Celebrate and honour the achievements of the Trent Hills business community by nominating a business or organization for their commitment to excellence.
The Celebration of Business Excellence Awards Ceremony took place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Grand Maple Event Centre in Hastings.
Presented by the Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce with the generous support of our sponsors.
2023 Award Recipients
EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS
The GreenMoxie Store
Recognizes retail businesses for high achievement and outstanding performance in three or more of the following areas: customer service; job creation; workplace environment; growth in business; product quality or craftsmanship; new and innovative products, services and/or manufacturing techniques.
EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS
The Dockside Bistro
Recognizes businesses in the service industry for high achievement and outstanding performance in three or more of the following areas: customer service; job creation; workplace environment; growth in business; product quality or craftsmanship; new and innovative products, services and/or manufacturing techniques.
Recognizes retail businesses that set a high standard of excellence in customer service, retention and satisfaction. The recipient has demonstrated an ability to stand out from the rest, creating a customer experience that sets an exemplary example for others to follow.
A Step Above Footcare
Recognizes businesses in the service industry that set a high standard of excellence in customer service, retention and satisfaction. The recipient has demonstrated an ability to stand out from the rest, creating a customer experience that sets an exemplary example for others to follow.
Recognizes new businesses that have achieved significant success in one to three years of operation. The recipient will have implemented a vision and pursued strategies that promote, enhance and sustain awareness of their business and their brand to increase sales, overcome obstacles, and understand and meet the needs of their customers.
EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM
Recognizes businesses* that play an active role in the development of the local hospitality and tourism industry, helping to make Trent Hills a great place to visit. The recipient provides outstanding customer service, high-quality products and/or services, delivers innovative marketing campaigns, and recognizes the importance of hospitality to support the tourism economy in Trent Hills. *Non-profit organizations are not eligible for this award.
Be My Guest Restaurant
Recognizes businesses that are seen as leaders in finding ways of doing business while doing good for the community. This could include donating time, money, social capital, marketing support, and/or volunteer actions for community causes. The recipient will have demonstrated their community pride by supporting local charities and organizations, events and/or initiatives.
The Bridge Hospice
Recognizes non-profit organizations that exemplify excellence in service to the community. They have an established reputation for innovation, strategic partnerships, effective volunteer management, successful marketing and promotions, delivery of exceptional programs and services. The recipient will have demonstrated measurable results for the betterment of the organization and the community.
Both non-profit organizations and businesses are eligible for the following awards:
Presented to the
Grand Maple Event Centre
Recognizes businesses or organizations that have successfully utilized digital technology to develop, enhance or modify business processes, the customer experience, or employee efficiency. The recipient will demonstrate how their digital transformation has had a significant impact on their operations.
EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The General on Millpond
Recognizes businesses or organizations that understand the role of diversity and inclusion as being essential to the growth, structure, and continued success of any organization. The recipient will have demonstrated creating an environment that is inclusive and respectful; they go above and beyond to reduce barriers for all.
EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE WELLNESS AND CULTURE
Shades of Gray
Indigenous Pet Treats
Recognizes businesses or organizations that excel while demonstrating a commitment to the physical, intellectual, and emotional support of employees through the work environment. Their commitment to health and safety, team development and team well-being fosters a loyal and healthy workforce.
The following awards were also presented during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 22, 2023:
INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY EMPLOYER
Sharpe’s Food Market
The sponsoring organization will select a business as a recipient that demonstrates strong values and practices towards hiring person/persons with an intellectual disability, dedicated to enriching the lives of others through employment.
The recipient of this award will be chosen from amongst all the business nominees that have demonstrated the ability to rapidly adapt and respond to business disruptions, such as the global pandemic. They have shown tremendous skills and have been adept at evolving their practices, policies and procedures, ensuring business viability and/or community contribution.