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YMCA of Oakville to receive Oakville’s Charity/ Not-for-Profit Excellence Award at the 22nd Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence Gala

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West are pleased to announce that the YMCA of Oakville will be the recipient of Oakville’s Charity/Not-for-Profit Excellence Award at 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 Charity/Not-for-Profit Excellence Award honours not-for-profit organizations who are highly regarded in the area for raising funds and providing services to improve the lives of people within our community. This year the YMCA of Oakville has been chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award” stated David Abboud, President of the Rotary Club of Oakville West. For more than 50 years, the YMCA of Oakville has played a crucial role in improving the quality of health and life for residents in Oakville. The YMCA’s original mandate in Oakville was to provide a room registry for factory workers; later it provided a day camp for kids, expanded to provide physical fitness opportunities and finally childcare services for working parents.  Today, the YMCA of Oakville continues to offer these programs with a dedication to the health of both individuals and the Oakville community. The YMCA of Oakville brings the community together with a focus on inclusiveness and accessibility for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Each November, people from all walks of life join together for YMCA Peace Week to promote and celebrate peace and kindness in the community. The highlight of which is the Peace Week Breakfast celebrating youth, adults and groups in Oakville who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in our community. They are recognized for the positive impact they’ve made on the lives of others through their charitable work, helping those less fortunate, and taking action to inspire positive social change. In 2016, the YMCA of Oakville provided more than $726,000 in membership assistance, including the YMCA Strong Kids campaign, to support more than 2,200 individuals and their families. The YMCA of Oakville invests in youth through the Peter Gilgan Foundation bursaries, which assist recipients with their post-secondary education and the charitable organization is a large provider of youth employment in Oakville. “The YMCA of Oakville also serves more than 31,000 people in our community each year. With their dedication to inclusiveness and bringing our community together, the YMCA of Oakville is an exemplary model of Charitable/Non-for-Profit Excellence. Through their inclusive programming they work to ensure that everyone in Oakville has an opportunity to succeed” stated Caroline Hughes, Chair of the Board, Oakville Chamber of Commerce. The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West thank their event partners for their generous support of the 22nd Annual Awards for Business Excellence. Platinum Partner RBC Royal Bank Diamond Partners Bell Canada Genworth Canada Cogeco Edge Hospitality Henderson Partners LLP, Chartered Accountants KPMG Oakville Hydro O’Connor MacLeod Hanna, LLP Gold Partners Euro-Line Appliances Inc. Snap-on-Tools Virox Technologies Inc. Silver Partners Access Abilities Business Development Bank of Canada Halton Region Economic Development Department Holiday Inn Oakville – Centre Town of Oakville Economic Development Department Bronze Partners Duncan McLeod, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage HighView Financial Group Metrican International Inc. Naylor, Building Partnerships Inc. Via Rail Canada Supporting Partners Charles Havill, Chartered Accountant Chisholm Academy Dorado Web Technologies Dr. Simon Pong Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Intelligent Office Oakville Oakville Centre for Vision, Dr. Ronald Gall, Optometrist The Oakville Beaver   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.   About the Oakville Chamber of Commerce The Oakville Chamber is the voice of the Oakville business community, providing member benefits including: advocacy, corporate benefits, networking opportunities, business development and educational forums. Its mission is to foster a healthy, engaged and sustainable business environment and economy in Oakville.   About the Rotary Club of Oakville West The Rotary Club of Oakville West (RCOW) members are neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in Oakville, Halton and around the world. Overall Rotary has over 1.2 million members in thousands of clubs in most countries. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self” and speaks for itself. Members of Rotary clubs are known as Rotarians and are well known for their successful Polio Plus vaccination efforts. RCOW, is well known locally for its youth academic excellence awards, its support of youth leadership programs and for its 22 year history with the OABE. Interact is the high school level for Rotary and Rotaract is the service club for 18-30 year old university and college students. RCOW meets every Tuesday morning from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM at the Holiday Inn Oakville Centre, 590 Argus Rd. Oakville Ontario.

