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Previous Business Excellence Award Recipients

The Chamber has been recognizing business excellence in Burlington since 1986.  Awards are given in several categories each year but only when winners are deemed worthy in each category.  Award finalists and winners are determined by the Business Awards Task Force.  The awards are presented each year at the Business Awards Gala.




2016 ABL Employment Service Industry (Large)
  OKD Marketing Group Service Industry (Medium)
  Anaergia Manufacturer Award
  Burlington Orthotic Centre Retail / Wholesale Award
  Food for Life Not-for-Profit
  Laurel Steel, Division of Harris Steel ULC Heritage Award
  Eric Rodgers of Direct Access Digital Young Entrepreneur Award

2015 Jan Kelley Marketing Service Industry(L)
  Broadcast Services International Inc. Service Industry (S)
  The Cover Guy Retail / Wholesale (S)
  Kelly’s Bake Shoppe Retail / Wholesale (M)
  Canadian Tire – Burlington Mall Retail / Wholesale (L)
  Carpenter Hospice Not-for-Profit
  Erin Dunham Young Entrepreneur
  Gelderman Landscape Services Employer of the Year

2014 Burlington Hydro Inc. Service Industry (L)
  AIS Solutions Service Industry (S)
  Zip Signs Manufacturer
  Christy's Gourmet Gifts Retail / Wholesale
  Burlington Community Foundation Not-for-Profit
  Dave McSporran, Bottled Media Inc. Young Entrepreneur

2013  EcoSyntetix  Manufacturer
   Nickel Brook Beers  Retail / Wholesale
   Burlington Youth Soccer Club  Service Industry (S)
   Cogeco Cable Canada  Service Industry (L)
   David Lammer, Garden Grove Landscaping  Young Entrepreneur
   Deloitte  Employer of the Year

2012 Neelands Refridgeration Limited Service (Large)
  Seferian Design Group Service (Small)
  Apex Composites Inc. Manufacturer (Large)
  MarShield Radiation Protection & Storage Products Manufacturer (Small)
  Throat Threads Apparel Retail/Wholesale (L)
  The UPS Store #89 Retail/Wholesale (S)
  O.C. Tanner Employer of the Year

2011  Trevor Bouchard Young Entrepreneur
  Kontek Ecology Systems Inc. Manufacturer
  O. C. Tanner Recognition Company Ltd. Service
  Snuggle Bugz Retail / Wholesale
  Sold Right Away Small Business
  AXYZ International Employer of the Year
  Capo Industries Ltd. Heritage

2010 Gerry Kavanaugh Young Entrepreneur
  Hunter Amenities Manufacturer
  Centre for Skills Development & Training Service
  Bark & Fitz Retail / Wholesale
  Brash Avenues Small Business
  Dan's Welding & Fabricating Heritage

2009 Neil Madden Young Entrepreneur
  Eco Waste Solutions Manufacturer
  Karp Namisniak Yamamoto Architects Services Industry
  Mountain Equipment Co-op Retail / Wholesale
  Exotic Woods Small Business

2008 Rapid Tools Small Business
  Thordon Bearings Inc. Manufacturer
  Classic Jewellery Retail / Wholesale
  Customized Global Logistics Inc. Service Industry
  Edge Imaging Innovative Technology
  ADFLOW Networks Inc. New Product / Service
  Thomson-Gordon Group Heritage

2007 The Pop Shoppe Small Business
  PatientCare Solutions Innovative Technology
  Fern Hill School Service Industry- Large
  Bozek Orthodontics Service- Small

2006 ACCU-Translation Services Limited Innovative Technology
  Nickel Brook Beers New Product/Service
  Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited Retail/Wholesale
  Joe Dog's Gas Bar Grill Service Industry
  Compass Creative Studio Inc. Small Business

2005 I.C.T. Power Company Inc. Manufacturer
  Emerald Kitchen & Design Inc Retail/Wholesale
  Robertson Human Asset Management Inc. Service Industry
  Framesite / Ad Axiom Artworks Small Business
  Higginson Equipment Sales Heritage


Etratech Inc.

Innovative Technology

  ZENON Environmental Inc. Manufacturer
  The Synapse Group New Product/Service
  Alternate Choice Inc. Retail/Wholesale
  Sibley & Associates Inc. Service Industry
  The Art of Marketing Inc. Small Business


Gennum Corporation

Innovative Technology

  L3 Communications WESCAM Manufacturer
  Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. New Product/Service
  Malabar Super Spice Co. Ltd. Retail/Wholesale
  Scott Battenchuck & Co. LLP Service Industry
  Cogeco Cable Canada Inc. Service Industry (large)
  Miller Polymer Corperation Small Business


Laurel Steel


  Radical Bob's New Venture/Product
  Joelle's Retail/Wholesale
  FibreWired Burlington Service Industry (small)
  Eastway Inc. Service Industry (large)


Royal Mattress Mfg. Co.

