Business Of The Year
Business: Kelly Huiber McNeely Professional
What is your product, what service do you provide? We are a public accounting firm. We provide financial audit and assurance services as well as personal and corporate tax planning and compliance.
Who are your clients? Our main clients are owner-manager businesses. We also service non-profit organizations.
In your opinion what was your or your businesses most important achievements/contributions to the community in 2020? (Include examples such as financial success, awards, recognition, growth of markets, new products, job creation, on-going stability. Examples may also include leadership, economic spin-offs, payroll, community involvement, attraction of new markets) 2020 was a very challenging year due to COVID. However we were able to keep our office open during the pandemic. We spent a considerable amount of time helping our clients navigate the complicated government assistance programs and we received a lot of positive feedback as a result of this help.
In your opinion what makes you or your business unique/stand out? (The outstanding aspects of a business over time, such as income, growth, product development, innovation, employee development, community involvement, etc.) We have great staff who truly care about our clients.
Business: Mitchell’s Independent Grocers
What is your product, what service do you provide? retail outlet
Who are your clients? residents of Carleton Place and surrounding communities
In your opinion what makes you or your business unique/stand out? (The outstanding aspects of a business over time, such as income, growth, product development, innovation, employee development, community involvement, etc.) We are the only full service grocery retailer in Carleton Place . We offer a large variety of fresh food including a full service meat department equipped with professional butchers to service any customer needs. We offer a large selection of home décor and seasonal general merchandise as well as a large Joe Fresh apparel section. We have a focus on local Ontario vendors and carry a large selection of unique products that are not available in other grocers. We genuinely care about our community and are active in supporting our local food bank as well as the Carleton Place hospital. Over the last year we have raised and donated over $30,000 to those two establishments and we are planning another successful Christmas food drive this upcoming season. During the Covid pandemic we worked tirelessly to be the first in our community to offer the safest and most convenient place to shop. We are proud to continue that offering to this day by investing heavily in protective equipment to keep our customers and colleagues safe and healthy during these trying times. We are one of the top grocery outlets in Ontario to shop for craft beer boasting a selection you will not find in large format LCBO or beer stores. We have a large pharmacy where you can refill your prescriptions, receive professional health advice from our in store dietician or have your seasonal flu shot administered. We truly are Carleton Place and surrounding areas one stop shop.