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.
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.
Bell Mid-size Business of the Year:
Cheney Window & Door Specialists
Florence Meat Supplies Limited
GL Chemtec International Ltd.
Information Display Systems Canada Inc.
JNB Auto Centre Inc.
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
Scotia Wealth Management/The Jamison Group
Tino-Gaetani & Carusi, Chartered Professional Accountants
Franchisee of the Year:
BCS – Business Coaching Solutions Corp.
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
Oakville Hydro Conservation Leadership Award:
Advanced Ceramics Corp.
All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.
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.
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
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 .