Town of east Gwillimbury

Success Stories

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The Town is committed to supporting our local businesses both large and small. We value your contribution to the local economy and the jobs provided to our community. The Business of the Month features are brought to you by the Town's Economic Development Branch, in collaboration with, the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about the Business of the Month features, contact Aimee Artinian at 905-478-4282 extension 1216 or at aartinian@eastgwillimbury.ca.

August 2013

Rail Yard Wake Park
This month the Town features the Rail Yard Wake Park as the East Gwillimbury Business of the Month. Located off of Highway 48 on Queensville Sideroad, the Rail Yard opened earlier this year and has already enjoyed remarkable success in its first season.

The Wakeboard Park offers programs for youth groups, summer camps, birthday parties, private rentals and catering, to both beginners and seasoned pros. This start-up venture is collaboration between long-time Mount Albert business operators, Ian Bowie, Christine Benns and Ross Benns and employs more than 10 seasonal staff.

According to Mr. Bowie: "The Town's proactive approach and their Business First program was instrumental in helping us gear up in time for the summer season. We also enjoyed the support of business training offered through the Economic Development Branch which helped us develop our social media skills to promote the facility."

Rail Yard Wake Park

June 2014

Pheasant Run Golf Course
Pheasant Run Golf Course was nominated for the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce's Excellence in Large Business Award in 2013 due to their local support, participation and sponsorship in community and business activities. Pheasant Run Golf Course has been established for over 30 years and offers a range of golf activities, wedding and event packages, as well as coaching programs for any individual interested in the game of Golf.

Pheasant Run Golf Course

July 2014

For All Occasions Gift Baskets & Sweets
For All Occasions Gift Baskets & Sweets was nominated for the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce's Excellence in Small Business Award in 2013 due to their local support, participation and sponsorship in community and business activities. This company is located in Holland Landing, was established in 2001 and creates ready-made and customized gift baskets. For All Occasions Gift Baskets & Sweets, adds that personal touch for any holiday, celebration or special occasion.

Gift Baskets & Sweets

The Era
The East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce The Era as the 2014 recipient of York Region's Large Business of the Year Award. The winners were determined by a team of volunteers from the Executive MBA Program at The Schulich School of Business and York University. The Era does more than post news; this company offers a diverse range of services, supports local organizations, and is involved in many community initiatives. The Town of East Gwillimbury congratulates The Era on this achievement.

August 2014

The Canadian Improve Showcase
The Canadian Improve Showcase was the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient from the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards due to their success in creating a special niche in their business sector. Since 1997, The Canadian Improve Showcase has performed over 700 shows and is regarded as Canada's best Short-form improve group, specializing in interactive comedy. This group performs for any audience and has expanded its areas of entertainment to include workshops for schools, corporate packages, golf programs, and programs geared towards helping rehabilitate inmates.

Canadian Improv Showcase

September 2014

Eden Chiropractic and Wellness
Eden Chiropractic and Wellness was the 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Small Business of the Year Award at the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala. This award was attributed to their local support, participation and sponsorship in the community and business activities. Since 2009, Eden Chiropractic and Wellness has developed as a business in Sharon and serves an average of 100-150 clients each week. Eden Chiropractic and Wellness offers a wide range of services including Chiropractic Care, Anatomical Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, Graston Technique Therapy, Swedish Massage Therapy, Advanced Gait Analysis, Rehabilitation Protocols and Nutritional Counseling.

Eden Chiropractic and Wellness

October 2014

Atlas Landscape Inc.
Atlas Landscape Inc. was nominated for the 2013 Excellence in Small Business of the Year Award at the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala.  This nomination was attributed to their local support, participation and sponsorship in the community and business activities such as sponsoring local teams for the East Gwillimbury Soccer Club and participating in the annual Santa Clause Parade.  Atlas Landscape Inc. was established in 2004 and is located in Holland Landing. In 2008 and 2010, Atlas Landscape Inc. received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce.  This company has evolved as a business that specializes in snow removal, garden lighting, water features and landscape construction which includes interlocking, flagstone and landscape designs.

Atlas Landscape

December 2014

Inscape
Inscape is one of the Town’s largest employers. Their Canadian head office is located in Holland Landing and employs more than 300 people. Inscape which has been in business for over 125 years was an early adopter of sustainable manufacturing practices. Their use of innovative technology for the design of office interiors has made them an award winning and international renowned company.

Inscape

January 2015

Skelton Truck Lines Ltd.
Skelton Truck Lines is a 3rd generation family-owned and operated business.  This company has been in business for 53 years and employs over 100 people. Skelton Truck Lines is the only logistics company that offers individual validated temperature transport for its entire fleet of trailers across North America.

Skelton