Business & Community Achievement Awards Gala

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 Congratulations to all of the winners of the 12th Annual Business & Community Achievement Awards:

Business Achievement Award (sponsored by K. Brewer Financial Services)

  • McKeck’s Tap & Grill

Customer First – Business Award (sponsored by Technicalities Plus)

  • Master’s Bookstore

Customer First – Employee Award (sponsored by Walker’s Home Hardware)

  • Cathy Mack (Sassy Digs)

Entrepreneur of the Year Award (sponsored by Patient News)

  • Chris Carl & Terri Matthews-Carl

Innovation & Creativity Award (sponsored by Haliburton County Development Corporation)

  • Abbey Gardens

New Business Award (sponsored by Trophy Property Corp.)

  • Clothes Encounters of the Thrift Kind

Not for Profit of the Year Award (sponsored by Bank of Montreal)

  • Point in Time

Skilled Trades & Industry Award (sponsored by Minden Subaru)

  • ArborView Tree Care

Tourism & Hospitality Award (sponsored by County of Haliburton – Tourism and Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization)

  • Yours Outdoors

Young Professional of the Year Award (sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada)

  • Morgan Burke

Warden’s Award (sponsored by County of Haliburton)

  • Haliburton Highlands Land Trust

Highlander of the Year Award (sponsored by Lakeview Motel)

  • Andy Campbell
Click here for the full list of nominees.

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.




Thank you to our Award & Evening sponsors!











Thank you to our Table Sponsors!





Thank you to our Proud Supporters!

HP Super Store

Wintergreen Maple Products

Sassy Digs

Dawson Gray Chartered Accountants

Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast

Todd Tiffin, Sales Rep, RE/MAX North Country Realty

Boshkung Brewing Co.

Cabins at the Domain

Bill Kulas, RE/MAX North Country Realty

Bark Lake Cultural Developments

Kenneth E Bailey Professional Corp.

Greg Bishop Surveying & Consulting

Highland Electric Heating & A/C

Highland Dog Grooming & Training



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.