Community Impact Award

This award recognizes a registered not-for-profit organization or professional association which has been operational and has completed at least three fiscal years at the time of the nomination deadline. The organization has made an outstanding contribution to the social, cultural or economic well-being of the Carleton Place & District Area while exhibiting stability, maintaining a good relationship with its members, staff, and volunteers, and demonstrating best business practices. The organization must be a member in good standing of the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce at the time of the nomination deadline.

Nominees for the Community Impact Award are:

Black Tartan Kitchen –

Cosgrove Real Estate Team – The Cosgrove Real Estate Group is a boutique real estate team based in Carleton Place, Ontario. I started this company at the beginning of the pandemic with my wife Kaitey. We had moved to Carleton Place a few years earlier and fell in love with the historic small-town vibes. We love working in our community and collaborating with other small businesses. Our team assists our clients to navigate whichever phase of life they are in whether that means finding a rental for a college student, upsizing to that first single-family home, buying a cottage to enjoy seasonally, or downsizing once the nest is empty. We currently have a team of three realtors and one business coordinator. We recently purchased a commercial building on Bridge Street which we are renovating and will be our new office by the end of the year.

We are grateful to have such a wonderful network of past and present clients who continue to trust us with the biggest financial transactions of their lives and refer us to help their friends and family. In the last two years, our team has grown from 1 to 5 and we hope to keep that growth going in the next few years so we can continue to provide our clients with outstanding service.

We like to be very involved with the goings on in the community by attending as many Chamber of Commerce and BIA events as we can. We have forged strong relationships within the business community with our series of video vignettes on small businesses in Carleton Place. We hosted a food drive event this summer that raised funds and a mountain of donations for the Lanark County Food Bank / Hunger Stop. In the last two years, we have sponsored local equestrian competitions at Westar Farms, the Carleton Place Car Show, and the Word’s Strongest Disabled Athlete event. We look forward to participating in even more community events next year, as well as hosting events at our new building on Bridge Street.

Lanark County Interval House –