Open invitation to Augusta’s 10th annual Business of the Year breakfast on November 1st, 2019

Open invitation to Augusta’s 10th annual Business of the Year breakfast on November 1st, 2019

Augusta Matters by Mayor Doug Malanka

Augusta Council and the Economic Development and Tourism Committee invites business owners, residents and neighbours to attend and help us celebrate business excellence in Augusta Township the morning of Friday, November 1st, 2019.  Awards include Business of the Year and Trail Blazer of the Year.  Our annual Trail Blazer award is awarded to a young entrepreneur (under 35 years old) with a one to five-year-old business in the township who demonstrates sustainability, innovation and community involvement.

The event is being held at the Grenville Snowmobile Club north of the Township Offices on Charleville Road and the cost for attending the event on Friday, November 1st is $10 per person.  Registration will begin at 7:30 am and Breakfast will follow starting at 8:00 am.  Guest speaker and awards will begin at 8:30 am and wrap-up at 10 am.  This year’s guest speaker is Terry McAllister, for Hurricane Performance, an international powersports performance manufacturer.

This year’s nominees for Business of the Year are; Coville’s Greenhouses, Maid to Shine, Dewar’s Inn; Sauve Heating and Ken Miller’s Excavating.  This year’s nominees for Trailblazer of the Year are; Harper’s Landing and Bayanihan Honey Bee Company.

Please join us in celebrating with these deserving businesses.  Register for the event by Tuesday, October 28th, at the Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre website on the events page by going to LGSBEC.com.  Inquiries regarding the event can be made to Jeanette Johnston at LGSBEC at 613-342-8772 extension 4471.

Many thanks in advance to Burnbrae Farms, Egg Farmers of Ontario and the Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre for their ongoing sponsorship since the inception of the event.

On an other note, in an ongoing effort to bring awareness and raise funds for their rink project, the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is building a float to participate in the Prescott and Brockville Parade. The theme is a surprise, but I can guarantee it will not disappoint! The students are spending their PA day with the Public Works department, they will learn about safe work practices and the proper use of tools. They will help build the float while learning a little about the public works side of Municipal Government.  Youth Advisory Committee are always on the go!