2016 Business Excellence Awards – Business of the Year – under 10 employees

Meridian Credit Union is pleased to sponsor the
2016 Business of the Year – Under 10 employees Award

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The 2016 Business of the Year – Under 10 employees Award

Recognizes a business for noteworthy accomplishments, long-standing contributions to Dufferin County, and significant community involvement.  This business demonstrates best business practices and is a leader amongst Dufferin businesses with less than 10 employees.


Actum Building Solutions

Actum Building Solutions is a full-service diversified property maintenance company committed to helping people achieve their goals. We offer a wide range of services to Building Managers and Owners by providing dependable, quality workmanship from handyman repairs to your largest renovation needs. Our excellent reputation attests to our superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, clear communication, honesty and integrity. The company is owned by Cindy Davis and we pride ourselves to not only employ local talent but also we have made a decision to use local suppliers. We truly believe in the concept of “Shop local” and we have been rewarded by the residence and businesses of Dufferin County by their support resulting in our growth.

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Canadian Bath Bomb Company

From our modest, unassuming retail premises in Shelburne we have become Canada’s leading supplier of bath bombs to the retail and gift industry, Our business is 90% wholesale, 10% retail. We utilise new 3D printing technology to make our own moulds and imprints, giving us spectacular, unique products. Over the last 3 years we have grown from a single person (me) doing everything, to 4 full time staff, 3 independent sales reps and a growing number of casual staff for seasonal or trade show help. Our customer base is primarily independent gift stores and spas, recent growth has included the IDA chain of pharmacies, Caryl Baker Visage and, the cherry on the cake, Saks Off Fifth.


Country 105 – CFDCFM

Country 105 is the first truly local radio station for Dufferin County. Broadcasting from our Shelburne studios to the surrounding communities of Orangeville, Grand Valley, Dundalk, Alliston, Caledon and everywhere in between. We are committed to serving and staying connected to our listeners with the best local news, information and fun contests with 50,000 watts of Today’s Best Country! We play the very best of country music – the artists that you know and love, from the charts of today and from back in the day as well! Our local newsroom is always looking for the latest information about the issues that affect you, right here in your own backyard. You’ll find us at 104.9 on the FM dial or online at www.country105.ca

*Unfortunately, Country 105 is ineligible to receive this award.




Hermosa Boutique

As owner of Hermosa Boutique it is my passion to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for you our client as you shop for that special outfit or gift. While you take in the beauty, warmth, smell and sounds of what it is like to walk into a quaint boutique in the downtown core of the picturesque Grand Valley you can enjoy at your leisure a browse throughout. You will find several unique items from gorgeous ladies fashion and accessories, home décor, bath and beauty, the man’s cave, and last but not least the baby’s corner. The store front windows are always changing and have been enjoyed by many. Hermosa is a proud supporter of several community events. So grab a friend and take a stroll downtown Grand Valley and visit Hermosa Boutique.



Jungle Oasis Playground

Jungle Oasis Playground is an indoor family play and party centre located in Orangeville. Open daily for drop in family play time. There are 2 party rooms available for birthday parties and special events. Catering to ages 0 to 12 (plus adults), Jungle Oasis is fun for the whole family. Jungle Oasis has hosted over 2,000 parties and events in the past 3 ½ years of business. Customers visit from many outlying areas traveling over an hour for their kids to play at this facility. This is great for the community of Orangeville as these guests also visit other local restaurants and stores while in the area. Jungle Oasis has teamed up with other local businesses, community, and sports groups, which has really benefited many local people as well.



Manax Plumbing, Pumps and Water Softeners

Manax Plumbing, Pumps and Water Softeners has been proudly serving Dufferin County for all their water solutions since 1974! Whether you need a toilet unplugged, a faucet changed out, a new water softener or your well pump replaced, we can do it all!

We are a family owned company who wants to help your family in times of trouble and when you want to refresh your kitchen or bathroom! Friendly and reliable service is what we strive for, just ask the thousands of customers who call us back into their homes and businesses!

We appreciate everyone who refers us and want to thank you all for the Business Excellence nomination for the Dufferin Board of Trade!


