(Barrie, ON) November 14, 2013 – On November 13th, the 11th Annual Barrie Business Awards took place and NetGain received the Rogers TV Marketing & Promotions award. This was the third time NetGain has been a finalist at the Barrie Business Awards in the last four years, but the first time for the Marketing & Promotions category and the first time selected as the winner.
The Marketing & Promotions Award is given to a company recognized for its success in providing exceptional marketing services to local businesses in the community. NetGain was up against two key players in the industry, GAGE Business Communication and Mike Beard & Associates. Nominated by the citizens of Barrie, the finalists for each awards category are selected by a panel of judges from around the community.
NetGain’s Executive Vice-President and Owner, Drew Dekker, plus a number of other employees attended the Awards Gala that is co-presented by the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, the City of Barrie, PowerStream, and OLG. Drew Dekker humbly accepted the award. While acknowledging NetGain’s exciting achievement, Mr. Dekker received a large laugh from the crowd in attendance when he borrowed the hat of Barrie’s Chief of Police, Kimberley Greenwood, to display how running a marketing company requires everyone to wear a variety of hats every day.
After the ceremony Drew Dekker stated, “It’s an honour just to be nominated for the Marketing & Promotions Award, but to be presented with the winning title is truly a special accomplishment for the NetGain team! Being chosen for this award stems back to the dedication and effort put forth by our team on a regular basis. It has always been our number one priority to offer the highest level of quality web design, development and marketing for all of our clients and I think this acknowledgement reflects our commitment.”
This marks the 11th Annual Barrie Business Awards, in which the City acknowledges and awards local businesses in twelve different categories. All award winners were announced at yesterday evening’s Award’s Gala held at the Holiday Inn in Barrie. NetGain was previously a finalist for the Service Business Excellence Award in 2011 and the New Business Award in 2010.