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2014 BURLINGTON BUSINESS AWARDS GALA

The Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala was held on April 10, 2014 at the Burlington Convention Centre. In addition to the Chamber's Business Excellence Awards, the Gala also featured the presentation of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation Business Exports Award and Mayor Rick Goldring's Community Service Awards. It was a glamorous and exciting occasion.
 
The Chamber named 17 local organizations as award finalists in a variety of categories. Award nominations are based on overall business excellence and the criteria include excellence in business leadership, community contributions, entrepreneurship, environment, employee welfare, innovation, and market growth.

“The Chamber was faced with some very tough decisions to pick award recipients this year as we had over 70 nominations submitted,” said MacKinnon.  “There were several extremely impressive organizations that were nominated and with so many exceptional businesses operating in Burlington that it becomes increasingly difficult to single out a winner.  Each year the review process becomes more rigorous proving just how tough it is to win these awards.”  

The Chamber's Business Awards Task Force goes through a very thorough process to select finalists and, ultimately, winners.  Through this process they sometimes find that in some categories there are no nominated companies that are ‘award-worthy’.  This speaks not only to the integrity of the process, but to the high calibre of the finalists and the winning companies.

“We were especially pleased to present the Young Entrepreneur award this year,” continued MacKinnon.  “We have presented this award in the past, however last year we did not.  This award is important as it recognizes the great achievements of young professionals and the calibre of up-and-coming business leaders in Burlington.”


THE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

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MANUFACTURER

  EcoSynthetix

 
RETAIL/ WHOLESALE
  Nickel Brook Beers
 
SERVICE (Small)
  Burlington Youth Soccer Club

 
SERVICE (Large)
  Cogeco Cable Canada
 
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR
  David Lammers
 
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
  Deloitte
 

MAYOR’S COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

BUSINESS

  Smith’s Funeral Home

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

  Halton Women’s Place


BEDC & EDC BUSINESS EXPORT AWARD

  Anaergia

 

EVENT PARTNERS

Major
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Awards
Cogeco 2013
 
VIP Reception
SB Partners Logo
 
Dessert
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Promotion
logo union gas
 
Decor
logo la fiora 150
 
Photography
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Video Production
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Audio Visual
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Promotion
hynek 2008 150
 
Audio Visual
Stagevision

 

2013 BURLINGTON BUSINESS AWARDS GALA

Winners 300The 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 finalists, 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

 


Click here for all previous Business Excellence Award winners