12 awards are being handed out to businesses making a real impact in Bracebridge.

The 25th Annual Outstanding Bracebridge Achievement Awards ran last night at the Sportsplex.

The tourism and outstanding contribution awards went to Muskoka Brewery.

The male person of the year went to restaurant entrepreneur David Friesen who owns Riverwalk Restaurant, the Pasta Tree and Smokehouse as well as the Oven.

Andrea Balmer got the nod for new business of the year and female business owner of the year for her gallery Let the Cat Go Fine Art and Craft Studio.

Here is a complete list of all the winners:

  • New Business of the Year, Sponsored by Gagnon’s Your Independent Grocer, Let the Cat Go Fine Art and Craft Studio
  • Established Business of the Year, Sponsored by TD Canada Trust, The Play Pit
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank, Morgan Rammo of Vita Fitness
  • Excellent Customer Service, Sponsored by the Bracebridge Business Improvement Area Association, Camp Muskoka Coffeehouse
  • Best Home Based Business, Sponsored by Your Local HVAC Team Inc., Muskoka Baby
  • Daniel Keane Entrepreneurial Legacy Award, Sponsored by Muskoka Small Business Centre – Starter Company Plus Program, Céili Minten
  • Service Provider of the Year, Sponsored by Speedy Auto Glass Bracebridge, Sully’s Muskoka
  • Tourism Award, Sponsored by Santa’s Village, Muskoka Brewery
  • Female Business Person of the Year, Sponsored by Georgian College Muskoka Campus, Andrea Balmer of Let the Cat Go Fine Art and Craft Studio
  • Male Business Person of the Year, Sponsored by Barriston Law, David Friesen of Riverwalk Restaurant, The Pasta Tree and Smokehouse and The Oven
  • Accessibility Award, Sponsored by The Town of Bracebridge Accessibility Advisory Committee, Muskoka Natural Food Market
  • Outstanding Contribution to Bracebridge, Muskoka Brewery