Business Awards 2018


Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2018 Business Awards! Here are the winners:

Business of the Year – RE/MAX Affilitiates Realty Ltd.

Business Person of the Year – Dan Andress, Andress’ Your Independent Grocer

Aesthetic Award – Smiths Falls Veterinary Services

Community Appreciation Award – Lynda Daniluk, Smiths Falls Community Theatre

Immigrant Entrepreneur Award – Natatia Gemmell, Functional Performance Fitness

Young Entrepreneur Award – Sara Foley, Howling Designs

 


Business of the Year

honours a business that:

Demonstrates continual business excellence through positive business growth. Has a positive impact on the economic development of the Town of Smiths Falls. Exemplifies excellent customer service. Embraces an outstanding commitment to quality. Has significant volunteer experience in areas that benefit the community. Must be a member in good standing of the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce.

Nominees:

Howling Designs

Sweatergang Companions

Valley Custom Cutting Inc.

RE/MAX Affiliates Realty Ltd.

Kevin and Jacalyn Grimes, recipient of the Business of the Year award.

 


Business Person of the Year

honours a business person who is:

The founder, owner, CEO, President or Senior Executive of a company. Exhibits business leadership and vision. Displays a commitment to the success of both his/her business and Smiths Falls as a whole. Serves as a role model or mentor to others in the business community. Has significant volunteer experience in areas that benefit the community. Demonstrates a commitment to the Smiths Falls community.

Nominees:

Amy Rensby, C’est Tout Bakery

Brian Paquette, Cafe Whim

Natatia Gemmell, Functional Performance Fitness

Dan Andress, Andress’ Your Independent Grocer

Dan Andress and his wife Wanita, recipient of the Business Person of the Year award.

 


Aesthetic Award

honours a business that:

Has undergone efforts to beautify, renovate, re-design and/or improve interior, facade and/or surroundings within the last year. Is a member in good standing with the Chamber of Commerce. Is not a past winner of this award for the building or project this award is attributed to.

Nominees:

Art & Science Physiotherapy and Pilates

Optimum Health

Tweed Inc.

Smiths Falls Veterinary Services

 


Community Appreciation Award

honours a business person who:

Demonstrates exemplary leadership, dedication and commitment to the betterment of the Smiths Falls Community. Is not a past winner of this award. Nominees do not need to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Nominees:

Rev. Christopher Ryan, Trinity United Church

Dr. Frazer Smith, Smiths Falls Family Chiropractic

Peter Au, The Rideau Roundtable

Lynda Daniluk, Smiths Falls Community Theatre

 


Immigrant Entrepreneur Award

guidelines:

This award is given by the Smiths Falls Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) program with support from Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation.  It recognizes business achievement of a business person who was not born in Canada.

Nominees do not have to have moved to Canada recently and they do not need to be a member of the Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Nominees:

Nicola Thomson, Niknaks Paddle Shack

Pavel Kabuda, My Place Restaurant

Natatia Gemmell, Functional Performance Fitness

 


Young Entrepreneur Award

honours a business owner who:

Is 35 years old or younger. Has excelled in business. Demonstrates a commitment to the community. Exemplifies leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Exhibits exceptional vision that contributes to business success.

Nominees do not need to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Award is sponsored and selected by Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation.

Nominees:

Chris Haines, 4 Degrees Brewing Company

Christine Wilson, Sweatergang Companions

Sara Foley, Howling Designs