Business Achievement Award Past Recipients
Business of the Year
1979 - Smith and Stone Inc.
1980 - Dominion Seed House
1981 - Lynn Barnard
1982 - Wm. McNally Construction Ltd.
1983 - MacKenzie BuildAll
1984 - Barry Whitworth, Georgetown Chrysler
1985 - Murray Lawton, Canadian Tire Store
1986 - Varian Canada Ltd.
1987 - Burns Transport Ltd.
1988 - Curwood Packaging (Canada) Ltd.
1989 - the olde Hide House
1990 - Paul C. Armstrong, Insurance Brokers
1991 - Kentners Social Catering Ltd.
1992 - Acton IGA
1993 - Halton Flour Milling Inc.
1994 - Park Lincoln Mercury Sales Ltd.
1995 - D.D.H. Distribution Services Ltd.
1996 - Georgetown Terminal Warehouse/Elliott Custom Brokers
1997 - Young’s Pharmacy & Home Care
1998 - Goebelle MacAdam Alexander
1999 - Peter Zions Construction Ltd.
2000 - Johnson Associates Halton Ltd., Realtor
2001 - Cooper-Standard Automotive Canada
2002 - Mold-Masters Limited
2003 - J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home
2004 - Prosperity One Community Banking
2005 - MacMillan's Gourmet Frozen Foods
2006 - Superior Glove Works Ltd.
2007 - Giant Tiger
2008 - J. V. Clothing
2009 - Independent & Free Press
2010 - Dufferin Aggregates,Acton Quarry
2011 - Georgetown Market Place
2012 – Acton Home Hardware
2013 – Canadian Tire Associate Store
2014 – McDonalds Restaurants
2015 – Terra Cotta Foods Ltd.
2016 - Saputo Dairy Products Canada
2017 - Intlvac Inc.
Small Business of the Year
2014 – Yourway Auto
2015 – Soft Water Plus
2016 - Deker Electric
2017 - Hungry Hollow Smokehouse & Grille
New Business of the Year
1994 - McIntyre Fuels Ltd.
1995 - Red Dog Café
1996 - Parogy Shack
1997 - The Freckled Lion
1998 - Strictly Fish Inc.
1999 - David Spencer, Cut Right Tree Services
2000 - Tom Sikatori, Innovative Security Solutions Inc.
2001 - Bert Andrews, Scotch Block Country Winery
2002 - Amy Yeatman, Starlight Café
2003 - Mike Mavraganis, Topper’s Pizza
2004 - Sherri Bennett, The Scrapbook Studio
2005 - Kristine Cieslok, Blue Springs Spa & Salon
2006 - Nancy Wilkes, Acton Optical
2007 - Judith Avery, Accountant on Main
2008 - Shaunna Leal, Radiance Whitening Clinic
2009 - Brady Davies, The Cellar Restaurant
2010 - Anthony Andrews, Party Cinemas
2011 - Valerie Leachman, The Way We Were
2012 – Andrea Clark, Tanner’s Pub & Grill
2013 – Michael Carter, Carter Farm Market
2014 – Global Pet Foods / CircaFit Ltd.
2015 - The Sewing Cafe
2016 - 9Round Fitness
2017 - SOAC Media, Sue Walker
Employee of the Year
1994 - Marlene Bayko, Halton Credit Union (Georgetown)
1995 - Connie Bath, Acton IGA
1996 - Cathy Gable, Roos Travel Group & Debbie Smart, Waste Wise
1997 - Susan Robson, Georgetown & District Hospital
1998 - Betty-Ann Byrne, TD Bank
1999 - Joy Thompson, Town of Halton Hills
2000 - Cathy Ireland, Royal Bank of Canada
2001 - Brenda Ramsen, Dr. McWilliam’s Office
2002 - Jim Miil, Truck Watch Services Inc.
2003 - Karen Landry, Town of Halton Hills
2004 - Josey Bonnette, Acton B.I.A.
2005 - Marie Vickery, Acton Public Library, Town of Halton Hills
2006 - Dick Spear, Town of Halton Hills
2007 - Dale Turnbull, Food Basics
2008 - Paula Bradbury, Dr. Lefebvre & Dr. Pownall’s Office
2009 - Kay Matthews, Downtown Georgetown B.I.A
2010 - Ted Brown, Independent & Free Press
2011 - Christina Kelman,TD Canada Trust, Acton Branch
2012 – Nancy LaRose, Acton Salvation Army Thrift Store
2013 – Grant Harris, Town of Halton Hills
2014 – Jennifer McNally, Georgetown Hospital Foundation
2015 – Kym Taal, Terra Cotta Foods Ltd.
2016 - Helga Kennedy, CCV Insurance and Financial
2017 - Glen MacDonald, Georgetown Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
1994 - Tuitman’s Garden Centre
1995 - Sheridan Nurseries
1996 - North Halton Golf & Country Club
1997- The Williams Mill – Creative Arts Studio
1998 - Georgetown Denture Clinic
1999 - Canoe Country Outdoor Shop
2000 - Remembrance Park Millennium Project
2001 - Georgetown Farmers Market
2002 - The Olde Hide House, Leathertown Centre
2003 - Friends of the Old Seed House Garden
2004 - McDonald’s (Beatty Foods Ltd.)
2005 - Limehouse Community
2006 - MacKinnon Family Funeral Home
2007 - Club Green, Christ the King High School
2008 - The Light Up the Hills Committee
2009 - Friends of Devereaux House
2010 - Sheridan Nurseries
2011 - Heritage Acton
2012 – Downtown Georgetown BIA
2013 – BRC Canada
2014 – The Town of Halton Hills
2015 - Wastewise
2016 - Dufferin Aggregates
2017 - Superior Glove Works Ltd.
Community Excellence - Business
2014 – Paul C. Armstrong Insurance
2015 – Tandia Cooperative Banking
2016 - Georgetown Chevrolet Buick GMC
2017 - Generations Physiotherapy Centre
Community Excellence – Not For Profit
2015 – Links2Care
2016 - Georgetown Hospital Foundation
2017 - Georgetown Bread Basket
Testimonials From Past Business Achievement Award Recipients
“It has been a few years since winning my award and I am still thrilled anytime someone asks me about it! If I need a bit of motivation I’ll look at my award and get reminded that hard work can be rewarded! I hope that other people will be able to experience the kind of joy this award has brought me. I encourage anyone who feels like they deserve to be nominated to ask for a nomination (don’t be shy). Or if you know a chamber member business that is doing great things, please extend a nomination. Maybe one day they will need some inspiration and they will have their own sparkling award to get them motivated!”
-Kym Taal, Terra Cotta Foods Ltd, Employee of the Year 2015
"It was a pleasure to be recognised for our growth and dedication to supporting the Halton Hills community. I was worried that it would cause distractions and that has not been the case. It was overall a pleasant experience. I only regret not inviting more employees to the awards dinner since they were instrumental in reaching this achievement."
-Dino Deligiannis, Intlvac Inc.,
Business of the Year 2017
"When we were notified of receiving the Small Business of the Year award, of course it was a shock to us. We understand there are so many small business in Georgetown who do what we do everyday and love what they do and providing their service to the people of Halton Hills. So for us to be picked out of a group and recognized for our services we were very proud. We enjoy doing what we are doing and have been doing it for 8 years now. To be recognized for what you love to do I think says a lot, and we must be doing something right.
We will continue to provide great food and great service to our guests when they come into Hungry Hollow Smokehouse for years to come.
-Michael Parsons, Hungry Hollow Smokehouse & Grille, Small Business of the Year 2017