Local businesses and individuals that go the extra mile were recognized for their accomplishments Thursday night.
The annual Orillia District Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards were handed out at the Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club.
While 30 awards were presented, chamber president Dean Beers gave a shout-out to all businesses that contribute to the community.
“That’s what makes this community so great,” he said.
Steve Clarke acknowledged the sacrifices business owners have to make to be successful, and he should know. The restaurateur-turned-mayor told the crowd their efforts are not in vain.
“With luck and hard work, it pays off,” he said.
The award winners were as follows:
125 Breakfast Club
The Cheesy Pickup
Orillia Rama Regional Airport
Leadership in Training
Back to Function
Kubota Materials Canada Corporation
Gotta Go Travel TPI
Site Enhancement — New Construction
The Orsi Group
Dr. Peggy Wong
City of Orillia
Site Enhancement — Reno and Upgrade
2wozer01ne Grill and Game Bar
Lock Stock and Barrel (40 years)
Aknor Construction Company Ltd. (40 years)
Strengthening Our Communities
Orillia and District Agricultural Society
Regional Economic Development
The Shock Doctors
Wes Brennan Construction
Mark Adams — Home Hardware Building Centre
Glass Lighting Gallery
Marketing and Promotion
Apple Blossom Village