South Huron Business & Community Excellence Awards Gala Logo

October 20, 2016 from 5:30pm – 9:30pm

The second annual South Huron Business and Community Excellence Awards Gala was held on October 20, 2016 and was a smashing success. The Awards Gala is the premier business networking and acknowledgement night in the Municipality of South Huron.

This event is co-hosted by the Exeter BIA and the South Huron Chamber of Commerce. As business organizations operating in South Huron, we recognize businesses and organizations that are doing great things in our community and beyond.


In 2016, we were very honoured to have Glen Pearson join us for the second annual South Huron Business and Community Excellence Awards Gala to share his experiences serving communities both at home and abroad. Learn more about Glen Pearson. Sponsored by Huron Motor Products (HMP).

We were also pleased to welcome local musician, Jamie Baldwin. This 26-year-old from Grand Bend says he can make the violin fit in anywhere. He can be seen skateboarding around Grand Bend playing his fiddle and playing regular gigs at local bars and he can also be booked for corporate events. Learn more about Jamie Baldwin. Sponsored by Jamie Baldwin Music.


Business of the Year – Under 15 Employees: LUVU Naturally
Business of the Year – Over 15 Employee: Huron Tractor Ltd.
Entrepreneur of the Year: Matt Den Hollander, Realty Executives Platinum Brokerage
Agriculture | Manufacturing Excellence: Syfilco Ltd.
Customer Experience Award: Partners Paint & Paper
Citizen of the Year: George Finch
Lifetime Business Achievement Award: Jerry Maclean of Maclean’s Home Hardware, Source for Sports, The Source & Trailer Sales

NOMINATIONS – See a full list of the 2016 nominees!


Business of the Year – Under 15 Employees: The Whole Pig
Business of the Year – Over 15 Employee: JMR Electric Ltd.
Entrepreneur of the Year: Shawna Dalrymple, Exeter Golf Club
Citizen of the Year: Rachel Skillen and Lindsey Barton
Lifetime Business Achievement Award: Doug Ellison, Ellison Travel and Tours
Customer Experience Award: The Jewellery Box


$50 each (BIA or Chamber members); $65 each (non-members / general public); $450 for a table of 10 (save $50).

*Complimentary wine provided by Dark Horse Estate Winery.

Tickets are limited and will go on sale September 1, 2016. To reserve your spot in advance, please email the South Huron Chamber of Commerce or call 226-423-3028.

LOCATION: The Barn Restaurant at Exeter Golf Club

Thank You to our Sponsors!


Realty Executives Platinum Executives

Realty Executives Platinum in Huron-Perth. They offer a full range of services including home, farm, commercial, and property management services.


90.5 myFM
County of Huron
Libro Credit Union
South Huron Office Solutions
The Barn, Exeter Golf Club


Canadian Tire
Conestoga Career Centre
Earthen Elegance
Exeter Times-Advocate
Municipality of South Huron
RSD Authentics
Smith-Peat Roofing