Now accepting business nominations for Mississippi Mills 2nd annual Long-standing Business Appreciation Night, 18 October 2017

In celebration of national “Small Business Week”, our community will recognize local small business owners who have achieved 25, 35, 50 and 65+ years in business in our municipality

Mississippi Mills is a thriving community of small business people and family-run businesses. These entrepreneurs are the engine of our local economy and we want to show them they’re appreciated! In 2016, Council, with help from the Community & Economic Development Committee (C&EDC), launched an appreciation night to recognize those across Mississippi Mills that have reached the following milestones: 25, 35, 50 and 65+ years in business. We are doing it again in 2017! The event begins at 7pm at the Almonte Old Town Hall, on October 18, 2017.

C&EDC would like the community’s help!

Do you know of a local business person who meets the milestones? Please email your suggestions and the following business details beforeSeptember 30, to Bonnie at
•       Name of business
•       Name of owner
•       Number of years the current owner has been in business (the same owner or family)
•       Address of business
•       One or two sentences to describe the business

Businesses must be located within the boundary of Mississippi Mills and must be currently operating. This event honours long-standing business owners or family businesses in our community, not the actual businesses establishments (which may have been owned by a succession of owners).

Mississippi Mills has many seasoned business owners. Event organizers realize it is impossible to celebrate them all in one event. For this reason the committee keeps a list of names and will honour a maximum of 35-45 each year. Last year’s event was wonderful, recognizing about 30 business people, this year’s will be the equal! There were some nominees in 2016 who were not able to attend the ceremony. Those individuals will be invited again for the 2017 event.

For further information or to submit a business, please contact: Bonnie at or 613-256-1077 beforeSeptember 29, 2017.