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2024 Women in Business Awards

 Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Liberty North
Celebrate women that inspire!

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We are officially SOLD OUT! However you can join the waitlist in case we have any cancellations.

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer the Women in Business Awards for 2024. An awards luncheon that provides a platform to recognize the women that lead and succeed in Barrie. The nomination process is open to members of the public to nominate, recognize and encourage a woman or woman led business or organization that has excelled beyond their expectations over the past year. This awards program aims to honour local women who have shaped our community! By acknowledging social responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit, risk taking and innovation; trail blazers and leaders in our community will receive the recognition and accolades they so richly deserve.

#WIB2024  #PowerfulWomen  #BarrieChamber  #WomenInBusiness

WIB 2024 MCs

Meet Our MC's!

We're thrilled to announce that the fabulous Amy Aust and the ever-entertaining Charlie from 107.5 Kool FM will be gracing us as MCs for this year’s Women in Business Awards!

Amy, a Barrie native and a voice that's been captivating our airwaves for nearly two decades, will bring her dynamic energy and infectious enthusiasm. As a self-proclaimed foodie, pop culture aficionado, and social butterfly, her vibrant spirit is sure to add an extra layer of excitement to our event!

Joining her is Charlie, whose wit and charm light up the mornings on Kool FM. Known for sharing her hilarious and relatable 'mom thoughts', she's guaranteed to keep us smiling and engaged. Her knack for storytelling and bringing laughter to the everyday will make our celebration even more memorable.

We can't wait to come together to celebrate the achievements of phenomenal women in business with our hosts who embody the spirit of our community. It’s going to be filled with inspiration, celebration, and thanks to our MCs, a lot of fun!

Women in Business Awards 2023
Charlie, Kool 107.5
Cat, Rock95
Heart and Soul Award Winner: 
Candice Thomas, Evergreen Wellness
Sponsored by Downtown Barrie

Keynote Speaker: Candice Thomas

Candice Thomas, a force to be reckoned with, holds multiple titles and is a true leader of change. As the CEO of Evergreen Wellness Studio, founder of the Liv Mohr Project, and a fierce advocate for Maternal Mental Health, her impact is undeniable.

Candice's innovative approach to healthcare is evident in her creation of a collaborative care model. By bringing together a team of skilled practitioners and instructors, she ensures a comprehensive approach to treatment that addresses the root cause of health concerns.

Evergreen Wellness Studio, a multidisciplinary integrative wellness studio, is breaking down barriers between physical and psychological health. With a specific focus on women's health, Candice is determined to provide more support and raise awareness in this area.

Candice's advocacy work and unwavering passion for change in the healthcare system are truly inspiring. In just two years, she has helped raise over $35,000 in funding for Perinatal Mental Health services in the Barrie community. Candice proudly received the 2023 Barrie Chamber of Commerce Women in Business, "Heart and Soul" award.

Not only is Candice a force in her professional life, but she is also a devoted mother to her two daughters, Olivia and Ada – Future change makers!

Candice Thomas BAHSc, RMT, CEO


Liberty North,
100 Caplan Ave Unit 1, Barrie, ON L4N 9J2

Thursday, March 7, 2024

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
11:00 am- Registration & Networking
12:00 pm- Welcome from MC's & Lunch Served

Keynote Speaker: Candice Thomas, CEO - Evergreen Wellness Studio

Presentation of Women in Business Awards


*Subject to change

Launch of Nominations (and Acceptances Open):

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Nominations Close:

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 2:00pm

Acceptances Close:

Monday, January 22, 2024 at 2:00pm

Judging Open:

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Judging Closes:

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 2:00pm

Press Reception:

Friday, February 9, 2024 at 12:30pm

Early Bird Ticket Rates Close:

Monday, February 12, 2024 at 11:59PM

Ticket Sales Close:

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11:59PM

WIB Gala:

Thursday, March 7, 2024



  • Fresh caprese salad - Vine ripened tomatoes and fior di latte cheese finished with cracked black pepper and sea salt and drizzled with Tuscan Strawberry Aged Balsamic Vinegar and Green Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil harvested in Spain, November 2023 from Olive Oil Co – Barrie, Newmarket, Midland, Orillia
  • Vegan/ Dairy free - Caprese salad with no cheese

Main Course

  • Kale crunch salad with cucumbers, roasted beets, fried chickpeas, shredded carrots, grape tomatoes, and pickled red onions topped with fresh lemon and herb marinated chicken breast drizzled with Pomegranate Balsamic paired with Herbes de Provence Olive Oil from Olive Oil Co – Barrie, Newmarket, Midland, Orillia (G.F./ D.F.)
  • Vegetarian/Vegan option will be the same salad topped with tofu cubes marinated with Sicilian Lemon Balsamic and Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil and marinated tofu cubes.  From Olive Oil Co – Barrie, Newmarket, Midland, Orillia


  • Blueberry Custard tart finished with Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar marinated berries from Olive Oil Co – Barrie, Newmarket, Midland, Orillia
  • Vegan/ Dairy free/ Gluten free - Vegan chocolate brownie cake with Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar marinated berries from Olive Oil Co – Barrie, Newmarket, Midland, Orillia
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