Shine a Light on Barrie’s Best: Nominate Your Favourite Local Businesses

At Kool FM, we’re all about keeping you connected to the heartbeat of Barrie. We […]

At Kool FM, we’re all about keeping you connected to the heartbeat of Barrie. We know you love this city, and that includes all the incredible businesses that make it special! That’s why we’ve teamed up with Rock 95 and Barrie 360 to launch the Kool FM Business of the Week.

Why Shop Local?

Local businesses are the backbone of Barrie. They employ our neighbours, fuel our economy, and give our city its unique character. 

When you shop local, you’re not just buying a product or service, you’re investing in the very things that make Barrie special.

Nominate Your Local Favourites

Do you have a go-to coffee shop with the friendliest baristas? Maybe you love shopping at a local boutique with a one-of-a-kind selection. Or perhaps you use a reliable service company that always goes above and beyond. 

Whatever the business … we want to hear about them!

Just fill out the quick form below. Tell us the name of the business you’d like to nominate and what makes them stand out. 

By nominating a local business, you’re helping us showcase the incredible talent and dedication right here in Barrie. Every week, we’ll choose one of the nominees to feature on the Barrie 360 website with a write up celebrating what makes them so great!

P.S. Do you own a local business and want to spread the word about what makes you special? While nominations usually come from the community, self-nominations are welcomed as well!

Fill out my online form.

Together, let’s celebrate the businesses that make Barrie such a Kool place to live! 

This Week’s Business of the Week: Barber & Haskill

Looking for top-notch appliances, mattresses, and a business that cares? Look no further than Barber & Haskill, our May Business of the Month!

This family-owned gem has been serving Barrie, Midland, and Orillia for over 8 decades. They boast an impressive selection, knowledgeable staff, and a commitment to giving back. Their community spirit shines through their endowment fund, donations, and event sponsorships.

Here’s their story >>>

Past Businesses Of The Week

Here are some of our past Businesses of the Week:

The Hound Lounge

The Hound Lounge offers a unique, budget-friendly dog daycare experience with flexible playtime options and highly trained staff.

Keep your pup happy and relaxed with their comfortable playrooms and personalized attention.

Here’s their story >>>

Bayfield Ford

With a reputation for friendly staff, award-winning customer care, and a commitment to those in need, Bayfield Ford has been serving the community since 1981.

Whether you need a new or used Ford, repairs, or body work, they’re your one-stop shop. Learn more and explore their inventory online!

Here’s their story >>>

Point S Action Tire & Auto Services

Looking for a reliable auto service provider in Barrie? Look no further than Point S Action Tire & Auto Services!

This family-owned business boasts over 25 years of experience keeping residents’ vehicles on the road. From tire changes and repairs to routine maintenance, their friendly staff offers top-notch service at competitive prices.

Here’s their story >>>

SUPERIOR Home Health Care

Looking to stay independent at home? SUPERIOR Home Health Care, offers medical equipment, home renovations for accessibility, and expert advice. Empower yourself for a comfortable life – visit SUPERIOR today! Read more here.

Here’s their story >>>

Fox’s Bakery and Deli

Craving a delicious treat? Look no further than Fox’s Bakery and Deli, our latest Business of the Week recipient! This family-owned gem has been baking everything from scratch for over 40 years using time-tested recipes. 

Located in the heart of Barrie, a visit to Fox’s is a must for anyone who appreciates quality.

Here’s their story >>>