Final Nominee List Released for the 13th Annual Business & Community Achievement Awards Gala

March 1, 2019: Today, the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the list of nominees for the 13th Annual Business & Community Achievement Awards Gala.

A total of 127 nominations were received for local businesses, organizations and individuals across Haliburton County. “We are so happy to be able to support the community by recognizing the amazing people, enterprises and organizations that contribute so much to living in the Haliburton Highlands.”, said Andrea Strano, President of the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce. “This is all about acknowledging what makes our area great.”

The Business & Achievement Awards Gala, through a public nomination process, recognizes the business, organizations, and individuals who are “doing it right” in our community. The 13th Annual Business & Community Achievement Awards Gala, sponsored by Heat-Line Freeze Protection Systems, will take place on Saturday March 30th at Pinestone Resort where the award recipients will be announced. The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Heat-Line Freeze Protection Systems would like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees.

Business Achievement 

  • Above Board Carpentry
  • Bark Lake Leadership & Conference Centre
  • Haliburton Solar & Wind
  • Bank of Montreal – Haliburton
  • IJES Camera Support Systems
  • Yummy Mummy Emporium and Apothecary

Customer First – Business

  • Parish & Strano, Re/Max North Country Realty Inc. Brokerage
  • Bank of Montreal – Haliburton
  • Cottage Care Rentals
  • I Love Your Dog
  • Haliburton Driving Range
  • Haliburton Solar & Wind
  • Hilary Morrin, Engel & Völkers Real Estate Brokerage
  • Hodgkinson Enterprises
  • Minden Animal Hospital
  • Needful Things
  • Pretty Paws Pet Boutique and Spa
  • Walker’s Home Hardware
  • Wintergreen Maple Products

Customer First – Employee

  • Angelika Walter – Aprons & Soaps
  • Donna McCallum – Abbey Retreat Centre
  • Kasara McKay – Boshkung Brewing Company
  • Morgan Fisher – Minden Animal Hospital
  • Renee Griffith – Bonnieview Inn
  • Shani Hurd – Cordell Carpet
  • Shay Hutchings – Haliburton County Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
  • Shontel Neville – Heat-Line Freeze Protection Systems
  • Tammy Warburton – Highland Glass & Windows
  • Tracey Morrison – Kosy Korner
  • Trista Greer – Shopper’s Drug Mart

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Graham Borgdorff – Above Board Carpentry
  • Morgan Burke – The Birds and the Bees
  • Brian Nash – Haliburton Solar & Wind
  • Steve Stewart – Minden Electric, Generator Solutions
  • Paul Roy – Upriver Trading Company
  • Amanda Vollmer – Yummy Mummy Emporium and Apothecary
  • Brandi Hewson – WAI Products

Highlander of the Year

  • Brad Park
  • David Zilstra
  • Rick Lowes
  • Steve Todd

Innovation & Creativity

  • Abbey Gardens
  • The Birds and the Bees
  • Cottage Care Rentals
  • Haliburton Solar & Wind

New Business

  • Haliburton County Chiropractic and Rehabilitation
  • HaliHammock
  • Hunter Edge Studio
  • Mega Munch
  • Russell Red Records
  • TheOccurrence

Not-for-Profit of the Year

  • Compass Early Learning and Care
  • Rotary Club of Haliburton
  • Haliburton County Home Builders’ Association
  • Haliburton Highlands Land Trust
  • Pregnancy Care & Family Support Centre
  • Special Olympics Haliburton County Red Wolves

Skilled Trades & Industry

  • Above Board Carpentry
  • Brown & Co.
  • Churko Electric
  • Haliburton Solar & Wind
  • Hodgkinson Enterprises
  • IJES Camera Support Systems
  • Jones Mobile Repair

Tourism & Hospitality

  • Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre
  • Castle Antiques
  • Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve

Young Professional of the Year

  • Anna Schleifenbaum
  • Chyna Schell
  • Kassie Wright
  • Victoria Bingham


Media Contact:

Jennifer M. Locke


Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce

O: 705-457-4700


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