Rideau Lakes Business Recognition Program

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The Economic Development Committee is pleased to celebrate the success of local businesses and recognize their contributions to the community. Members of the public are invited to nominate businesses from February 1 to the first Friday in March. During the nomination period, the nomination form is available online or at local libraries and the Township office.

On the first Friday of April each year, awards are presented in three categories:

Business Innovation

Acknowledges a business that demonstrates innovation in enhancing its business and services. This may relate to implementing an “outside the box” system or rejuvenating its operations through new technologies and facility upgrades.

2020 Nominees

  • Fern & Fox Yoga
  • Miller’s Bay Farm

2019: Elgin & District Cooperative Nursery School
2018: Smiths Falls Veterinary Services
2017: 2Low Inc

Business of the Year 

Recognizes a business operating within the Township of Rideau Lakes that has demonstrated a commitment to the community and its residents, while displaying strong ethics within the business and society.

2020 Nominees

  • Brown’s Marina
  • Claire Jacobs Fine Art
  • Debbie’s Bees
  • Delta Country Market
  • Elgin Drugs
  • Gifford Self Storage
  • Gordanier Grocery
  • Thompson’s Plumbing
  • TS Computing

2019: Hinton Auto Group
2018: The Opinicon
2017: Country Roads Community Health Centre

Young Entrepreneur

Honours the hard work demonstrated by a young entrepreneur (under 35) who either resides, operates an active business, or grew up primarily in the Township.

2020 Nominees

  • Leah Allen – Cowgirl Corner
  • Elizabeth Okum – Ethereal Massage Therapy
  • Brock Tye – Extreme Landscape and Construction
  • Tao Hipwell – Fern & Fox Yoga
  • Corey Laroque and Whitney Gibbs – LaroqueGibbs Forming
  • Corey Evans – Rideau Roots

2019: Mark Hales (Hales Excavation & Trucking)
2018: Stefanie Dobson (Bastard Baking Company)
2017: Scott Blair (Scott Blair Construction)

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