Company of the Year

  SOMA Professional Salon Products New Venture/Product
  Royal Mattress Mfg. Co. Manufacturer
  Isis Digital Media Inc. Service Industry (<50)
  Innovus Research Inc. Service Industry (>50)
  Mrs. B's GiftHouse Retail/Wholesale
  Reimer Construction Lifetime Achievement
  JAG Communications Award of Distinction

2000 Smith's Funeral Service (Burlington) Company of the Year
  Ener-Gard Energy Products Inc. Wholesale
  Smith's Funeral Service (Burlington) Service Industry
  Vin Bon Burlington Retail
  Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd. Manufacturer
  AIC Group of Funds Award of Distinction
  Correct Tool & Cutter Grinding Services Award of Distinction
  Green Thumb Landscaping Award of Distinction
  Laurel Steel Award of Distinction
  The Administrative Assistants Ltd. Award of Distinction

1999 Cancable Inc.

Company of the Year

  Cancable Inc. Service Industry
  Malabar Super Spice Co. Ltd. Retail/Wholesale
  Whytek Processing Inc. New Venture/Product
  Zenon Environmental Inc. Manufacturer
  Blastworks Group Award of Distinction
  Bochsler Photographics & Imaging Award of Distinction
  Cellular Concepts Inc. Award of Distinction
  Data Graphics Design Award of Distinction
  Throat Threads Apparel Inc. Award of Distinction
  Trans-Video Inspection Limited Award of Distinction

1998 John Deere Credit Inc.

Business Achievement

  Interkom Creative Marketing Business Achievement
  L D K Engineering Business Achievement
  AIC Limited Award of Merit
  BHC Cable Assemblies Inc. Award of Merit
  Cancable Inc. Award of Merit
  Memex Electronics Award of Merit

1997 Gennum Corporation

Export Merit

  Nicholson & Cates Limited Export Merit
  Canadian Tire Associate Store - Fairview Environmental
  BCL Magnetics Business Achievement
  AXYZ Automation Inc. Business Achievement
  Ask Cosmetics Inc. Business Achievement
  Bochsler Photographics + Imaging Award of Merit
  Canadian Tire Associate Store - Fairview Award of Merit
  Forward Approach Inc. Award of Merit
  Innovus Research Inc. Award of Merit
  Telcom Research Award of Merit

1996 CRS Robotics Corporation Export Merit
  Avenza Global Technologies Corp. Export Merit
  Laurel Steel Environmental
  Wilson Laboratories Inc. Business Achievement
  Thomson Metals & Disposal Business Achievement
  Kingsbury Canada Inc. Award of Merit
  Royal Botanical Gardens Award of Merit
  Zeton Inc. Award of Merit
  Broadcast Services International Inc. Award of Merit
  Interprovincial Corrosion Control Company Inc. Award of Merit

1995 Tamrock Loaders Inc. Export Merit
  Mars Metal Company Export Merit
  Elsag Bailey (Canada) Inc. Business Achievement
  Etratech Designs Inc. Business Achievement
  Geomatics International Inc. Award of Merit
  SSI Equipment Inc. Award of Merit
  Marsh Instrumentation Inc. Award of Merit
  Brant Telephone Inc. Award of Merit
  Visual Applications Software Inc. Award of Merit

1994 Zeton Inc. Export Merit
  Fearman's Fresh Meats Export Merit
  Nalco Canada Inc. Environmental
  Magic Wand Carpet Cleaning Ltd. Business Achievement
  O. C. Tanner Business Achievement

1993 Aisco Systems Inc. Export Merit
  Polar Diversified Inc. Business Achievement
  Associated Spring Operations Business Achievement

1992 Inverpower Controls Limited Export Merit
  Bassai Limited Business Achievement
  Gennum Corporation Business Achievement

1991 Arbell Industries Export Merit
  Branthaven Homes Limited Business Achievement
  PasWord Communications Business Achievement

1990 L D K Engineering Inc. Business Achievement
  Aldershot Landscape Contractors Limited Business Achievement

1989 CRS Plus Inc. Export Merit
  CRS Plus Inc. Business Achievement
  Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. Business Achievement

1988 Bailey Controls Export Merit
  Walkers Chocolates Business Achievement
  Aisco Ltd. Business Achievement

1987 BCL Magnetics Export Merit
  P & H Air Compressor Business Achievement
  W & H Voortman Ltd. Business Achievement

1986 Linear Technology Export Merit