Barrie Chamber of Commerce announces Business Awards finalists

Winners to be announced during November 22 virtual ceremony

courtesy of the Barrie Chamber of Commerce

The Barrie Business Awards are a longstanding recognition program that celebrates the contribution of local businesses to the continued growth and success of our community. We invite you to join us for a virtual celebration of incredible Barrie businesses at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 22, 2021. Watch live at

The 2021 celebration will again be presented in a virtual format streaming live on YouTube. Iain Moggach from Theatre by the Bay is our host for the evening, and we are incredibly grateful that he jumped at the opportunity. Many thanks as well to our incredible sponsors for stepping up once again to support our business community.

These awards are not just about a company’s financial success, they are intended to acknowledge a set of values, that recognizes social responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit, risk-taking, ideas, and innovation in our community – all of which contribute to a stronger local economy, the importance of which has been emphasized even more in these past 18 months. On behalf of the Chamber Board, staff and our members, we congratulate all of our nominees. To be a finalist for any category is in itself a great accomplishment.

2021 Barrie Business Awards Finalists

Manufacturing, Engineering, & Construction Business Excellence Award

  • Environmental Systems Corporation
  • Gerrits Engineering

Service Sector Business Excellence Award

  • Simcoe Yardworkz
  • Smartcell Communications
  • Trainer’s Choice Inc.

Hospitality & Tourism Sector Business Excellence Award

  • Chillz Dessert Lounge
  • Dèrive Travel Canada

Not-For-Profit or Charitable Organization Award

  • Glowing Hearts Charity
  • Shak’s World
  • Theatre By The Bay

New Business Award

  • Local Street Marketplace
  • Trooper Pet Services
  • Urban Village Academy

Business Growth Award

  • Action First Aid Inc.
  • Beauty & Babes
  • FreshSpoke

Marketing & Promotions Award

  • Open Air Dunlop
  • Social Squared
  • The Faris Team Real Estate Brokerage

Pay It Forward Award

  • Connect Hair Studio
  • Grow Vantage
  • Yvonne Metcalfe Images

Small Business of the Year Award

  • Anahata Yoga from the Heart
  • NetGain SEO Inc.
  • Thee Place for Paws

Employer of the Year Award

  • ADM Design Inc.
  • The Peggy Hill Team

Young Professional of the Year Award

  • Rick Black, Black Controls Company
  • Katie May, Doghike
  • Wendy Graham, Studio House Barrie

Employee of the Year Award

  • Tina Haddow,
  • Adam Kovacs, North Swing Golf Lounge

Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award of Excellence

  • Chris Yanch, Georgian Home Comfort
  • Patricia Dent, Grow Vantage
  • Denise Tucker, Olive Oil Co.