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2024 Barrie Business Awards

Recognizing Excellence in Business and Corporate Community Service

Initiated by the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Barrie in 2003, the Barrie Business Awards program recognizes the contribution of local businesses to the continued growth and success of our community. Each year the program begins with a call for nominations, nominee profiles are collected, the panel of judges are assembled online, and finalists are announced at a press reception. The awards will be presented on Friday, October 25, 2024.

Nominations are now OPEN

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce would like to invite all members of the public to nominate a deserving business today. The Barrie Chamber utilizes Awardify; a user friendly, secure, Canadian-made awards management platform to ensure the integrity of the award selection process.

Encourage a business today!

Nominations will close Monday, August 12th, 2024 at 2:00pm.

Stay tuned for further announcements regarding the Business Awards Gala.

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Celebrate at the Gala!

Celebrate with the best of Barrie business - Friday, October 25th, 2024.

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to a night of celebration and recognition at the annual Barrie Business Awards Gala. Join us as we shine a spotlight on the businesses and entrepreneurs who've displayed unparalleled excellence, innovation, and dedication in our thriving business community. Optional Black Tie, this is the premiere Barrie business event of the year!

Program Highlights

Awards Ceremony: Witness as we honour the trailblazers and visionaries of Barrie's business community. Awards will be presented across multiple categories, recognizing a range of achievements and contributions.

Incredible Meal: The team at Liberty North under Chef Mark never fails to impress.

Networking Opportunities: This is a prime opportunity to connect with fellow business leaders, stakeholders, and innovators from across the region. Forge new alliances or strengthen existing partnerships amidst the backdrop of a celebratory evening.

Tickets & Reservations

Reserve your seat at the most anticipated business event of the year. Celebrate the achievements, share the success stories, and be inspired by the passion that drives Barrie's business community. We look forward to commemorating the evening with you!

Agenda

5:00PM - 6:00PM Registration & Cocktail Reception
6:10PM - Welcome from MC's & Dinner
Following dinner, Presentation and Awards

We kindly request that everyone arrive by 6:00PM.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join the celebration! Encourage and lead the Barrie Business Community

The annual Barrie Business Awards Gala showcases the vitality and perseverance of our community's economy. The Chamber takes pride in recognizing individuals who contribute to making Barrie a vibrant place to live, work and engage, while nurturing a culture of teamwork and assistance, among businesses. By fostering a spirit of mutual support and community, we strengthen our business network and underscore the value of cooperation, growth and success. Sponsors receive visibility and acknowledgment offering them chances to elevate their brand image and connect with prominent business figures, in the area showcasing their dedication to our flourishing community.

 

Paul Markle
Executive Director
Barrie Chamber of Commerce

Have you been nominated?

Congratulations! What an incredible honour. Someone from our community thinks you deserve to be recognized for your dedication. We do too! Now all you have to do is complete your submission and accept your nomination.

Judging

Judging has officially closed. We're proud to share that our panel of judges hails from the Ontario chamber network as well as diverse sectors of the business community. To maintain the utmost fairness and transparency, the judges are not privy to the identities of their fellow panelists or their respective assignments.

We've chosen to conduct all evaluations through Awardify, a user-friendly and secure awards management platform designed in Canada. Not only does Awardify bolster the integrity of our selection process, but it also ensures that each entry receives the rigorous review it deserves.

To further enhance the transparency of our process, categories are allocated with specific review mechanisms to eliminate any potential conflicts of interest. Each category undergoes evaluation by three distinct judges. The average scores from these evaluations will then determine our esteemed winners. We're committed to a fair and open process, and we appreciate your trust in us.

2024 Barrie Business Awards Timeline

  • Nominations Open: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
  • Nominations Close: Monday, August 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
  • Acceptance Close: Tuesday, August 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
  • Judging Begins: Thursday, August 22, 2024
  • Judging Ends: Thursday, September 12, 2024
  • Press Reception: Friday, September 20, 2024 at 12:30pm
  • Barrie Business Awards Gala: Friday, October 25, 2024
    to be hosted at Liberty North
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