MAITLAND – A company that makes promotional products, including clothing, design and print material, and does website design has been named the township’s first trail blazer.
Andrew Cole of Cole Solutions was given the first Trail Blazer Award during a luncheon for the Augusta Township Economic Development and Tourism committee and the Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Center.
The new award is to recognize a young entrepreneur who has launched a business within the last five years and is under the age of 35. The award is judged on sustainability, leadership and community involvement.
Josh Lamb of Sterling Grace Technologies was given an honourable mention.
The Business of the Year is Ryan Brophy and V6 Agronomy Inc.
Brophy is a certified agronomist who had a special soil mix formulated by a chemist in Europe, which is now bringing superior crop yields for area farmers.
He’s also made a significant investment in his four-year-old business.
Ryan has also been nominated for the 2016 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.
The awards ceremony by the Augusta Township Economic Development and Tourism Committee was held today (Nov. 4) at the Maitland Education and Recreation Center.