Augusta Township Economic Development and Tourism committee are pleased to announce the nominees for Business of the Year and Trail Blazer of the Year. The award will be
handed out on November 2nd at a Breakfast at the Grenville Snowmobile Club in Charleville.
Business of the Year:
Hall’s Apple Market is located on 2nd Concession in Augusta Township and has been a family owned business for just over 70 years. The business has evolved from an apple
producer to a full bakery and pick your own apples as well as a place where families can come and walk through the orchards learning how apples are grown, harvested and sold.
The business also includes a beautiful retail store where unique gifts and clothing can be purchased. The business is owned by Chris and Kim Hall.
Ken Miller Excavating is a family owned and operated civil contracting business that has been in operation for over 40 years. The business is located on the 2nd Concession in
Augusta Township, serving the residential and commercial sectors. Miller’s provide: excavation, trenching, septic systems, septic designs, backhoe services, snow removal and
stone delivery. The company employs approximately 30 people. Over the last two years Ken’s son, Blair, and nephew, Rodney have taken an active management role in the
Northnet Media specializes in all aspects of web design and development from ecommerce shopping sites to web applications to online marketing campaigns, security and
backup services. Owned by Fraser Hardy and operated from the family home on Bisseltown Road in Augusta, Northnet Media is a well-known name in the business community.
Known for his ability to speak tech so others understand, Hardy has a gift of turning organizations wants and needs into a web site that works for the organization.
Porter Agricultural Services located on Bisseltown Road in Augusta Township provides planting, harvesting, transportation, drying and storage of cash crop commodities. The
business is owned by Dean and Carol Porter and has been in existence for 39 years and employs 5 people. Carol and Dean grow crops dedicated to three local food banks as a
way of giving back to the community.
More Than Just Babysitting (MTJB) is a non-profit, registered charity with head offices located in the township of Augusta. MTJB currently operates out of 4 locations in
Grenville County offering licenced child cares for children birth to 12 years of age. The organization has been in business for over 30 years and has 70 employees including
seasonal workers. MTJB’s mission statement “We create a world where kids count” MTJB is led by Ruth Shay.
The Trail Blazer Award – was created to honour a young entrepreneur who has launched a business in the last 1 to 5 years and is under the age of 35 years of age.
The nominees are:
Rycon Electrical which is located on Campbell Road in Augusta provides electrical services residential and commercial sectors both small and large jobs. Rycon has been in
business for 4 years and employees 4 people and is owned by Rick Kirkland.
Access in Motion is located in the Augusta Township Business Centre on Hwy 2 provides and installs accessibility solutions for all vehicles, including recreational vehicles. Some
examples of products that are installed are left-foot accelerators, crane style lifts for walkers and wheelchairs, seating aids and hand controls for autos. The business is owned
by brothers, Mark and Dave Dulmage, and Markus Crane.