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Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce 2024 Citizen of the Year Recipient

MEDIA RELEASE

  July 11, 2024

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the outstanding

achievements of the businesses, organizations and individuals who make a positive difference in our community. We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2024 Award of Excellence for Citizen of the Year is Mr. Barry Moss.

Mr. Moss is a highly respected, motivated and entrepreneurial professional with extensive experience in driving business growth. He is known for establishing and sustaining valued networks while creating strategic alliances. Barry implements innovative solutions that consistently deliver results beyond expectations. As a collaborative leader he achieves results through a commitment to bring out the best in others, engaging people and working to instill trust, confidence and respect.

Barry Moss exemplifies the spirit of leadership, community service, and personal dedication. As a visionary leader, Barry Moss has consistently demonstrated exceptional commitment and effectiveness in various leadership roles. Through his strategic direction and innovative approaches, he has transformed numerous organizations and initiatives, fostering growth and sustainable success. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Barry Moss is an investor who has provided critical financial support and guidance to many start-ups and emerging businesses.

Four-O-One Electric was established in 1966 and operated primarily as a residential electrical service, employing three employees. After working there for many years, Barry Moss purchased the business in 1992 and recognized the potential for company growth. Today, Four-O-One Electric proudly employees over 50 full-time employees working in all sectors.

Barry, a committed and valued community leader, has served on numerous boards and committees, including:

–                     Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce

–                     Ontario Electrical League

–                      Employment and Education Center

–                     Electrical Safety Authority

–                     Economic Development Advisory Team

–                     Leeds and Grenville Small Business Centre as a Business Mentor and grand panelist

–                     Aquatarium Board

–                     Fundraising for sending kids to camps

Barry’s dedication as a volunteer has been unwavering as he continues to make a lasting impact on the community. Barry has raised thousands of dollars to send kids to camps and supported programming and initiatives across our region. His time, a priceless gift, has been generously given. He has fearlessly tackled organization’s most challenging issues, always maintaining a positive outlook and a smile. His calm demeanor and ability to see the good in everything have been a constant source of inspiration for all those whom he is involved.

Barry’s unwavering commitment to service is evident in his active involvement with local non- profits, volunteer groups, and community development projects.

Barry and Lori have been married for 35 years. They are blessed to have two wonderful daughters. Rebecca and Sarah, whose support and love are the foundation for everything he does. When he’s not busy with business or volunteering in our community, Barry enjoys time with his family traveling and simply being together.

We look forward to celebrating the Citizen of the Year with Barry Moss’s family and friends at the Awards of Excellence Gala being held on September 19, 2024 at the Brockville Country Club.

We will also be announcing recipients for Business of The Year, Small Business of The Year, Community Excellence Award, Tourism Award, and the Ben TeKamp Award.

Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance online at www.brockvillechamber.com. For inquiries, please call 613-342-6553.

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The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce represents more than 300 members and has been the community’s business advocate since 1906. Our mission is to support and enhance business to build a strong economic community through proactive leadership in advocacy an


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Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce 2024 President’s Award Recipient

The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of the businesses, organizations and individuals who make a difference in our community.

The President of the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce, Steven Latimer, is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s Presidents Award, Bruce Wylie.

The President’s Award introduced in 2009 is an optional award that can be handed out at the discretion of the current Chamber President each year. Bruce Wylie is the ninth recipient of this award.

Bruce has been a part of our community and lives for over half a century.  Starting with CFJR in 1971, Bruce has been our voice of Brockville that most of us have grown up with.  As the times have changed, Bruce is the one constant that we can all rely on and brings our community together in the best of times and worst. 

His commitment to community is seen everywhere we turn.  From the beginning with the Bruce Wylie Golf tournament to Riverfest, Sports Hall of Fame, Music and Arts Hall of Fame and the Palliative Care Telethon, Bruce has always had his mind on volunteering and recognizing people and organizations of our community.  Bruce Wylie was the Citizen of the Year for the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce in 1989.

We look forward to recognizing Bruce Wylie, at the 65th Awards of Excellence Gala being held on Thursday, September 19 at the Brockville Country Club where we will also be announcing the recipients for: Business of The Year, Small Business of the Year, Community Excellence Award, the Tourism Award and the Ben TeKamp Award.

Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance online at www.brockvillechamber.com. For inquiries, please call 613-342-6553.

Contact: Steve Latimer

President – Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce

613-342-4404 

The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce represents more than 300 members and has been the community’s business advocate since 1906. Our mission is through proactive leadership in advocacy and networking; we support and grow business to build a strong economic community.


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Important Benefit reminder for SMEs in our Region

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is working towards issuing retroactive payments for the Canada Carbon Rebate for Small Businesses. It is essential for eligible small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to file their 2023 taxes by July 15 to ensure they receive the money to which they are entitled. We kindly ask for your assistance in spreading the word to SMEs about this important deadline and the opportunity to benefit from the rebate. Please feel free to use this tax tip.

The Canada Carbon Rebate for Small Businesses is a refundable tax credit announced in Budget 2024 to return a portion of federal fuel charge proceeds directly to eligible Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs). The retroactive payments total over $2.5 billion with respect to the 2019-2020 to 2023-2024 fuel charge years.

To be eligible for the rebate for one or more of the fuel charge years, a CCPC must:

  • have employed one or more persons in a designated province in the calendar year in which the fuel charge year begins;
  • have had 499 employees or less throughout Canada in that calendar year; and
  • have filed their corporate income tax return for the tax year ending in 2023 no later than July 15, 2024.

CCPCs do not have to apply for this rebate. Once the Minister of Finance has specified the payment rates for each designated province for the applicable fuel charge year, the CRA will calculate and automatically issue the rebate amounts to those who are eligible.

It is too early to determine the exact distribution date for the rebate amounts. Updates on the timelines will be provided in the coming months.

For more information on how the rebate payments will be calculated and the designated provinces, go to Canada Carbon Rebate for Small Businesses.


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