18th Annual Community Awards Nominees


The Meaford Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the nominees for the Community Awards, for work completed in 2015.


Farmer of The Year Award
For the betterment of agriculture and rural living in the Municipality of Meaford Sponsor: Earth Power Tractors & Equipment

Albert McLean

Most Improved Business Award
Presented to an existing business that has significantly expanded and/or improved or enhanced the business premises making the community more attractive
Sponsored by: BrokerLink Insurance

Captain’s Corner Fish & Chips
E & R Bulk Bin

Tourism Award
An award presented to a business with a commitment to local tourism through a welcoming attitude, awareness and promotion of local attractions.
Sponsored by: Third Line Homes

Apple Harvest Craft Show
Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery
Eggcitment Bistro
Meaford International Film Festival
Meaford Red Chairs

Customer Service
Presented to a business that consistently goes out of  its way to provide superior service to its customers.
Sponsored by Knight’s of Meaford

Eggcitment Bistro
Meaford IDA Pharmacy
The Shoe Tree
This & That Vendor’s Market
Tilly’s Café & Bakery
Tullio’s Barber Shop
Simply Unique Flowers & Gifts

Presented to an agribusiness that has invested in sustainable farming practices and has successfully developed innovative products, processes and marketing channels
Sponsored by: TD Canada Trust

Duxbury Cider Company

Special Merit Award
Presented to a volunteer organization or service club for exceptional effort over the past year that has enhanced the quality of life within our community
Sponsored by: Municipality of Meaford

Second Harvest

The Peter Francis Memorial Award
Presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary volunteer leadership over many years and who has made a significant contribution to community development in the Municipality of Meaford. This individual must exhibit strong leadership through example. This is a lifetime achievement award. (Note: this award will not necessarily be awarded each year).
Sponsored by: Meaford Chamber of Commerce

Brian Renken
Jan Chappelle
Joyce Warfe
Lindy Iversen
Mary Bryant
Merry McAfee

Business Owner of the Year
Presented to an owner who has made an outstanding contribution to the Municipality of Meaford. Demonstrates:
* Leadership within a business.
* Dedication to the betterment of the whole community
* Good citizenship
* Care for the environment
* Sound employee relations

Sponsored by: Meaford BIA

Cheryl Fewster, Tim Horton’s
David and Catherine Verburg, Sizzlin Restaurant
Nancy Ellis, Simply Unique Flowers & Gifts
Doris Lajoie, Eggcitment Bistro

We thank all those who took the time to nominate a business, individual, or community group. The awards will be presented on April 9^th at the Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre during the Awards Dinner & Presentation.  Tickets for this wonderful gala event include a catered meal by Christine Collins Catering and are available at the Meaford Chamber of Commerce Office for $55 (including HST).