For Immediate Release | August 15, 2018

Dufferin County, ON: The Dufferin Board of Trade is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards, recognizing outstanding businesses, individuals, and organizations in Dufferin County.

“I extend my sincere congratulations to all the amazing businesses that were nominated for our awards this year. Says Pete Renshaw, Chair of the Dufferin Board of Trade. “It is truly inspiring to see the enthusiasm in which our community steps up to recognize the outstanding contributions our businesses and business leaders make to this region”.

Community Builder Award

101.5 MyFM RadioHighland Restoration – DKI
ACCE PhotographyLavender Blue Catering
Country 105 – CFDCFMLyngrant Financial Services Inc.
Headwaters Dental CentreSpaw-Fect Grooming


Emerging Business Award

4word Thinking Tutoring Inc.Grand Valley Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
ArtsplorationShelburne Family Chiropractic
Beauty Bar on MainShelburne Optometry
Beyond the GateSocializd
DDD Landscape and Contracting


Association of the Year

Amaranth Lions ClubCommunity Living Dufferin
Streams Community HubShelburne Christmas Hamper Program
Orangeville Police Service
Bethell Hospice Foundation
Family Transition Place


Innovator Award

ACCE PhotographyGoYoga
Adamo Estate WineryRosemont General Store & Kitchen
Blue Mountain PlasticsSnapd Dufferin


Business of the Year – Under 10 Employees:

101.5 MyFM RadioLots-O-Fun
ACCE PhotographyMusic Together of Orangeville
Anytime FitnessOrangeville Autosport
Art as TherapyOrangeville Towing & Recovery Services
Bridlewood SoapsRAM Media Video and Social Media Management
Broadway PharmasaveScott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd.
Country 105 – CFDCFMSkorski Web Design Inc
Dufferin MediaSpaw-Fect Grooming
Green Monkey CreativeSupersaverca Video Surveillance, Alarms & Access Controls
Headwaters Dental CentreThe Shelburne Transporter
Jungle Oasis Playground
Larry’s Small Engines


Business of the Year – 10 or more employees:

Blue Mountain PlasticsMillcroft Inn & Spa
Highland Restoration – DKIThird Street Child Care Centre
Lavender Blue Catering


Young Professional of the Year:

Althea CassamentoLaura Campbell
Amit BhanotLindsay Wegener
Cody EndemanPhil Dewar
Grant PetersRichard Magder
Ken Krakar


Dufferin Business Citizen of the Year:

Dr. Raj KhanujaLarry Wilson
Gerry ReidLindsay Wegener
Jill McMasterSteve Bowles
John WalkinshawTerry Doel


The Dufferin Board of Trade will be sharing the nominee submissions with various business and community organizations from across the province, who will judge the nominees against the award criteria and select a recipient for each award.

The 2018 Business Excellence Awards Gala will tentatively take place on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The evening gala celebration includes the Chairman’s reception, live music, a three-course dinner, and the presentation of the awards.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this annual celebration of business excellence.


Media Contact

Nick Lumia, Dufferin Board of Trade

519.941.0490 ext. 206 | [email protected]