Innovator Award Nominees

Enchanting Esthetics

Enchanting Esthetics & More is a one stop shop for all your beauty needs. We offer a full range of Esthetic treatments, as well as two professional Hair Stylists with the bonus of a registered massage therapist. Enchanting Esthetics & More strives to keep up with the changing needs in our community and continues to add more services for our cleints; and thats where we get the “More” for Enchanting Esthetics & More.


Millennium1 Solutions

Millennium1 Solutions is an award-winning outsourced solutions provider originating in Orangeville. M1S employs close to 2000 “Customer Heroes” based in 6 facilities, delivering critical business services and solutions to their clients. 2017 is an exciting year with the celebration of their 40th anniversary; M1S began operating in Orangeville in 1977 and has grown to have over 275 local employees and innovates with new job types added regularly. M1S is proud to have a positive employee culture where “thinking local” and supporting their communities is embraced by all and is a part of their values. Each year M1S raises thousands of dollars for local charities through a variety of employee events and is proud to be an industry-leader.


Blue Mountain Plastics

Blue Mountain Plastics (BMP) has been operating in Dufferin County since 2010 , as one of North America’s only closed loop recycling facilities. We currently purchase approximately 85% of Ontario’s blue box PET plastics and process this material into 100% recycled and recyclable water bottles. Each year we strive for continuous improvement in the areas of innovation and sustainability. 2017 saw a 33 percent increase in capacity by modifying our existing equipment and installing new technology. By recycling existing plastic as opposed to manufacturing new plastic, we reduce energy consumption by 76%, emissions by 78%, and water usage by 99%. BMP believes “there is enough plastic in the world today, we just need to find ways to reuse it.”


Lavender Blue Catering

Lavender Blue Catering and Prepared Foods was founded by 2 friends with ambitions to change the expectations around food and what full service catering should feel like. They started in a small kitchen in the back half of a unit in Downtown Orangeville and in 4 years have taken the company to their permanent home at the Athlete Institute. There they have a commercial kitchen and a café-retail location where you can find frozen take home meals, soups and desserts and freshly prepared meals to take home or stay in. The 2 women strive to make a difference in their community and largely support Family Transition Place and Dufferin Child and Family Services. They also initiated the “Dufferin Mac and Cheese Fest” in support of the hospital.


Family Transition Place

Since 1984, Family Transition Place (FTP) has been providing critical services to women and their children who have experienced abuse and unhealthy relationships. Inside FTP’s doors, women find a warm and welcoming place where their safety and well-being is the most important thing in the world. Whether they need a safe place to live, or the services of a professional, skilled counsellor to assist them on their journey, FTP is there to help. Over the years, FTP has become known, not only for these core critical services, but for also being a leader in the field of healthy relationship education.Through all of these measures, FTP strives to deliver services that provide safety, support and hope – so we can help create a healthy community.


Canadian Bath Bomb Company

We are proud to be a North American Company. Our bath bombs are made in our production facility in Canada, not outsource to China. We believe in keeping everything local, purchasing all of our supplies from Canada and the United States. At Canadian Bath Bomb, we are proud to be North America’s leading supplier of Own Label (Private Label) Bath Bombs. Our production capabilities afford us the opportunity to supply medium to large chain stores with their own brand of bath bombs. Some of our current clients include Plato’s Closet Canada, Plato’s Closet United States, Home Hardware, Chatters hair salons, Stag Shop and Giftcraft.


Prim Pickins

Prim Pickins has supplied both the wholesale and retail industry with quality, handmade furniture and home decor. Catching the attention of companies like Home Hardware, Lawtons Drugs, Great Wolf Lodge, Homesense, Hallmark and more, Jamie-Lee grew her business from a small hobby to a industry leading manufacturer. After landing a deal with Dragon Michael Wekerle on CBC’s DRAGONS’ DEN, she later declined the offer off air and has continued to lead her dreams with the help of her family and friends. Prim Pickins (and Jamie-Lee) have gained respect and admiration in the community and can often be found behind the scenes providing volunteer and donation efforts for local charities, events and fundraisers in the community.



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Business of the Year – under 10 employees | Business of the Year – 10 or more employees | Association of the Year | Emerging Business Award | Innovator Award | Young Professional of the Year | Sustainability | Business Citizen of the Year