November 8, 2019 from 6:00pm – 9:30pm

The Exeter BIA and South Huron Chamber of Commerce are excited to invite you to our fifth annual South Huron Business and Community Excellence Awards Gala! We are looking forward to celebrating the wonderful businesses, community groups, and individuals who make our community great. The Awards Gala is the premier business networking and acknowledgement night in the Municipality of South Huron.

This event is co-hosted each year by the Exeter BIA and the South Huron Chamber of Commerce. As business organizations operating in South Huron, we recognize businesses and organizations that are doing great things in our community and beyond.


Nominations are NOW OPEN!  Help us recognize and celebrate the amazing businesses, community groups, and individuals who help make South Huron a prosperous and welcoming community.

To learn more about the various award criteria and to submit a nomination, click here.


Stay tuned to find out who our 2019 Award Gala speaker will be!


$50 each (BIA or Chamber members); $65 each (non-members / general public); $450 for a table of 10 (save $50). HST will be applied to all tickets.

Tickets are limited and will go on sale September 3, 2019. To reserve your spot in advance, please email the South Huron Chamber of Commerce or call 226-423-3028.

Please contact the Exeter BIA about sponsorship opportunities!

LOCATION: South Huron Recreation Centre (94 Victoria Street, Exeter)

Past Award Winners:


Business of the Year – Under 15 Employees: Machine Control Supply
Business of the Year – Over 15 Employee: Hayter’s Farm
Entrepreneur of the Year: Heather Blok & Aaron Bedard, South Huron Fitness
Agriculture | Manufacturing Excellence: Metzger Meat Products
Construction Excellence: Theo Electric
Customer Experience Award: Eddington’s of Exeter
Youth Excellence: Aaron Neeb
Citizen of the Year: Pat O’Rourke
Community Advancement Award: South Huron Hospital Foundation
Lifetime Business Achievement Award: Gary Bean, Gary Bean Securities Ltd.


Business of the Year – Under 15 Employees: Huron Apothecary (IDA)
Business of the Year – Over 15 Employee: Libro Credit Union
Entrepreneur of the Year: Martin Behn, Various Apartment Buildings in Exeter
Agriculture | Manufacturing Excellence: The Garlic Box
Customer Experience Award: Gregarious Cravings
Citizen of the Year: Laurie Dykstra
Community Advancement Award: Exeter Lions Club
Lifetime Business Achievement Award: Gib Dow Sr, Ironwood Golf Club


Business of the Year – Under 15 Employees: LUVU Naturally
Business of the Year – Over 15 Employee: Huron Tractor Ltd.
Entrepreneur of the Year: Matt Den Hollander, Realty Executives Platinum Brokerage
Agriculture | Manufacturing Excellence: Syfilco Ltd.
Customer Experience Award: Partners Paint & Paper
Citizen of the Year: George Finch
Lifetime Business Achievement Award: Jerry Maclean of Maclean’s Home Hardware, Source for Sports, The Source & Trailer Sales


Business of the Year – Under 15 Employees: The Whole Pig
Business of the Year – Over 15 Employee: JMR Electric Ltd.
Entrepreneur of the Year: Shawna Dalrymple, Exeter Golf Club
Citizen of the Year: Rachel Skillen and Lindsey Barton
Lifetime Business Achievement Award: Doug Ellison, Ellison Travel and Tours
Customer Experience Award: The Jewellery Box

Thank You to our 2019 Event Sponsors!


Realty Executives Platinum Executives

Realty Executives Platinum in Huron-Perth. They offer a full range of services including home, farm, commercial, and property management services.


90.5 myFM
Crabby Joe’s Exeter
Libro Credit Union
Office Solutions
The Barn, Exeter Golf Club


Dark Horse Estate Winery
Earthen Elegance
Eddington’s of Exeter
Exeter Lakeshore Times-Advance
Hansen’s Your Independent Grocer
Hayter’s Turkey Products
Huron Motor Products (HMP)
RSD Authentics
Smith-Peat Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd.
The Whole Pig