Brantford Expositor Staff
Local finalists were announced Wednesday night for the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards to be presented in the spring.
The chamber will recognize businesses in categories lauding entrepreneurs, community builders and companies. Winners will be announced at a gala to be held May 5 at the Best Western Brant Park Inn.
- Chris Devlin, of Devlin’s Country Bistro and Catering, has been offering award-winning dining experiences for customers for 25 years. The Mount Pleasant restaurant seats 65 and offers a private dining room and a martini bar. It offers an Itali-Cali cuisine.
- Holistic Healing Arts Centre has been operated by Alfred Hauk for more than 23 years. The clinic specializes in individual approaches to health promotion and disease prevention. It focuses on licensed naturopathic doctors and medicines, as well as nutritional counselling, osteopathic services, reiki and reflexology.
- Thomas Douglas grew up in the family business and, in 2014, was named president of Brant Custom Machining. The business began in St. George and relocated to Brantford in 2006. In 2015, an addition doubled the size of the facility. The custom production style machine shop provides services to the nuclear, pulp and paper, water mediation and mining sectors.