• The following businesses were recognized for outstanding achievements in 2023.

  • Tatham Engineering
  • Employer of the Year Award presented by Alta Vista Planning Partners

    Tatham Engineering was recognized as employer of the year.


  • Low Carb # 1 Stop Owners
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award  presented by OLG 

    Low Carb # 1 Stop was recognized for their commitment to making their store accessible and their focus on serving customers with diverse needs.


  • Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award sponsored by RBC

    Abby Taxi was honoured as Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year. Factors considered were their company's significant investment in growth over the past year and dedication to customer service.

  • Chris Bellchambers Award

    in recognition of outstanding community contribution

    Pam Carter and Leslie Fournier, for their contributions to the arts and tourism in Orillia & Lake Country

  • Anti Aging Clinic
  • Innovation Award  presented by the City of Orillia 

    Anti-Aging Clinic was recognized for their innovation in the field of medical aesthetics.


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  • Milestone Award  


    Carson Funeral Home was recognized for marking their 150th year in 2023.


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  • Strengthening Orillia and Lake Country Award presented by HGR Graham Partners

    Bent Law Legal Services was recognized for their charitable efforts and dedication to serving underrepresented groups.


  • New Business of the Year

    Coach House Kids Coach House Kids is a second-hand children's clothing store that opened in 2023. They were selected as new business of the year based on their bringing a new type of retail store to the area and the resilience they showed following a fire at their location.

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  • Sustainability Award 

    Green Storage was recognized for their outstanding commitment to sustainable practices, including the use of green technologies in their facilities and philanthropic efforts toward environmental sustainability.

  • Fairfield
  • Customer Service Award 

    Fairfield Inn was recognized for their excellence in customer service.


  • Small Business of the Year sponsored by O'Coin & Walker BMO Nesbitt Burns

    The Stay Kleen Hub for their demonstrated excellence in customer service, environmentally friendly practices, demonstrating "shop local" attitude, and community efforts.

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  • Business Leader of the Year presented by Betsy Gross in memory of Bill Swiminer


    Ben Lowry, Lowry Building Company, for demonstrating the entrepreneurial spirit through his dedication to innovation within his industry and business growth.

  • Young-Entrepreneurs
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Georgian College 

    Teanna Larmand of Cheer Sport Sharks and Marlow Levine of Paper Planes Cafe were both honoured as Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Recipients were selected based on a number of factors including completeness of entry submission, notable achievements in the past year, and community involvement.

  • Stay Kleen Hub
  • Business Growth Award

    Stay Kleen Hub was recognized for their company's significant sales growth in 2023.


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  • Not for Profit or Charitable Organization Award


    Mariposa House Hospice

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  • Presenting Sponsor