Bot Construction Group to be recognized as Oakville’s Business Icon at the 22nd Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence Gala

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West are pleased to announce that the Bot Construction Group will be the recipient of Oakville’s Business Icon Award at the 22nd Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) Gala. The Gala dinner will take place at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre on Wednesday, March 29th. “The Business Icon Award recognizes a prominent Oakville business which is highly regarded in the business community and this year Bot Construction Group has been chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award” stated David Abboud, President of The Rotary Club of Oakville West. Bot Construction Group has been proudly building Canada’s infrastructure for more than half a century. The company was founded by Silvio Bot in 1957 in Oakville, beginning as a small concrete forming company serving the local market. Over the decades, Bot Construction expanded its services and operations province wide and beyond, to become one of Ontario’s largest privately owned and operated civil engineering and construction companies and a leader in the transportation infrastructure sector. Their work includes highways, bridges and the installation of other public infrastructure projects. Bot Construction draws their workforce from the local community, and showing support for the communities in which they live and work is a longstanding tradition for the organization. They state it is the strength of their people that has earned them their reputation for excellence. Employees are recognized through the Bot Construction Service Awards. The Silvio Bot Charitable Foundation was established to commemorate the life of their founder through giving to others. Bot Construction proudly supports various local charitable organizations in the Oakville community, including a donation of $100,000 to the Oakville Hospital Foundation. Bot Construction is committed to protecting their employees and the environment. They established an Environmental Protection Program, which received the Green Leadership and Sustainability Award in 2012 from the Ontario Road Builders’ Association. In 2016 they received the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Certificate of Recognition for their construction operations. Recently, Silvio Bot (receiving the award posthumously) was inducted into the Ontario Road Builders’ Association Hall of Fame. The induction recognizes Silvio’s strong relationships with his peers in the road building industry. “Bot Construction Group is a highly respected organization that serves the Oakville community. Their commitment to building excellence, recognizing their employees, protecting the environment and giving back to our community is an example for us all. This year Bot Construction celebrates their 60th Anniversary and we couldn’t think of a better way to honour them” stated Caroline Hughes, Chair of the Board, Oakville Chamber of Commerce. The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West thank their event partners for their generous support of the 22nd Annual Awards for Business Excellence. Platinum Partner RBC Royal Bank Diamond Partners Bell Canada Genworth Canada Cogeco Edge Hospitality Henderson Partners LLP KPMG Oakville Hydro O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP Gold Partners Euro-Line Appliances Inc. Snap-on-Tools Virox Technologies Inc. Silver Partner Access Abilities BDC Holiday Inn – Oakville Centre Town of Oakville Economic Development Department Bronze Partner Duncan McLeod, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage HighView Financial Group Metrican International Inc. Naylor Group Inc. Via Rail Canada Supporting Partner Charles Havill Chartered Accountant Dorado Web Technologies Dr. Simon Pong Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Intelligent Office Oakville Oakville Centre for Vision, Dr. Ronald Gall, Optometrist The Oakville Beaver   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.   About the Oakville Chamber of Commerce The Oakville Chamber is the voice of the Oakville business community, providing member benefits including: advocacy, corporate benefits, networking opportunities, business development and educational forums. Its mission is to foster a healthy, engaged and sustainable business environment and economy in Oakville.   About the Rotary Club of Oakville West The Rotary Club of Oakville West (RCOW) members are neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in Oakville, Halton and around the world. Overall Rotary has over 1.2 million members in thousands of clubs in most countries. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self” and speaks for itself. Members of Rotary clubs are known as Rotarians and are well known for their successful Polio Plus vaccination efforts. RCOW, is well known locally for its youth academic excellence awards, its support of youth leadership programs and for its 22 year history with the OABE. Interact is the high school level for Rotary and Rotaract is the service club for 18-30 year old university and college students. RCOW meets every Tuesday morning from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM at the Holiday Inn Oakville Centre, 590 Argus Rd. Oakville Ontario.  

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 .

Nominations Open for the 22nd Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence

