Finalists for the 23rd Oakville Awards for Business Excellence: Congratulations!

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Finalists for the 23rd Oakville Awards for Business Excellence: Congratulations!
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Kristen Curry is the Communications Coordinator at the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, and a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University where she received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication and Media Studies with Business Management Option.

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The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West are pleased to announce the 23rd Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) finalists. This year’s awards were officially announced at the OABE Nominee Reception held on Tuesday, February 6th.

The award recipients will be chosen from finalists in nine categories: Small Business of the Year, Bell Mid-size Business of the Year, RBC Royal Bank Large Business of the Year, Professional Services Provider of the Year, Franchisee of the Year, The Morris Mercanti Restaurateur of the Year, KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Professional & Entrepreneur of the Year (YPEG Award), and Oakville Hydro Conservation Leadership Award.

At the awards gala, the recipient of the Genworth Community Builder Award, Charity or Not-for-Profit Excellence Award, and Oakville’s Business Icon Award will be announced.

The Genworth Community Award recognizes a business that has, over time, demonstrated exemplary business practices and dedicated involvement in the community.

The Charity or Not-for-Profit Excellence Award honours a charity or not-for-profit organization which is highly regarded in our community and raises funds or provides services to improve the lives of people within our community.

The Business Icon Award recognizes a prominent Oakville business which is highly regarded in the business community.

“The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence received an overwhelming number of nominations from the Oakville community. The judges carefully reviewed all of the nominations and selected a list of 57 finalists” stated Ken Nevar, Chair of the Board, Oakville Chamber of Commerce. “I congratulate all of the finalists. It is truly an honour to be nominated by your customers and peers and to be recognized for your dedication, business practices, and community service.”

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.

“Since its inception in 1995, the Oakville Awards for Business Excellence has raised almost $1,000,000 for our youth initiatives including the Oakville Rotary Education Awards, Camp Enterprise and the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards” said Lois Knepflar, President of the Rotary Club of Oakville West. “We look forward to a fantastic evening to celebrate business excellence, while supporting the youth in our community.”

23rd Oakville Awards for Business Excellence Finalists

Small Business of the Year

  1. A.S. Security & Surveillance Inc.
  2. Addison Music Learning Centre
  3. Akita Natural Skin Care Products Canada
  4. Caju Multimedia Inc.
  5. DCM Event Management
  6. Expert Island
  7. iCare Home Health
  8. Innovative HR
  9. Oakview Funeral Home
  10. Painters Place
  11. Preferred Muffler, Brake & Auto Inc.
  12. Qi Tranquility Spa
  13. Resultel Technologies Inc.
  14. Speckles Art Studio
  15. Wines Unlimited

Bell Mid-size Business of the Year:

  1. Automacs Collision Inc.
  2. Cameron’s Brewing Company
  3. ClubRunner
  4. Florence Meats
  5. JNB Auto Centre Inc.
  6. Mico Systems Inc.
  7. SupperWorks
  8. Total Tech Pools and Leisure Inc.

RBC Royal Bank Large Business of the Year:

  1. Caravan Logistics Inc.
  2. D’Orazio Infrastructure Group Limited
  3. Glen Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery
  4. iFLY Toronto Indoor Skydiving
  5. Naylor Building Partnerships Inc.
  6. Rona

Professional Services Provider of the Year:

  1. Bazar McBean LLP
  2. Lakeshore Woods Pharmacy
  3. Positive Accounting
  4. The Milley Team (HollisWealth, A division of Industrial Alliance Securities Inc.)

Franchisee of the Year:

  1. Liaison College (Oakville Campus)
  2. Montana’s Cookhouse & Bar
  3. Piper Foods Inc. (McDonald’s Restaurant)

The Morris Mercanti Restaurateur of the Year:

  1. Bronte Sports Kitchen
  2. La Parisienne Creperie
  3. Oliver & Bonacini Café & Grill
  4. The Pipes and Taps Pub

KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year:

  1. Allie Ochs of Swiss Bionic Solutions
  2. Ayse Kilic of Akita Canada
  3. Dawn Porter-Schofield of Cornerstone Mediation
  4. Jane Wilson of PoleFit Nation
  5. John Thistlewaite of BCIS, Inc.
  6. Matthew Zarrillo of Zarr Tech
  7. Nicoletta Medeiros of Allure Laser Skin Studio

Young Professional and Entrepreneur of the Year:

  1. Derek Lee of Media Rez Studios Inc.
  2. Dr. Denise Handscombe, ND of Abaton Integrative Medicine
  3. James Montague of James Montague the Event Planner
  4. Morsal Haidary of Lash Out Lounge and Spa
  5. Paul Ferri of Limitless Training Systems

Oakville Hydro Conservation Leadership Award:

  1. Canlan Ice Sports
  2. Iovate
  3. Mancor Industries
  4. Oakville Honda
  5. Pinty’s Delicious Foods

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Oakville West thank Platinum Partner RBC for their generous support of the 23rd Oakville Awards for Business Excellence and Nominee Reception.

The 23rd Oakville Award for Business Execellence will take place on Tuesday, March 27th at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre. Registration will start at 5:30 PM. The dinner and awards will start at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $125 per person, and there is a discounted price of $87.50 for nominees. Tickets can be purchased online or by emailing info@oakvillechamber.com or calling 905-845-6613.

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