Chamber Award2022

Corporate Citizen of the year 2022

Bill Nelson and Staff

"Bill Nelson and his team are the perfect example of good Corporate Citizenship. This business has been located on Main Street for many years and has always supported the town of Mount Forest. Financially they sponsor and support almost every event and organization in our community. To name a few the MF Fireworks Festival, Minor Hockey, LMH Foundation, Curling Club, Lawn Bowling club and more. What sets them apart however is not only do they provide financial support but each member of the team is also very actively involved in helping to make our community a better place. Bill himself is a member of the MF Lions Club and has been a Director of the Business Improvement Association for many years, Sharon is a Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Fireworks Festival Committee, Brian has been a business and community leader for years, Jessica is a Director on the BIA, and Drew and Brett are both members of the Lions Club. Clearly this successful business knows how to be a good Corporate Citizen and we are fortunate to have them in our community."

Dale Small


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Mount Forest BIA

Members Jessica McFarlane and Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson and Jessica McFarlane are both committee members of the Mount Forest BIA. The BIA works in partnership with the Township of Wellington North to attract shoppers and new businesses by revitalizing and rejuvenating the downtown business district in Mount Forest. The most recent project completed by the BIA with the help of Jessica and Bill, is the downtown parkette and mural located beside the BMO Bank on the Main Street of Mount Forest.

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MF Aquatics Ad Hoc Committee

Jessica McFarlane is a committee member of the Mount Forest Aquatics Ad Hoc Advisory Committee. The committee is responsible for fundraising efforts for the new Mount Forest outdoor pool. The most recent fundraising effort that was spearheaded by Jessica was 'You've Been Flocked', a fun event giving the community the opportunity to send a flock of flamingo lawn ornaments to their friend or neighbour's front lawn.

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Mount Forest and District Lions Club

Bill Nelson, Brett Parker and Drew Nelson

As a member of the Mount Forest Lions Club since 2015, Drew carried on the tradition of his father as well as his grandfather and grandmother. He has helped in various aspects with the club including ticket sales, bartending, convention planning, bingo nights and more.

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Cancer Patient Services Corporation

Drew Nelson

As a past director of the board, Drew maintains and runs the CPSC website as well as adding support to the annual Cancer Golf Tournament that CPSC holds on behalf of H. Bye Construction.

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Mount Forest Minor Hockey

Brett Parker

Brett has been involved in Minor Hockey his whole life first as a player, then a referee in his teenage and early adult years and currently as a Coach/Trainer for the past 6 seasons. He has also been a sponsor and supported the annual golf tournament fundraiser.


Mount Forest and District Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Wenger

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H. Bye Cancer Patient Services Golf Tournament

Rachel Whetham

Rachel has been involved in the H. Bye Cancer Patient Services Golf Tournament for over 8 years, as a participant, a volunteer and a hole sponsor.

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Mount Forest and District Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Wenger