Barrie Chamber of Commerce narrows list of nominees for Women in Business Awards

Awards program honours local women who have shaped the community

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Awards recognize and encourage a woman or woman-led business or organization that has excelled beyond their expectations over the past year.

This awards program honours local women who have shaped the community through social responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit, risk-taking and innovation.

The celebration will be at a luncheon at Liberty North on Thursday, March 2, where the winners will be announced. Tickets are on sale on the Chamber website:

The Barrie Chamber utilizes Awardify; a user-friendly, secure, Canadian-made awards management platform to ensure the integrity of the award selection process. Nominated by the public, the nominees submitted their applications to the system which were then evaluated by an impartial panel of judges from across Ontario.

The top three (3) Finalists in each category are:


  • Allison Allin, Serenity Birth Studio & Babyshop
  • Danielle Levangie, Red Barn Event Centre
  • Angie Ricci, DriverDX Inc.

Heart and Soul:

  • Patricia Dent, Ask For Direction
  • Nikki Glahn, Barrie Families Unite
  • Candice Thomas, Evergreen Wellness


  • Jordann Bone, Botree Inc.
  • Cassie Frengopoulos, Gerrits Engineering Ltd.
  • Megan Price, Sandbox Centre

Women in Trade

  • Lisa Bertram, Bertram Construction Ltd.
  • Lee-Anne Giglio, Tempo Flexible Packaging
  • Samantha Hunt, The Sargeant Company Ltd.

Young Entrepreneur

  • Rebecca Bartley, Trooper Pet Veterinary Nursing
  • Shanicka Edwards, Shak’s World
  • Ryley James, Ryley James Art


  • Brittany Gallagher, Splash On Water Parks
  • Deb Hennig, Action First Aid
  • Sasha Parrell, The Breakthru Guru

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