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Mochaberry Coffee & Company Ltd.

Mochaberry has been offering exceptional customer service, fresh food and specialty drinks to its customers since 2004. In 2012, Mochaberry started roasting all its coffee in-house at the cafe. Roasting coffee daily in small batches ensures all customers get the best quality and freshest coffee possible whether purchasing online or at the cafe. The cafe / coffee roastery is located in the heritage district of Orangeville and operates out of a historic brick building with a funky interior. Mochaberry’s freshly made food ranges from breakfast sandwiches to grilled panini’s to an assortment of baked goods, smoothies and specialty coffee drinks. Mochaberry is also a very active local community event supporter.


Prim Pickins

Supplying hundreds of stores across Canada for the past 8 years, Prim Pickins has become a known name in the wholesale industry. Some of the big name stores Jamie-lee supplies includes Sears, Amazon, Hallmark, Lawtons drugs and more. Recognized for her hard work and dedication, Jamie-Lee successfully landed herself a deal with Michael Wekerle on last seasons DRAGONS DEN. (S 10, ep 9). She has received many awards and nominations and has spent many hours volunteering and fundraising in her community. Her recent work with the Shelburne Street Festival helped grow the Event substantially. She also regularly fundraises for the feral cat rescue, local schools & more.


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Stone and Land Artisans

My name is Tyler Pinkney, I’m married with two kids Annabelle (3) and Noah(2). I am a horticultural landscape tech, and Brick and stone mason by trade. I started my company four years ago after a lengthy apprenticeship I had started before I was finished high school . Owning my own company makes it easier to express my creativity, maintain my family life as well ,as the high quality of work a strive to achieve. This past winter my daughter was diagnosed with neuroblasoma cancer and at which time I was hardly able to work and wasn’t sure of my company’s future. Annabelle pulling through I was able to continue my dream as a business owner. I grew up in Shelburne all my work is in and around the area. Keeping the business local is very important



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Tony’s Garage

It is with pleasure that I accept the nomination for 2016 Business of the Year – Under 10 employees. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and my company. My name is Tony Traetto and I operate Tony’s Garage. I have been in business for over 17 years and for 5 years in Dufferin County. Although I have been in the automotive trade for over 30 years, the desire to run my own company and service clients didn’t happen from the start. Along the way I found the desire to keep clients satisfied also fulfilled me! I can honestly say that the last 5 years in this town have been my most successful and fulfilling in my career. Our staff has great chemistry and we thrive on providing “OLD FASHIONED SERVICE” for our clients and their vehicles


TriTone Music Studios

TriTone Music Studios is lucky to have the most knowledgeable teachers and spacious, comfortable learning rooms. Our music school is located at 48 Centennial Road Unit #3. We have six lessons rooms running Monday through Saturday. Our students and teachers participate in two recitals per year, one at Christmas and one in the spring.
We offer lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, violin, fiddle and theory. We also offer training in The Royal Conservatory of Music for piano, theory and voice.
We are proud to be a part of Dufferin County’s wonderful music scene!


Dufferin Apparel & Promotional Products

We are a full service sportswear, apparel imaging and promotional product company proudly located in Orangeville, Ontario. Dufferin Apparel & Promotional Products has been providing quick efficient service at reasonable prices and excellent quality since 2002. At Dufferin we work with you to create the customized clothing and accessories that you are looking for.


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9 Round

Since 9Round’s inception in 2008, it has developed into one of the fastest growing fitness franchise’s in the world! 9Round’s can be found in 12 countries and it’s simple formula has helped thousands of people become healthier, overcome heartache and loss, illness and become fit while losing unwanted pounds. The beauty lies in its simplicity…a 30 minute full-body kick boxing workout, perfect for all fitness levels, no class times, a different work out every day, and the best part, the trainer is included!! 9Round’s are known for their old-fashioned values which includes excellent customer service. We know your name, your dogs name and often become friends. Many members feel like we are a home away from home!! It has been an honour to be a part of this franchise and this community. Thank you, Orangeville, for the nominations!!

*unfortunately 9Round is ineligible to receive this award.