BDO Canada LLP, CIBC, K. Brewer Financial Services Inc., Lakeland Holding Ltd. and it's affiliates: Bracebridge Generation, Lakeland Networks and Lakeland Power, and Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network present the 24th Annual Outstanding Bracebridge Business Achievement Awards Gala on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at the Bracebridge Sportsplex Auditorium.

The Gala is a way to celebrate excellence in the Bracebridge Business Community.

Your help is needed to determine the winners of the awards.

Please complete the voting ballot below. Only one vote per award category per person please.

Voting deadline is Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

We've included links to the businesses (if possible) and write ups that were received with the nominations.

* 1. THE NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

A new or nearly new Bracebridge business that has been in operation three years or less. This business may have demonstrated outstanding growth, uniqueness, environmental sensitivity, marketing success and/or may have received other peer recognition either regionally or provincially.

Which Bracebridge business is your choice for New Business of the Year?  (Included with the nominees are quotes from those who nominated them.)

This Award is Sponsored by Gagnon's Your Independent Grocer

* 2. ESTABLISHED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

A Bracebridge based business that has been in operation more than three years. This business may have demonstrated outstanding growth, uniqueness, environmental sensitivity, marketing success and/or may have received other peer recognition either regionally or provincially.

Which Bracebridge business is your choice for Established Business of the Year? (Included with the nominees are quotes from those who nominated them.)

This award is sponsored by TD Canada Trust
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* 3. THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD - A local business person between 18 and 35 years of age who has demonstrated extraordinary entrepreneurial success in starting a new business or revitalizing a mature company.

Which Bracebridge based young person is your choice for Young Entrepreneur of the Year? (Included with the nominees are quotes from those who nominated them.)

This award is Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
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* 4. EXCELLENT RETAIL CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD - Is there a Bracebridge based retail business that has wowed you with their excellent customer service?  It could be a retail business where the desire to give the best customer service is conspicuous and apparent. Where service is paramount, an important part of the business style and is obviously built-in to its corporate consciousness.

Which Bracebridge business is your choice for Excellent Retail Customer Service?  (Included with the nominees are quotes from those who nominated them.)

This award is Sponsored by The Bracebridge B.I.A.
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* 5. BEST HOME BASED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD - Some people operate businesses out of their homes.  This licensed, home-operated Bracebridge business may have demonstrated success and innovation over the years and especially in the past year. They provide a quality product or service and conduct their business with professionalism and integrity.

Which Home Based Bracebridge Business do you feel is the best?  (Included with the nominees are quotes from those who nominated them.)

This award is Sponsored by Your Local HVAC Team Inc.


* 6. THE SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR AWARD - This Bracebridge based business has a reputation of providing services in a knowledgeable and professional manner. They offer quality work and continuously exceed clients' expectations.

Which Bracebridge business do you consider to be the Service Provider of the Year? (Included with the nominees are quotes from those who nominated them.)

This award is Sponsored by Speedy Glass Bracebridge
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* 7. TOURISM AWARD - This Bracebridge based business could have demonstrated superior tourist / visitor services in the provision of: accommodations or food services or tourist attraction or tourism services.

Which Bracebridge Business has earned the Tourism Award? (Included with the nominees are quotes from those who nominated them.)

This award is Sponsored by Muskoka Tourism
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* 8. FEMALE BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD - This woman may have demonstrated business excellence and success through leadership and creativity. Achievements could be supported by increased sales / productivity / unique business approach or possibly demonstrated personal and financial involvement.

Who should be the Bracebridge Female Business Person of the Year? (Included with the nominees are quotes from those who nominated them.)

This award is Sponsored by Georgian College Muskoka Campus
Georgian College

* 9. MALE BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD - This man may have demonstrated business excellence and success through leadership and creativity. Achievements could be supported by increased sales / productivity / unique business approach or possibly demonstrated personal and financial involvement.

Which Bracebridge business man should be the Male Business Person of the Year? (Included with the nominees are quotes from those who nominated them.)

This award is Sponsored by Barriston LLP
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* 10. ACCESSIBILITY AWARD - A business or organization that has designed or renovated their place of business to eliminate barriers and/or enhance access for people with disabilities OR, a business that has provided accessible service to persons with disabilities.
* The achievement should relate to the past three years (2015 to 2018).
* The selection of awards will be based on the information submitted with the nomination form. Nominators can submit additional information including letters of support, testimonials, pictures, drawings, etc. to chamber@bracebridgechamber.com with the Subject: Accessibility Award.

Which Bracebridge business should win the Accessibility Award? (Included with the nominees are quotes from those who nominated them.)

This award is Sponsored by The Town of Bracebridge Accessibility Advisory Committee
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* 11. OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRACEBRIDGE AWARD - This Bracebridge-based business or individual has voluntarily engaged in activities that enhance the community's quality of life and supports these endeavors through personal time and/or resources. They have created a corporate/personal culture of giving with emphasis on community volunteerism that is unrelated to their core business.

Which person or business deserves the Outstanding Contribution to Bracebridge Award? (Included with the nominees are quotes from those who nominated them.)

This award is sponsored by The Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce
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Thank you for your input.

Call (705) 645-5231 to reserve your place at the gala dinner. $85/person or $70/person for Chamber Members.  Reserve a full table of 8 and save $30.00.
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