2014 BURLINGTON BUSINESS AWARDS GALA
“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
Nickel Brook Beers
Burlington Youth Soccer Club
Cogeco Cable Canada
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
MAYOR’S COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
BEDC & EDC BUSINESS EXPORT AWARD
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 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