OABE logo.new   The Oakville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Oakville West, is now accepting nominations for the 22nd Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE). Nominations will be accepted until September 30th at 4pm EST. The OABE is dedicated to recognizing exemplary models of excellence and community service by Oakville’s businesses. “We encourage members of the business community and general public to nominate any Oakville-based business with whom you’ve had consistently great experience,” notes David Abboud, President of the Rotary Club of Oakville West. “It is a wonderful opportunity to formally acknowledge their hard work.” The 22nd Annual OABE award categories open for nomination are:
  • RBC Royal Bank Small Business of the Year: This award recognizes a business of 1-5 full time equivalent employees and/or primarily services Oakville and district and/or generates up to approximately $2 million in revenue annually.
  • Bell Mid-size Business of the Year: This award recognizes a business of 5-20 employees and/or primarily serves the regional/provincial markets and/or generates between $2 million-$10 million in revenue annually.
  • Large Business of the Year: This award recognizes a business of more than 20 employees and/or primarily serves the provincial, national and international markets and/or generates approximately $10 million or more in revenue annually.
  • Franchisee of the Year:This award recognizes a Franchisee, serving the Oakville market, who is recognized by their customers and their Franchisor for the outstanding operation of their business.
  • Professional Services Provider of the Year: This award recognizes a person or employee team with a professional designation or whose practice is regulated by a provincial, federal or regulatory body.
  • The Morris Mercanti Restaurateur of the Year:This award recognizes a restaurateur with an establishment in Oakville that is open to the public. Please note this is a business award.
  • KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year:This award recognizes an individual who personally exhibits extraordinary entrepreneurship, energy, inspiration, leadership and / or innovation in their business pursuits.
  • Genworth Community Builder of the Year: This award recognizes a business that has, over a period of time, demonstrated exemplary business practices and dedicated involvement in the community.
“The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence celebrates the many contributions our business community makes to the outstanding quality of life we enjoy here in Oakville,” says Kerry Colborne, Chair of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. “Last year over 150 nominations were put forward and we expect a similar result this year. If you know a business that excels in one of the above categories, honour them by submitting a nomination.” All nominations are sent to the OABE Judges, who carefully review the submission and evaluate it accordingly to the category criteria. The Judges are individuals from the professional community who bring a wealth of professional expertise and unique business experiences, having made significant contributions to their own professions. The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence culminates in a gala dinner and award ceremony on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre. The proceeds from the evening, including the considerable support from our Partners, provide funds for the Rotary Club’s youth and academic programs. To be eligible for nomination, businesses must be physically located in the Town of Oakville and cannot have won in any category in the last five years. A complete list of category criteria and eligibility rules can be found at www.oabe.ca. Nominations can be submitted online at www.oabe.ca. Alternatively, forms are available at the Oakville Chamber of Commerce.  For assistance, please call Karen Pomfret at 905-845-6613 ext. 210. awardwhite-1  

Sold Out Crowd Celebrates Business Excellence at Oakville Awards Gala

OABE Oakville celebrated business leaders in their community at the 21st Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence Gala on Wednesday, March 23 where over 570 guests gathered at the Oakville Conference Centre. Presented by the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West, this annual event attracts business, community and political leaders, as well as professionals and entrepreneurs from the local business community. “The Oakville Chamber is thrilled by the tremendous support shown by the business community at tonight’s gala,” said Chamber Chair, Kerry Colborne. “We offer a sincere congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients.” The award recipients were recognized throughout the course of the evening, interspersed with videos that featured last year’s recipients. This year’s Business Icon Award was presented to Shred-it. Vince De Palma, President and CEO of Shred-it, accepted the award presented by John Sawyer, President of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. “What started with one man, an idea and a truck 28 years ago has grown to be a global leader, providing secure document destruction services. Today the company has over 400,000 customers, operates in 170 markets in 18 different countries, employs more than 5,000 associates and operates a fleet of over 2,000 trucks” commented Sawyer. The Charity or Not-for-Profit Excellence Award was presented to the Oakville Hospital Foundation. Tina Triano, CEO of the Oakville Hospital Foundation, accepted the award on behalf of the organization. The Oakville Hospital Foundation raised a record-breaking $65 million for their campaign to fund the equipment needs of the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. To date, they have received donations from over 28,000 donors. In a town with only 61,000 households, that is a remarkable accomplishment. This year the Oakville Awards of Business Excellence received nominations for over 150 businesses. After careful consideration, the 150 nominees were reduced to a list of 55 finalists.To learn more about the Oakville Awards for Business Excellence, or to nominate a business for next year, please visit http://oabe.ca/wp/ or contact Karen Pomfret by phone at 905-845-6613 ext. 210 or e-mail karen@oakvillechamber.com.   The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West are proud to list the recipients of the 21st Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence: Oakville’s Large Business of the Year Geotab Inc. KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year Surround Integrated Oakville’s Professional Services Provider of the Year Hearing Excellence Inc. The Morris Mercanti Restaurateur of the Year El Spero Family Restaurant Genworth Community Builder of the Year Lakeside Logistics Inc. RBC Royal Bank Small Business of the Year Pretty in Pink Spa Studio Inc.

