The Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 43rd Business Excellence Awards at a Gala celebration at Granite Ridge Golf Club October 19, 2022.
“The core message of the evening was community. Every day our businesses are focused on getting the job done but they all find time to give back to Halton Hills. Our awards bring the business community together to celebrate how important each and everyone’s contribution to the economy of Halton Hills is and to recognize business excellence.” said Chamber Executive Director Melanie Frazer.
The Halton Hills Chamber Business Excellence Awards recognize the contributions of local businesses, organizations and their teams. These awards are not just about a company’s financial success, they are intended to acknowledge a set of values that recognize social responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit, risk-taking, ideas, and innovation in our community — all of which contribute to a stronger local economy.
In his address to the attendees, Sean Ashbee, Principal at Title Sponsor Grant Thornton said: “At Grant Thornton, we believe in working together to create a meaningful and sustainable impact on the communities in which we live and work. Contributing to the prosperity of our communities is second nature to us.”
The Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2022 Business Excellence Awards:
The Association of the Year Award recipient was Halton Learning Foundation, presented by Tim O’Connor from the Halton Hills Chamber Board of Directors on behalf of sponsor CN.
The Community Excellence Award recipient was Monckton Real Estate Group, presented by Geoff Bent, Community Relations Specialist from sponsor Cogeco Inc.
The Employee of the Year Award recipient was Dana Sheppard presented by Stephen Stoute from the Halton Hills Chamber Board of Directors on behalf of sponsor P&H Milling group – Acton.
The Environmental Sustainability Award recipient was Superior Glove works LTD. presented by Councillor Clark Somerville representing the sponsor The Town of Halton Hills.
The New Business of the Year Award recipient was Farm Girl Fitness presented by Keir Johnston, Senior Advisor, Municipal Affairs & Stakeholder Relations – GTA West
From sponsor Enbridge.
The Business of the Year: 1-9 Employees Award recipient was Dynamic Bodies Fitness Studio presented by Stephanie Mazhari, Manager of Entrepreneurship Services from sponsor Halton Region Small Business Centre.
The Business of the Year: 10+ Employees Award recipient was Georgetown Toyota and presented by Elizabeth Koc, Manager Member Solutions of sponsor Tandia Financial.
The HomeTown Hero Award recipient was Sarah Brophy-Platts presented by Sean Ashbee, Principal of sponsor Grant Thornton.
The event coincided with Small Business Week, highlighting the important contribution of small businesses to communities across the province and celebrating everything they give back. Small businesses make up 98 per cent of all Ontario businesses and 30 per cent of the provincial GDP.