Blog Category: Awards of Excellence

Sally Harding Named Citizen of the Year

Sally Harding, President & CEO of Nightingale Nursing, is the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year. Harding has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the area, both as a businessperson and community supporter. (more…)

2019 Young Professional, Jillian Harrington

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…)

2019 Customer Service Excellence, Home Suite Home Transitions

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…)

2019 Outstanding Business Achievement, Central Smith

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…)