Dufferin County, ON: On October 24th, 2019, the Dufferin Board of Trade celebrated the winners of the 2019 Business Excellence Awards. Business leaders from across the county gathered for the awards gala at the OAS Event Centre for an evening of celebration. A total of eight distinguished awards were presented.

The Dufferin Board of Trade is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Dufferin Business Excellence Awards:

Business Excellence AwardAward Recipient
Business Citizen of the YearAmie Zukowski
Business of the Year – 10 or more EmployeesHi-Quality Carbide Tooling Inc
Association of the YearCommunity Living Dufferin
Business of the Year – Under 10 EmployeesShelburne Family Chiropractic
Young Professional of the YearAlexandra Georgakopoulos & Richard Magder
Innovator Award21 Main
Community BuilderLavender Blue Catering
Emerging Business AwardArtsploration


The Dufferin Board of Trade received nominations from across Dufferin County. The Award winners were determined by chambers of commerce, community organizations, and other business associations outside the area for impartial judging.

The Gala was a celebration of the business community in Dufferin. “This event marked the culmination of Small Business Week in Dufferin County” Pete Renshaw, Chair of the Dufferin Board of Trade, said “Each nominee should be very proud of their achievements and contributions to our community. Special congratulations to our 2019 award recipients”.

The Dufferin Board of Trade was pleased to welcome Joe Andrews as the EMCEE for the evening. Guests were treated to a farm to table inspired menu prepared by Lavender Blue Catering.

The Dufferin Board of Trade also would like to thank all the sponsors of this year’s Gala: 101.5 MyFM, BDO Canada, Carters Professional Corp., Centre for Business & Economic Development, Country 105, Georgian College, Humber College, Lavender Blue Catering, Meridian Credit Union, Orangeville Hydro, RBC, Say it with Stacey, Snapd Dufferin, Town of Orangeville, and Winmar Property Restoration.

Photo courtesy of Snapd Dufferin.


The Dufferin Board of Trade is a membership organization that champions a robust voice for the business community in Dufferin County. With over a century as a strong, trusted, and experienced advocate, the Dufferin Board of Trade is the frontline resource for business, working to ensure a prosperous and innovative business environment in Dufferin. Learn more at www.dufferinbot.ca.


The Business Excellence Awards recognize outstanding businesses and community organizations operating in Dufferin and the greater Dufferin area. The Awards celebrate the exceptional contributions of the business community and highlight business leadership, innovation, and growth.


For the full list of nominees and event sponsors click here.