Chamber celebrates Small Business Week with Awards of Excellence

Business Awards of Excellence Gala
Posted on: October 11, 2018


Small Business week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship in Canada that was first organized in 1979 by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). With events happening across the county, the week is an opportunity to bring small business owners together to network and celebrate achievements. And Small Business is a big deal in small and medium sized towns and rural communities across the country and across the province. Small businesses contribute greatly to their local economies through job creation and taxes and are often very involved in many aspects of the community.

“Small businesses are so important in a community. They are the ones that make a community unique and different, they are the supporters of local organizations, of community teams and events ”, said Jamie Law, Chair of the Board of the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce.

And that is exactly why the Chamber feels it is so important to recognize business through the Business Awards of Excellence Gala. Now in its sixth year, the Business Awards were first developed in 2013 as an avenue to celebrate and recognize businesses that are making a difference in the community.

For the 2 nd year, the Business Awards of Excellence will be held at The Grand Hotel in Carleton Place. “We are excited to be back at the Grand this year. It is truly an exceptional venue to celebrate the achievements of the business community!” notes Chamber Manager Jackie Kavanagh “The hotel, like the Chamber has a long history in the community and we think it makes a perfect venue for celebrations”.

In all there a 21 (twenty-one) local businesses that will be recognized at the awards in 6 (six) different categories. And the nominees are:

Business / Business Person of the Year
Stonefields Estate
The Waterside Retirement Community
The Thruway Restaurant

Community Involvement Award
The Studio School of Dance
Luxart Homes
Black Tartan Kitchen

Excellence in Customer Service
Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum
Joanne Beaton, Real Estate
Kirk Orthodontics

Entrepreneur of the Year
Lakeside Shawarma
Marked Ultimate Family Adventure Park
The Good Food Tour
Et Cetera
The Grand Hotel

Employee/ Team of the Year
TD Bank
Lanark County Interval House
Big Brothers Big Sisters

People’s Choice Award
Lakeside Shawarma
Marked Ultimate Family Adventure Park
Stonefields Estate
The Good Food Company
Luxart Homes

Winners will be announced and trophies awarded at the gala evening which includes a
cocktail reception, dinner and music on Friday October 19.