Selection Committee Announces Top 3 Nominees in each Category
April 19, 2011 (Saugeen Shores) The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Top Three Nominees for Business Excellence Awards in each of the eight categories offered. These awards designate Business Excellence in the 2009-2010 time period. “This was by no means an easy job for the Selection Committee,” states Joanne Robbins, General Manager, “There are so many wonderful and deserving businesses in our community, that choosing even the top three in each category was extremely difficult”.
The Committee sifted through over 2,700 nomination/comment forms. This is not a straight “most votes’ wins” process. Although the number of votes for a business is taken into consideration, the comments and insights provided by the public take precedence in the judging criteria. Winners will be announced at the AGM, Mayor’s update on May 5th at Lakeshore Recreation.
The Top Three Nominees ( in alphabetical order) for each category are:
Community Service Award sponsored by Bruce Power:
. Legault’s Independent Grocer
. Sisters on Huron
Customer Service Excellence Award sponsored by Meridian Credit Union:
. Aunt Mabel’s Restaurant
. Loose Leaves
. Mike’s RV Services
Rookie Business of The Year sponsored by Bruce Telecom:
. Babes with Brooms
. Yoga Shala
Young Entrepreneur Award sponsored by the Saugeen Shores Business Enterprise Centre
. Belle Terra (Michelle Casolino)
. Bruce County Chiropractic Clinic (Laura Armstrong)
. NaHoola Spa (Michelle Bruin)
Special Merit Award sponsored by NWMO:
. A Taste of Europe
. Sisters on Huron
Environmental Award sponsored by OPG:
. All In One Landscape Services Inc.
. South-Port Geothermal Ltd. / Next Energy.
. Thorncrest Outfitters
Quality of Life Award sponsored by Carlsun Energy Solutions:
. Active Soles
. Rotary Clubs of Port Elgin & Southampton
. Sue’s Yoga
Business of the Year Award sponsored by the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce:
. Bayberry's of High Street
. Peninsula Ford Lincoln
. The Colonial Motel & Antiques
Annual General Meeting,
Business Excellence Awards & Mayor’s Update
Please join us on May 5th at Lakeshore Recreation for an evening to remember.
. Social 6:00 p.m.
. Dinner 7:00 p.m.
. AGM Business Meeting throughout the meal
. Mayor's Update
. Business Excellence Awards
. Silent Auction throughout the evening
. Cash Bar
. Cost is $40. Limited Seating Available.
Community Service Award sponsored by Bruce Power: this award will go to a business that has demonstrated its strong business citizenship with outstanding contributions to the community in the past two years.
Customer Service Excellence Award sponsored by Meridian Credit Union: presented to the business that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to customer service and customer care.
Rookie Business of The Year sponsored by Bruce Telecom: presented to a new business (or operator) within the past two years which has had an impact on the area of Saugeen Shores including growth, sales, leadership, an active involvement in the community and delivered strong business citizenship.
Young Entrepreneur Award sponsored by the Saugeen Shores Business Enterprise Centre: presented to a person 30 or under years of age that owns or manages a business, which has been successful in meeting goals and has earned the respect of peers and employees.
Special Merit Award sponsored by NWMO: will be presented to a business that has had a special or unique impact on the community, or has done a restoration of a historical building or helped to put Saugeen Shores on the map.
Environmental Award sponsored by OPG: presented to a business that is guided by a sense of responsibility and respect for the environment, through initiative designed to preserve, conserve or improve the local environment.
Quality of Life Award sponsored by Carlsun Energy Solutions: presented to a business or organization for outstanding contribution to the quality of life in our community.
Business of the Year Award sponsored by the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce: presented to the business which has had an impact on the area of Saugeen Shores including demonstrated growth, sales, and leadership, has had an active involvement in the community and delivered strong business citizenship.