2013 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Nominations are now being accepted for the Chamber's 2013 Business Excellence Awards and the Mayor's Community Service Awards. The deadline for Chamber award nominations is Monday, October 7, 2013.
The Burlington Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards recognize overall success and excellence of local area businesses. Awards are given in several categories including: manufacture, retail/wholesale, service industry, small businesses, new product/service, and young entrepreneur.
Mayor's Community Service Awards
For the Mayor's Awards, nominees will be considered on the basis of criteria that show how they contribute to Burlington quality of life, making Burlington a better place in which to live and work. Two awards will be presented. The first to a for-profit business and the second to a not-for-profit organization providing charitable works or services in Burlington.
2014 BURLINGTON BUSINESS AWARDS GALA
Awards will be presented by the Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Rick Goldring, Burlington Economic Development Cporportation, and Tourism Burlington at the Chamber's Burlington Business Awards Gala on April 10, 2014 at the Burlington Convention Centre.
2013 BURLINGTON BUSINESS AWARDS GALA
The 2013 Chamber of Commerce Burlington Business Awards Gala was a great success with plenty of surprises and a very happy crowd. Over 425 people attended this year's event held on April 11 at the Burlington Convention Centre. They were not disappointed and several have called this the best gala ever. The evening started with a special VIP champagne reception for award finalsits, winners, sponsors and other VIPs. The was followed by a cocktail reception for all guests. After a terrific dinner the awards presentation began. Chamber President, Keith Hoey, MCd the event with award presentations made by Mayor Rick Goldring, John Chisholm of BEDC, Gord Langford of Tourism Burlington, and Shelley McQuade of the Chamber of Commerce. The highlight of the gala each year is the videos of the award finalists and winners and this years videos proved to be very exciting and entertaining. These are available on the Chamber's YouTube channel.
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
MANUFACTURER - LARGE
- APEX Composites Inc.
MANUFACTURER - SMALL
- MarShield Radiation Protection and Storage Products
RETAIL/ WHOLESALE - LARGE
- Throat Threads Apparel
RETAIL/WHOLESALE - SMALL
- The UPS Store #89
SERVICE - SMALL
- Seferian Design Group
SERVICE - LARGE
- Neelands Refrigeration Limited
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
- O.C. Tanner Recognition Company Limited
MAYOR'S COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
- BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
BEDC BUSINESSFIRST AWARD FOR BUSINESS INVESTMENT
- Fusenet Inc.
BEDC BUSINESSFIRST AWARD FOR BUSINESS EXPANSION
- Global Mobility Products Inc.
BEDC & EDC AWARD FOR BUSINESS EXPORT
- Etratech Inc.
TOURISM AMBASSADOR AWARD
- Burlington Eagles