Awards of Excellence

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Over the last 20 years, the annual Awards of Excellence event has evolved but the reason we gather year after year remains the same - to thank all of the individuals and businesses who give back so generously to our community. It’s our past, present, and future nominees and award recipients who really make the Township of Centre Wellington an amazing place to live, work and play. The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in our Awards of Excellence. This signature event recognizes individuals and businesses that have made a significant and lasting contribution to the community of Centre Wellington. Click for a list of past winners and for the current categories.

Congratulations to all the amazing nominees last year:

President’s Award – Sponsored by RBC

Winner: The GrandWay Events Centre

Business of the Year – Sponsored by Ecclestone Financial Group

Winner: Fergus Naturopathic Clinic

  • 519 Blanks and Crafts
  • Beyond Rewards HR
  • Correct Fire & Security
  • Elora Physiotherapy
  • Fergus Legion Branch 275
  • (Winner)
  • H & R Machine
  • Nicole Drake Wright Your Fairy Godmother
  • Pure Water Canada
  • Stirling Marathon Limited
  • String Theory Yarn Shop
  • Studio Boutique
  • Vault CafĂ© Bar

Citizen of the Year

Winner: Kathy Bouma

  • Katie Giddy
  • Alissa Pott (Giving Spot)
  • Pamela Stumpf

Community Social Responsibility – Sponsored by The Ostic Group

Winner: Giving Spot

  • Centre Wellington Events Collective
  • Elora Centre for the Arts
  • Elora House
  • Team Addy

Corporate Citizen of the Year – Sponsored by SV Law

Winner: ICS Computers

  • Jenn Locke Mortgages

Cultural, Arts, Tourism Impact – Sponsored by Highland Pines Campground

Winner: Fergus Medieval Faire

  • Elora Rocks
  • The Enchanted Forest of Fergus
  • Fergus Fibre Festival

Customer Service Excellence – Sponsored by Baker Tilly

Winner: Studio Boutique

  • 519 Blanks and Crafts
  • Body Mechanik
  • Bridge Street Family Dentistry
  • Claire & Greg Real Estate Group
  • Elora Physiotherapy
  • Fancy That Cake
  • Greener's Detailing Auto Care
  • Memories 4 Life
  • PlanetCPU
  • PrintFactor
  • Season's Home and Gift
  • Station Earth
  • The Outpost Bottle Shop

Employer of the Year - Sponsored by Brighten Up Toys & Games

Winner: Nicole Drake Wright Your Fairy Godmother

  • Polycorp Ltd.
  • Pure Water Canada
  • Stirling Marathon Limited
  • Wightman

Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by TD Bank

Winner: Misty Blue Mapplebeck - Misty Blue Photography

  • Debbie Stanley - ETP Canada
  • Kellie Barclay - Fancy that Cake
  • Ryan Greene - Greener's Detailing Auto Care
  • Matt Cole – Northstar Wealth Management
  • Siobhan Graham - MommyMerch
  • Nick Bachinski - Nick's Quick Delivery
  • Paul Coombe - Fergus-Elora Driving School
  • Paul Dalton - SAEDA Natural Wellness
  • Josh McEachern - Prestige Interior Solutions
  • Debb Greer - The Bookery

Environmental Excellence - Sponsored by the Grand River Agricultural Society

Winner: 1847 Stone Milling Inc

  • Circular Innovation Council & Guelph-Wellington Our Food Future
  • Elora Salem Horticultural Society
  • Mapleton Acres
  • Theakston Environmental

Excellence in Innovation – Sponsored by Guelph Family Martial Arts

Winner: Maura McKeown and Associates

  • 1847 Stone Milling Inc (reLit)
  • NexGEN Marketing Group
  • The Scented Market

Youth Citizen of the Year – Sponsored by Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora

Winner: Jesse Duhacek (JMD Lawn Care)

  • Lily Brown