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The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2020 Business Excellence Award Winners!

The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards got a makeover! Replacing its typical gala format, the event took place virtually on November 25th beginning with a Zoom reception followed by the awards portion which was live streamed on YouTube.  Check it our here!

Sean Stephens, Founder and CEO of Treefrog Inc. acted as Emcee alongside (but six feet apart) presenter JimVanDusen, Chief Operating Officer of NewRoads Automotive Group and Chair of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce. 

Along with some great live music, the Zoom portion of the evening included great prizes. In addition, there was some food and drink taste testing from Market Brewing and the Red Thread Brewing Co. and Olive Oil Co. Barrie and Newmarket.

In its 31st year, the Business Excellence Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship in business. This year’s event paid tribute to businesses across 11 categories.

Congratulations to our winners:

The Entrepreneur of the Year
Carl Milroy, The Red Thread Brewing Co. -  VIEW VIDEO

Sponsor:  BMO Bank of Montreal





Not for Profit of the Year
Abuse Hurts - VIEW VIDEO

Sponsor: Minken Employment Lawyers





New Business of the Year
Optimum Pharmacy - VIEW

Sponsor: TD Bank Group





Manufacturer of the Year 

CPG Aerospace - VIEW VIDEO

Sponsor: Epstein & Associates, Barristers and Solicitors





Professional Service Business of the Year 

Eyes On Stonehaven - VIEW VIDEO

Sponsor: Chaggares & Bonhomme Chartered Professional Accountants




Small Business of the Year 


Sponsor:  CPG Aerospace





Large Business of the Year 

Benson Kearley IFG - VIEW VIDEO

Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank





Innovation of the Year 


Sponsor: Treefrog Inc.





Hospitality of the Year 

Best Western Voyageur Place Hotel - VIEW VIDEO

Sponsor: NewRoads Automotive Group





Young Professional of the Year 

Ashleigh Eldridge, Needham Promotions Inc. - VIEW VIDEO

Sponsor: Pfaff Newmarket





Employer of the Year 

Nature's Emporium - VIEW VIDEO

Sponsor: Town of Newmarket






A special thank you to our Sponsors.  Their support enables us to continue our programs, services and our important advocacy work for our businesses and communities.


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