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Bradford Board of Trade open 'fore' business (30 photos)

The BBT hosted its second annual 'Open For Business' tournmanet at Bradford Highlands Golf Club on Friday

The sun was shining for the second annual Bradford Board of Trade (BBT) Open For Business Golf Tournament on Friday. 

The sold out event saw 72 golfers out for a day of socially distanced fun and networking at the Bradford Highlands Golf Club. 

Due to the pandemic, the BBT has had to cancel many of their events this year, including their big Home and Lifestyle show in April,  so they were delighted to be able to host the annual summer golf tournament. 

Members of the BBT, Mayor Rob Keffer and the rest of BWG council, along with MP Scot Davidson were just some of the golfers who took part in Friday's tournament.

There were various activities set up on the course throughout the day, including a hole-in-one shot from Newmarket Toyota, a Marshmallow Drive contest, and the St. Louis Bar & Grill Caesar Hole. 

Lunch was provided in to-go containers and at the end of the game, golfers walked away with a free swag bag. A silent auction table was also set up, with gifts generously donated by various local businesses. Guests were able to place their bids virtually through an online app. 

"I thought it was excellent," said BBT President Tina Morrison. "Bradford Highlands went above and beyond and we were so impressed with the safety measures they put into place, their hard work and the food was delicious."

Throughout the pandemic, the BBT has been a pillar of support for local businesses, providing business owners with resources and guidance through their website as well as virtual meetings. 

Looking ahead, the BBT is now accepting nominations for the BBT Excellence Awards which takes place in the fall, and highlights outstanding businesses in the community.  Nominations are open until Sept. 9. To nominate a business, fill out the online form here