Community Awards


Every year, the Meaford Chamber of Commerce and the Meaford Rotary Club hold the Meaford Community Awards, an opportunity for the people of Meaford to recognize the businesses and organizations that make an impact in our Community.

Nominations are now closed for 2021. Stay tuned to learn the winners.

Past news and winners

How Are Winners Chosen?

Every year, the Meaford Chamber of Commerce and the Meaford Rotary Club hold the Meaford Community Awards, an opportunity for the people of Meaford to recognize the people, businesses, and organizations that make an impact in our Community.

The Meaford Community Awards is a source of pride for local businesses and members of the community alike.  Individuals and businesses can be nominated in the following categories:

  • Most Improved Business Award
  • Tourism Award
  • Customer Service Award
  • Agribusiness Award
  • Special Merit Award
  • The Peter Francis Memorial Award
  • Business Owner of the Year Award
  • Farmer of the Year

The popular event kicks off when nominations open in early Spring, and local members of the public are invited to nominate their favourite businesses and people. Once the nomination stage is complete, the nominations are presented to a carefully chosen judging panel that will determine the winners.

The awards committee is made up of five Meaford residents who have extensive experience in the business and/or service community but are neither members nor immediate family members of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Members of the judging panel are well familiarized with local businesses, events, and individuals active in our community.

All of the nominees are entered into a spreadsheet, including the comments on the nomination forms. From there, the committee members carefully consider the nominees and compile a list of their top 3 picks from each category. Next, the committee members meet to compare their top picks and to deliberate on who the winners will be. The panel is careful to ensure that recent winners are not chosen. 

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