At a gala event on Saturday night (June 2/18), the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce BRASS Awards were handed out to recognize those businesses and individuals nominated for their involvement and leadership in their community.
There were six categories: Business of the Year; Customer Service Excellence; Young Professional; Excellence in Skilled Trade; Lifetime Achievement and Mayor’s Community Service.
The 2018 winners were:
Business of the Year: Baby Boutique of Port Elgin
Customer Service Excellence: Kristen’s Pharmacy of Southampton
Young Professional: Dane Buttenaar of Backyard Boys Landscaping
Excellence in Skilled Trade: Dale’s Carpentry
Lifetime Achievement: Carol and Walter Mackowski retired owners of Vincent Jewelers of Southampton
Mayor’s Community Service Award: Pier Donnini of the Queen’s Bar & Grill of Port Elgin
|Gerry and Connie Moss||
|Jamie and Ryan Smith|
Two couples, the Smiths and the Moss(es) were the big auction winners when they each bid on a trip to Ottawa. The trip offered by Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb includes a personal tour of Parliament, a luxury night’s stay at the Chateau Laurier, the Mayor’s farewell luncheon and a special dinner. The first auction win went to the Smiths and then auctioneer, Pat O’Connor, convinced Lobb to offer the same trip to a second couple and Gerry and Connie
Moss will also find themselves going to Ottawa.
There were three finalists in each category, with the exception of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Mayor’s Community Service Award.