2022 Barrie Business Awards Finalists Announced


Today, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce announced the 2022 Finalists for the Barrie Business Awards.

During the announcement, Jeff Lehman talked about the strength of our business community.

“We are a regional center but that doesn’t come anywhere close to telling the story of how strong this community is and I know in the face of adversity, whether its COVID or a tornado or business challenges like a recession or otherwise, we constantly show support for one another.” Lehman continues, “What really, I think, defines us is we have a strong sense of who we are and what we want to be and the Chamber has re-enforced, for years, that we want to be a strong business community and engine for our area.”

The Barrie Business Awards began in 2003 as a way to recognize the contribution of local businesses to the ongoing success of our community. Every year a call for nominations is made in the spring. Nominee profiles are collected throughout the summer. From there, a panel of judges select the top 3 finalists in each category.

In 2022 there were 175 nominations, 90 business submissions and a total of 39 finalists across 13 categories. This year’s Barrie Business Awards categories and finalists are:

Manufacturing Sector Business Excellence Award

  • Advance Motion & Controls
  • Canplas Industries
  • TNR Industrial Doors

Service Business Excellence Award

  • Trooper Pet Veterinary Nursing
  • Emergency Management Group Inc
  • Simcoe Family Dentistry

Hospitality & Tourism Business Excellence Award

  • Town And Country Steakhouse
  • Vision Travel
  • Wine Journeys

Not-For-Profit Or Charitable Organization Award

  • Busby Centre
  • Glowing Hearts Charity
  • Youth Haven

New Business Award

  • Jet Lag Voyages
  • Stasis Jiu Jitsu & Yoga
  • Whoosh Logistics

Business Growth Award

  • Brian’s Little Electric Inc
  • Madison Taylor Design
  • Ripe Juicery

Marketing & Promotions Award

  • Assisting You Social
  • Rock 95 / KOOL FM / Barrie 360
  • SocialSquared Digital Marketing Inc

Pay It Forward Award

  • Barrie Chrysler and 400 Chrysler
  • Superior Home Health Care
  • Wild Lotus Floral Design

Small Business Of The Year Award

  • Baker Studios
  • Mooshfood Supermarket African Caribbean Grocery
  • Ruby Tattoo Studio

Employer Of The Year Award

  • Affordable Comfort Ltd
  • Busch Systems
  • Mak Mechanical

Young Professional Of The Year Award (Individual)

  • Rebecca Bartley, Trooper Pet Veterinary Nursing
  • Stephanie Gareau, Body Works
  • Tom Zinn, Affordable Comfort

Employee Of The Year Award (Individual)

  • Maris Baker, Trooper Pet Veterinary Nursing
  • Bill Bradbury, Busch Systems
  • Taylor Schaly, Trainers Choice

Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award Of Excellence (Individual)

  • Doug Bingley, Central Ontario Broadcasting
  • Patricia Dent, Grow Vantage
  • Mike Kinsey, Mak Mechanical

The winners of the Barrie Business Awards will be announced at the gala event on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

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