Belleville, ON, Canada / Quinte News
Amanda Smith
Oct 22, 2021 | 11:06 PM

The Quinte region’s business community got together to celebrate each other at the 25th annual Quinte Business Achievement Awards gala.

The gala has grown from celebrating small businesses to recognizing and celebrating business excellence in Quinte; helping to make the Bay of Quinte region one of the best places to work and live.

The event, which celebrates businesses in Belleville, Quinte West, Brighton and Prince Edward County; was held in person once again this year to recognize 105 nominees in 16 categories at Heroes Landing Banquet Hall in Trenton.

This year also saw the introduction of a new award to recognize the quickly growing tech sector in the Quinte region.

The big winner on the evening was Dr.’s Choice Optical Lab which took home the business excellence award.

Other winners on the night included:

Trades and Construction Services: A1 Plumbing, Pumps Water Treatment Inc.

Retail: Vivacious Clothing and Day Spa

Hospitality/Tourism: Kaleidoscope Catering

Sustainability: The Waring House

Regulated Professions Services: Trenton Pet Hospital

Specialized Services: Astounding Heights Dance Academy

New Business: I-Float in the County

Young Entrepreneur: Maddie MacDonald, Bark Buddies Shop

Not for Profit: Gift from the Heart

Health and Wellness: Quinte CPAP

Tech Sector: OSM

TrailBlazer: Tire Wizard

Manufacturing Business of the Year: HEXO Corp

Agribusiness: Willow Creek Farms

Business Person: Eric Lehtinen