b'Entrepreneur of the Year Award The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is presented to an individual that shows an exceptional level of dedication to an emerging business that merits special distinction. The award is designed to recognize outstanding achievement in developing business practices, concepts and/or solutions. Business AchievementThe Scugog Chamber ofAward 1-15 Employees & 15+ EmployeesThe Business Achievement Award is for a business em-Commerce presents the 2023ploying up to 15 and over employees that has demonstrated outstandingoverallbusinesssuccess.Thisbusinesswill Business Excellence Awards have made achievements in the areas of business growth, financial achievement, employee development, and com-Friday February 10 at 6 p.m. munity involvement. New Business of the YearOur business landscape has most certainly changed overThe New Business of the Year Award will be presented to the past two years, COVID has changed how the businessa new business that has shown substantial growth and/or community operates and so too has it changed the opera- overall success. This award is for a business that has been in tions here at the chamber.One thing we have not been ableoperation for no more than three years. to do is celebrate the remarkable achievements of our mem- Business of the Yearber businesses at our Business Excellence Awards.This yearThe Business of the Year Award celebrates the business on Friday February 10, we will be once again celebratingthat has best exemplified all of the qualities necessary to together as 28 outstanding businesses GO FOR THE GOLDgrow and successfully manage a business. This includes, but in seven different categories at the gala celebration beingis not limited to, financial achievement, integration of new held at the Great Blue Heron Casino.and emerging business practices, community involvement This year we will crown winners in the following catego- and employee recognition.ries Who will take home Community Engagement Award the GOLD?Join us on The Community Engagement Award will be presentedFriday February 10, for to an individual, business or non-profit organization thatan amazing gourmet meal demonstrates an outstanding dedication to the improve- prepared by Chef Juan, ment of the local community. Although this can be shownentertainment, in a multitude of ways, some possible areas of engagementawards presentations, include the support of arts and culture, sports, youth, educa- and a few more special tion or social development.surprises. Resiliency Award Tickets are $125 and are TheResiliencyAwardwillbepresentedtotheindi- on sale atvidual, business or non-profit organization that has shownwww.scugogchamber.ca an impressive ability to navigate the difficulties and chal-lenges created by the pandemic. Some ways that this can be demonstrated are through the development of creative solutions, resourceful business management or innovative online strategies.Vehicle Mon.-Fri. 8am - 5pmCertificationsRepairs and Service Sat. 8am - noonWE DO IT ALLALIGNMENTSBRAKESTUNE UPSEXHAUST Truck Rental1511 Reach Street, Port Perry905-985-1999info@portperryautomotive.comwww.portperryautomotive.comFOCUS - JANUARY 20237'