We’ve been talking about Chamber benefits lately and I want to talk about one that benefits the entire community, not just our members – the Business & Community Achievement Awards Gala.  This is an annual event that recognizes excellence across the Haliburton Highlands. Absolutely anybody can nominate any business, organization or individual for one of the 10 award categories. They do not need to be a member of the Chamber to nominate or win an award.  This event really is about shining the light on the people in our community who make it great. So many people are working tirelessly and they deserve to be recognized.  Nominations are now open, and you can find the forms online at www.haliburtonchamber.com or you can call the office at 705-457-4700 or email admin@haliburtonchamber.com. There will also be forms at various businesses across the county.  Now, one element of this event that is specific to members are the sponsorship opportunities, and that’s a chance to partner with the Chamber and really set your business apart. There are some new and more affordable opportunities available this year so people can contact me for more details.  The Gala will be on Saturday, March 11 at Pinestone Resort.