Oakville’s Franchisee of the Year

Sunset Grill – Oakville South Bell Mid-size Business of the Year Blue-Pencil Information Security Inc. Oakville Hydro Conservation Leadership Award Denninger’s Oakville’s Business Icon Award Shred-it Oakville’s Charity or Not-for-Profit Excellence Award The Oakville Hospital Foundation

Nominations Open for 2015 Oakville Awards for Business Excellence

OAKVILLE, (August 14, 2015) The Oakville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Oakville West, will accept nominations for the 2015 Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) as of August 14, 2015 at 9am until September 30th at 4pm EST. “The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence celebrates the many contributions our business community makes to the outstanding quality of life we enjoy here in Oakville,” says Chamber Chair, Kerry Colborne. “Last year over 150 nominations were put forward and we expect a similar result this year.” The 21st Annual OABE award categories open for nomination are:
  • RBC Small Business of the Year
  • Bell Mid-size Business of the Year
  • Oakville’s Large Business of the Year
  • Oakville’s Professional Services Provider of the Year
  • The Morris Mercanti Restaurateur of the Year
  • Oakville’s Franchisee of the Year
  • Oakville’s Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Genworth Community Builder of the Year
The awards are dedicated to recognizing exemplary models of excellence and community service by Oakville’s businesses. It culminates in a gala dinner and award ceremony on March 23, 2016 at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre. “We encourage members of the business community and general public to nominate any Oakville-based business with whom you’ve had consistently great experience,” notes Simon Pong, President of the Rotary Club of Oakville West. “It is a wonderful opportunity to formally acknowledge their hard work.” The proceeds from the evening, including the considerable support from our Partners, provide funds for the Rotary Club’s youth and academic programs. To be eligible for nomination, businesses must be physically located in the Town of Oakville and cannot have won in any category in the last five years. A complete list of category criteria and eligibility rules can be found at www.oabe.ca. Nominations can be submitted online at www.oabe.ca. Alternatively, forms are available at the Oakville Chamber of Commerce office.

Oakville Chamber Announces Nominees for the 20th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West are proud to be hosting the 20th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence that will culminate in a Gala Dinner on Wednesday, March 25th at the Oakville Conference Centre. The nominees for this year’s awards were officially announced at the OABE reception on Tuesday, February 3rd at the Holiday Inn, Oakville Centre. This year, the winners will be chosen from nominees in eight categories: Large Business of the Year, Entrepeneur of the Year, Professional Services Provider of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, Genworth Community Builder of the Year, RBC Small Business of the Year, Mid-size Business of the Year, and Oakville Hydro Conservation Leadership Award. At the gala, the winner of Oakville’s Business Icon Award will be announced. This award recognizes a prominent Oakville business which is highly regarded in the business community. In addition, Oakville’s Charity or Not-for-Profit Excellence Award will be awarded in recognition of 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. “As the head judge of the OABE’s for the past several years, I am honoured and thrilled to take part again in celebrating the incredible businesses that make up Oakville’s community,” said Oakville Chamber of Commerce Chair, Kerry Colborne. “I want to congratulate all our nominees. They are truly representative of the best that Oakville’s business community has to offer.” Working in partnership with The Rotary Club of Oakville West, a portion of the funds raised from the Gala Dinner will be donated directly to the club’s local youth programs. “The Oakville Awards gala has raised more than $500,000 since it began twenty years ago,” said Rotary President, Bonnie Anderson. “We look forward to another fantastic evening on this special 20th Anniversary year.” The Nominees for the 20th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence are: Oakville’s Large Business of the Year Carta Worldwide Coordinate Industries Ltd. CTL Corp. Grundfos Canada Inc. Lexus of Oakville Media Resources International Inc. Wellspring Pharmacuetical Corp. Canada Oakville’s Entrepreneur of the Year Media Rez Studios CalaCare EduKick PurePages Switch Studio The Clarity Centre Transition Crossfit Zumba Fitness Canada Oakville’s Professional Services Provider of the Year Brady and Associates Inc. CHR Health Centre Inc. Chiropractic First Natural Health Group Dominion Lending Centres Dorbar Insurance Agency Inc. JMA Group Oakpark Pet Hospital Oakville Naturopathic Wellness Centre Oakville’s Restaurateur of the Year Mye Japanese Restaurant Paradiso Restaurant Stoney’s Bread Company Sunset Grill Oakville South The Gingerman Social Eatery Tin Cup Sports Grill Genworth Community Builder of the Year FCT Sutton Group Quantum Realty Inc. The Invidiata Team RBC Small Business of the Year Black Forest Pastry Shop Chatsworth & Hall Ltd. Chocolates by Bernard Callebaut Cupid’s Gourmet Bakery/Cupid’s Gourmet Cupcakes Inc. Elm Hill Cookies Epiphany Spa & Boutique Fotografia Boutique Grace Academy of Dance and Performing Arts Hair Design Company Hire Results Ltd. Hopedale Bowl iGita Hot Yoga Studios Inc. Kate Davidson Design Inc. Kiwibcreative Inc. New Town Gate Cleaners Oakville Blueprinting Ltd. Painters Place That Pie Place The BeeHive Hair Studio The UPS Store Total Balance Wanderlust Travel TPI Oakville’s Mid-size Business of the Year EricSana.com Salon Venere Inc. Sharon Homes Shift IT Solutions Speers Flooring Top Notch Cabinets Inc. Oakville Hydro Conservation Leadership Award Bentall Kennedy Carat Kings M and M Meats Oakville Place Vac Aero The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West thank Platinum Partner RBC for their generous support of the 20th Annual Oakville Awards of Business Excellence.

