Business & Community Achievement Awards Gala

2016 Business & Community Achievement Awards Gala
Celebrating Excellence in the Haliburton Highlands!

Sponsored by:




The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate all the award recipients of the 11th Annual Business & Community Achievement Awards. 

Business Achievementsponsored by K. Brewer Financial Services

  • The Pump Shop

Customer First – Businesssponsored by Technicalities Plus

  • Wintergreen Maple Products and Pancake Barn

Entrepreneur of the Yearsponsored by Patient News

  • Mike McFadden, McFadden’s Meat Market

Innovation & Creativitysponsored by Haliburton County Development Corporation

  • The Haliburton Real Estate Team

New Businesssponsored by Trophy Property Corp.

  • Highland Glass & Windows

Not-for-Profit of the Yearsponsored by Bank of Montreal

  • Community Living

Skilled Trades & Industrysponsored by Minden Subaru

  • Harcourt Park Marina

Tourism & Hospitalitysponsored by County of Haliburton – Tourism & OHTO

  • Bonnie View Inn

Warden’s Awardsponsored by County of Haliburton

  • Haliburton County Snowmobile Association

Highlander of the Yearsponsored by Lakeview Motel

  • Max Ward

Customer First – Employee Recognition Category

  • After the exceptional positive feedback we received last year for this award category, I would like to invite all of the nominees to the stage. The ladies and gentlemen nominated in this category represent exceptional customer service in the Haliburton Highlands. Without their dedication and hard work, our businesses would not shine the way they do. Because of employees like these individuals, the Chamber is happy to announce a county-wide customer service recognition program. Each of the people in this category will be showcased as a winner in this award category throughout the year. In addition, we will be launching an online campaign for consumers to nominate employees all year long.To the winners in this category, we would like to thank you for the example you have set for what customer service in the Haliburton Highlands is all about.


Click here to see the full list of nominees.



Thank you to our confirmed sponsors:







The Business & Community Achievement Awards is a celebration of excellence in the Haliburton Highlands. It continues to grow as the premier business event of the year, recognizing the achievements and contributions of local businesses and individuals in 10 award categories. This annual event, the Chamber’s largest, brings together business, government and community in recognition of community excellence.

Click here to read about our formal judging process.


Celebrating 10 Years: A Look Back at Past Award Recipients

Thank you to Highlander TV for putting together the Highlander of the Year video so we could highlight these incredible people in our community.

Thank you to Haliburton Echo and Minden Times for digging through their archives so we could showcase the previous award recipients. Click here to see the full ten years.

Thank you to Canoe FM for tracking down as many past recipients as they could of the Youth of the Year Award so we could showcase them at the Gala and find out “Where are they now?” Click here to read their stories. You can also hear on-air interviews with them on the Canoe FM website.

Thank you to all of our partners for helping us highlight ten years of excellence in the Haliburton Highlands.


For the full list of Award winners from the past 10 years, click here.