Maynard – Augusta’s economic development and tourism committee will announce the winners of the 2017 Augusta Township Business Awards this Friday, November 3rd at the Grenville Snowmobule Club in Charleville.
The Business of the Year and Trail Blazer of the Year Award winners will be announced at the breakfast event which runs from 7:30am to 9:30am.
Nominees for Business of the year are:
OK Tire — Selleck Truck and Trailer:
They are located on County Road 15 and has been in operation for two years. The business has extensive experience in truck and trailer repair industry through their knowledgeable, well-diversified employee base, and understanding of the money and time constraints faced by customers. Their mission is to work with their customers to accurately assess truck and trailer repair needs in a timely and cost effective manner. Currently employs 10 people and is involved in community activities through donations to various charity foundations. OK Tire — Sellect Truck and Trailer is owned by Harry Selleck.
Airgas Nitrous Oxide Canada:
Located on Brock Chem Road. The company manufactures nitrous oxide for industrial and medical use. It employs 12 people and has been in business for 46 years. Several of their employees are involved with the Augusta Fire Department.
Bud the Spud Chip Wagon:
Located on County Road 2 in Maitland and is open from April until late October. Bud the Spud prides itself in providing a variety of food to its customers. The food is always fresh and the service is quick and friendly. This season the chip bus enlarged its seating capacity and built a seating area for customers’ comfort. An addition was put on the building to accommodate an ATM for convenience. The business has been in existence for 28 years with Bernie LaChance owning it for the last eight years. Each season, the business has four or five employees. Bud the Spud has supported Big Brothers and Sisters for many years.
The Trail Blazer Award was created to honour a young entrepreneur who has launched a business in the last one to five years and is under the age of 35 years.
Nominees for The Trail Blazer Award are:
Terraform Farms is located on the 6th Concession and has been in operation for two years. Products are grown without herbicides, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Terraform raises grass fed lambs, pasture raised pork and vegetables and is in the process of building a greenhouse increase product reliability. Products are sold at local farmers markets. Terraform Farms is owned by Trevor Cooper.
Augusta Farms is located on Kyle Road and owned by April Pratt and her husband Stuart. Starting off with cattle, pigs and hens and merging into fresh local produce fresh eggs and preserves, jams jellies, chutney, relish, sauces and pickles. The demand has been so great for their produce that they built a commercial sized green house. They currently provide community supported agriculture baskets to about 55 families. Their customers love receiving there food baskets. Their products are also available at the Butcher Shop on Stewart Boulevard in Brockville on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The business is a proud member of Ontario Fresh and CSA Farms.