Day: February 8, 2017

Congratulations to the 2016 Nominees for the Oakville Awards for Business Excellence

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West are pleased to present the 22nd Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) that will culminate in a Gala Dinner on Wednesday, March 29th at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre. The nominees for this year’s awards were officially announced at the OABE Nominee reception on Tuesday, February 7th at the Holiday Inn, Oakville Centre. This year, the winners will be chosen from nominees in nine categories: RBC Small Business of the Year, Bell Mid-size Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Franchisee of the Year, Professional Services Provider of the Year, The Morris Mercanti Restaurateur of the Year, KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year, Genworth Community Builder of the Year, and Oakville Hydro Conservation Leadership Award. At the gala, the winner of Oakville’s Business Icon Award and Charity or Not-for-Profit Excellence Award will be announced. The Business Icon Award recognizes a prominent Oakville business which is highly regarded in the business community. The Charity or Not-for-Profit Excellence Award honours a charity or not-for-profit organization which is highly regarded in the community and raises funds or provides services to improve the lives of people within the community. “This year we received over 150 nominations from the Oakville community; a record number of nominations! The judges carefully reviewed all of the nominations and selected a list of 78 nominees for the Oakville Awards for Business Excellence” stated John Sawyer, President of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. “I congratulate all of the finalists on achieving this honour; it is proof of their hard work and dedication. They truly represent the best of Oakville’s business community.”   Working in partnership with The Rotary Club of Oakville West, the majority of funds raised from the Gala Dinner will be donated directly to the club’s local youth programs. “The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence gala has raised more than $500,000 since it began over twenty years ago,” said Rotary President, David Abboud. “Last year’s dinner set a record for attendance comprised of over 600 business, community and political leaders. We are looking forward to a fantastic evening to celebrate business excellence in Oakville.” The Nominees for the 22nd Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence are: RBC Small Business of the Year Avante Boutique Inc. Caju Multimedia Inc. domilya GROUP Inc. Elm Hill Cookies Inc. Icing Marketing Corporation J.H. Gelbloom Surveying Limited JAE associates Ltd. la strada Leisure Industries Inc. Lioness Creations Floral Design MTC Tire Oakville Inc. Nancy Robertson Team, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Oakville Windows & Doors Inc. Otello’s Banquet & Convention Centre Inc. Syer Hospitality Group Inc. Studio H Design That Pie Place The Management Coach (Grand Plan Management Innovations Inc.) The Millionaire’s Daughter Ultimate Pool Service Inc. Willowglen School   Bell Mid-size Business of the Year: Cheney Window & Door Specialists ClubRunner Florence Meat Supplies Limited GL Chemtec International Ltd. Information Display Systems Canada Inc. JNB Auto Centre Inc. Merriam Music Promotional Source Corporation PSI Payroll Services Inc. Rock Star Real Estate Inc. Total Tech Pools and Leisure   Large Business of the Year: Budds’ Group of Companies Delta Bingo Inc. Direct Response Media Group D’Orazio Infrastructure Group Limited Entripy Custom  Clothing Freshco Retail Maintenance Inc. Javelin Technologies Inc. Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. OS&B (Oakville Stamping & Bending Ltd.) Porsche Centre Oakville Promation (Promation Engineering Ltd. & Promation Nuclear Ltd.) Whole Foods Market Oakville   KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year: Sophia Segal of Business Analyst Solution Brenda Ahenkorah-Benoit of Clinical Trial Referral Network, Inc. Dawn Porter-Schofield of Cornerstone Mediation Jas Brar of Entripy Custom Clothing Jillian Bowman of Epicured Market Inc. Sean Neville of Healthwick Tiffany Richardson of Icing Marketing Corporation Christine Yardley of Print Panther Inc. Allison Christilaw of Reddin Global Inc. Matthew Zarrillo of Zarr Tech   Professional Services Provider of the Year: CHR Health Centre Inc. Christine M. Langevin Chartered Professional Accountants Dynamic Health and Performance Lakeshore Woods Pharmacy North Ridge Family Chiropractic Peter Watson Investments Positive Accounting Scotia Wealth Management/The Jamison Group Tino-Gaetani & Carusi, Chartered Professional Accountants   Franchisee of the Year: BCS – Business Coaching Solutions Corp. EmbroidMe Oakville Par-T-Perfect Quicker Foods Inc. Turtle Jack’s Oakville   The Morris Mercanti Restaurateur of the Year: Croissant Express Bakery Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill The Crêpe Kitchen   Genworth Community Builder of the Year: Mercedes Benz Oakville Ristorante Julia     Oakville Hydro Conservation Leadership Award: Advanced Ceramics Corp. All-Connect Logistical Services Inc. Alliance Labeling Fourmark Manufacturing Lisgar Developments   The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West thank Platinum Partner RBC for their generous support of the 22nd Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence.   Event Details: Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Time: 5:30pm – Registration & Reception; 6:30pm – Dinner & Awards Gala Location: Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road Tickets: $125 per person; $87.50 per person for Nominees Purchase tickets online or by emailing info@oakvillechamber.com or calling the Oakville Chamber of Commerce at 905-845-6613.     About the Oakville Awards for Business Excellence The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) are dedicated to recognizing exemplary models of excellence and community service by Oakville’s businesses. The Oakville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with The Rotary Club of Oakville West organizes the OABE now in its 22nd year. The proceeds from the Gala Awards Dinner, including the considerable support from our many Partners, provide funds for the Rotary Club’s numerous youth and academic programs such as the Oakville Awards for Academic Excellence, the Oakville Youth Development Centre, and Camp Enterprise. For more information, visit www.oabe.ca .