  • HAVE1.COM
  • BEAR WHEEL & BRAKE SERVICE
  • HAIR, BODY,& SOUL
  • EXCELLENCE in MANUFACTURING     

SOHO (Small Office Home Office)
2014 Nominees:

  • KACIE PUSZTAY, FAITHLIFE FINANCIAL
  • SARRASIN ACCOUNTING & MANAGEMENT SERVICES
  • BABY BOOMER ENTREPRENEUR
  • RED HOT CATERING
  • PIONEER PLANNING SOLUTIONS
    BC HUGHES INC
  • COMPUTER TROUBLESHOOTERS

New Business of the Year
2014 Nominees:

  • GOOD TO THE LAST KRUMB
  • REAL LIFE YOGA WITH MARNIE
  • THE BLEEDING CARROT
  • ELSIE`S DINER
  • TIN ROOF PRESS
  • TYLER BECKETT – SUN LIFE ADVISOR
  • JUST A CUP
  • POLISHED ELEGANCE
  • YOUNG’S INSURANCE BROKER
  • KILANNAN BREWING COMPANY
  • BAYWEST MITSUBISHI
  • PIONEER PLANNING SOLUTION
  • REMAX SEILER & BARFOOT

Service Excellence Award
2014 Nominees:

  •  KULA SPA
  • RUNNER’S DEN
  • ANDREW DRURY – LAWYER
  • REAL LIFE YOGA WITH MARNIE
  • LIFE LABS- OWEN SOUND OFFICE
  • BIN THERE DUMP THAT
  • RE/MAX Ernie Coates & Bill McFarlene
  • GARDEL PET SHOP
  • BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME
  • AWESOME BLOSSOMS
  • FLOWER EXPRESSIONS
  • AGNES BOOKKEEPING SERVICE
  • TROPHIES TWO & GEORGIAN GALLERY
  • THE MORTGAGE CENTRE-WRIGHTLY FINANCIAL
  • BEAR WHEEL & BRAKE SERVICE
  • COMPUTER TROUBLESHOOTERS
  • BAYSHORE COUNTRY FEEDS
  • THE PROFESSIONAL CENTRE
  • THE BULK BARN
  • YOUNG’S INSURANCE BROKERS
  • COUNTRY SHEARS
  • STAPLES
  • MEDICAL PHARMACY
  • GALAXY CINEMAS OWEN SOUND
  • HAIR BODY & SOUL

Skilled Trade Award
2014 Nominees:

  • STEVE DAVIS CONSTRUCTION LTD.
  • STEVE DAVIS ROOFING LTD
  • TOM McKAY-McKAY LOCKS
  • BENEDICT ELECTRICAL
  • J. PEAT
  • SDI BUILDERS
  • BRIAN PICKETT RIDE CENTRE
  • MAC TAYLOR CORPORATION
  • FLUKER MECHANICAL
  • BEAR WHEEL & BRAKE SERVICE *already nominated

Young Entrepreneur Award

2014 Nominees:

  • Spencer Wareham -KILANNAN BREWING COMPANY
  • Joshua Burnett – SPORTMAKERS FITNESS & TRAINING CENTRE
  • Brad Barfoot  –  REMAX SEILER & BARFOOT
  • Tyler Beckett – SUN LIFE ADVISOR

Community Service Award
2014 Nominees:

  • DC TAYLOR JEWELLERS
  • OWEN SOUND ATTACK
  • KACIE PUSZTAY – FAITHLIFE FINANCIAL
  • 92.3 THE DOCK
  • STAPLES
  • RUNNER’S DEN

Hospitality Award
2014 Nominees:

  • RED HOT CATERING
  • GOOD TO THE LAST KRUMB
  • THE BEAN CELLAR
  • BEST WESTERN INN ON THE BAY

Environmental Stewardship Award
2014 Nominees:

  • THE PROFESSIONAL CENTRE
  • HOBART FOOD EQUIP GROUP CANADA
  • LEGACY RIDGE/STONETREE
  • YMCA OF OWEN SOUND GREY BRUCE

Community Service  Not-for-Profit Excellence
2014 Nominees:

  • KIWANIS CLUB of OWEN SOUND
  • THE WOMEN`S CENTRE
  • WOMEN’S HOUSE SERVING BRUCE & GREY
  • NORTH GREY WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
  • CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
  • SPECIAL OLYMPICS – OWEN SOUND
  • OWEN SOUND LITTLE THEATER/THE ROXY
  • COMMUNITY WATERFRONT HERITAGE CENTRE
  • GEORGIAN BAY FOLK SOCIETY – SUMMERFOLK

Leave Your Response

* Name, Email, Comment are Required

Sponsors

Ticker

Learn to Network

Business Networking International (BNI) Sound Networking meets Each Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 AM at Frog Ponds Cafe

Meet local business people and find out how networking is one of the most effective methods for marketing your business.
Visitors are always welcome, just call ahead to let us know you are coming 519-371-2622.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Basics of Bookkeeping (Three part workshop)
Tuesday September 19th and 26th and Tuesday October 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room $95 (HST included)
Facilitator: Jane Gallagher
This three part Bookkeeping Workshop will allow you to use the tools and information to confidently understand your financial statements and your own books. Class size is limited to 8 to allow a hands-on, individual learning opportunity for everyone.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

How to “Really” Start a Business
Wednesday September 20th, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Bayshore Community Centre
FREE – Pre-registration is required
Facilitator: Cliff Bilyea
Discover the basic steps involved in starting a business, evaluating your idea, determining your market and basic rules and regulations. Attending the is workshop is mandatory for anyone applying to the Starter Company Plus Program.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Introduction to Quick Books (Two part workshop)
Tuesday October 17th and 24th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room, $80 (HST Included)
Instructor: Jane Gallagher
The first session of Quick Books provides participants with an overview and access to a trial version of the program. The second session will be questions and answers to address specific issues. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles is required. Limited to 8, you must bring your own laptop. (This workshop does not cover the online version of Quick Books)

We’re Following

Contact

Phone: 519 371 7464
Fax: 519 371 4043
Site: gbbj.biz
Email: editor@gbbj.biz
Address: 954 1st Ave W.
Owen Sound, ON CAN N4K 4K5

Subscribe to our Newsletter

To subscribe to our newsletter simply add your email below. A confirmation email will be sent to you!