Nominations for Oakville Awards for Business Excellence Now Open!

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Oakville West, will accept nominations for the 2014 Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) beginning September 1st at 9am until September 30th at 4pm EST. “The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence celebrates the many contributions our business community makes to the outstanding quality of life we enjoy here in Oakville,” says Chamber Chair, Orla Johnston. “Last year over 150 nominations were put forward and we expect a similar result this year.” The 20th Annual OABE award categories open for nomination are:
  • RBC Small Business of the Year
  • Oakville’s Mid-size Business of the Year
  • Oakville’s Large Business of the Year
  • Oakville’s Professional Services Provider of the Year
  • Oakville’s Restaurateur of the Year
  • Oakville’s Franchisee of the Year
  • Oakville’s Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Genworth Community Builder of the Year
The awards are dedicated to recognizing exemplary models of excellence and community service by Oakville’s businesses. It culminates in a gala dinner and award ceremony on March 25, 2015 at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre. “We encourage members of the business community and general public to nominate any Oakville-based business with whom you’ve had consistently great experience,” notes Bonnie Anderson, President of the Rotary Club of Oakville West. “It is a wonderful opportunity to formally acknowledge their hard work.” The proceeds from the evening, including the considerable support from our Partners, provide funds for the Rotary Club’s youth and academic programs. To be eligible for nomination, businesses must be physically located in the Town of Oakville and cannot have won in any category in the last five years. A complete list of category criteria and eligibility rules can be found at www.oabe.ca. Nominations can be submitted online at www.oabe.ca. Alternatively, forms are available at the Oakville Chamber of Commerce office.

Oakville Businesses Celebrate Excellence

Oakville, Ont. March 4, 2014 –Oakville businesses will celebrate their success at the 19th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) Gala coming up on March 27, 2014 at the Oakville Conference Centre. Presented by the Oakville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Rotary Club of Oakville West, this gala event celebrates the significant contribution local businesses make to the outstanding quality of life enjoyed in Oakville. The proceeds from the awards support Rotary youth programs assisting future business leaders. “The 55 finalists have all demonstrated exceptional business acumen and community spirit,” said Orla Johnston, chair of the Oakville Chamber. “Congratulations to all the nominees and many thanks to all the OABE partners, supporters and attendees,” noted Susan Sheppard, president of the Rotary Club of Oakville West. “Together, we can make a difference.” There are awards in multiple categories to capture large, medium, and small businesses, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, professional services and community builders. These awards are a joint initiative between the Oakville Chamber and the Rotary Club of Oakville West. Proceeds from the event support Rotary youth initiatives in our community. This year’s Business Icon award will be presented to Tim Hortons in recognition for their contribution to our community and to honour their 50th anniversary coming up on May 17, 2014. Tim Hortons launched with one location in Hamilton, Ont. in 1964. With its corporate head office in Oakville, Tim Hortons has grown to some 3,500 outlets in Canada, 800 locations in the U.S., and several dozen in the Middle East. The event is open to the public. Tickets are available at oakvillechamber.com or by calling the chamber at 905.845.6613. The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) is a program of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Oakville West (RCOW) to build awareness of business excellence within our community and at the same time raise funds through partnerships, ticket sales and on-site raffle to support RCOW youth initiatives in Oakville.