Jillian Harrington of Clearview Cottage Resort is the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 Young Professional.
The nominator describes Jillian as, “A natural leader with a friendly nature and infectious, positive personality that is perfect for the industry. She has displayed strength, grace and gratitude during times of significant challenge. A true role model for all ages!” (more…)
The recipient of the Outstanding Business Achievement Award is Central Smith.
Originating as a farmers’ coop in 1896, this family run operation has steadily worked for 40 years at becoming Canada’s leading food-service ice cream manufacturer. Producing 273 SKUs they provide ice cream to two of Canada’s largest food distribution networks; and supply the majority of Canada’s chain restaurants, nursing homes and hospitals. With over 50 employees, the average length of employment is 16 years. Their nominator says, “We truly believe they are quiet heroes of our region.” (more…)
The recipient of the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 Customer Service Excellence Award is Home Suite Home Transitions!
Their services for seniors include downsizing, decluttering, packing, unpacking and sale and/or
donation of possessions which may include an online auction. The idea of letting go of these
items can be mentally draining. Guiding overwhelmed clients requires training, respect, tact,
patience, and a sense of humour. “They provide empathetic and understanding service to
seniors at a time when they are vulnerable and need a trusting advocate,” says the nominator. (more…)
The recipient of the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 Commercial Development/Renovation Award is Kawartha Lakes Construction.
Driven by the need for more space for their production team the form and design of the
building were inspired by a desire to showcase various exterior finish trends along with a clean,
modern presence to Lakefield’s western gateway. They salvaged what they could from the
original building to minimize waste. Radiant heating in the slab, R60 ceiling insulation, triple
glazed windows and LED lighting make for an efficient building with low operating costs. (more…)
The recipient of the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 Tourism/Hospitality Excellence Award is The Kawartha Buttertart Factory!
Their nominator notes, “I have yet to be there at a time when people weren’t regularly coming
in the door.” Hundreds and hundreds, from near and very far, have found Warsaw due to their
15 kinds of delicious butter tarts, apple fritters and many other goodies. Regular clientele enjoy
the friendly atmosphere and use it as a local coffee shop. In peak season they bake more than
100 dozen tarts a day; prepared onsite, from scratch, and by hand, “just like grandma did.” (more…)