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Congratulations to the 2022 Business Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2022 Business Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce 2022 Business Excellence Awards!

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2022 Business Excellence Awards presented by RBC on June 28, 2022, recognizing leadership and resilience within the community. More than 250 attendees joined emcee Joseph Tassoni, Burlington fashion designer and entrepreneur, to celebrate the finalists and winners of our 2022 Business Excellence Awards.

“The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to be able to celebrate our finalists and winners in-person, alongside the Burlington Business community.” stated Terry Caddo, President and CEO. “The gala is a long-standing, highly anticipated event in Burlington. As we focus on recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, it is wonderful to be able to showcase the local businesses that proved resiliency and adaptability during the past year. Congratulations to the finalists and awards winners of our 2022 Business Excellence Awards!”

This year, the Business Awards Task Force was tasked with the challenge of presenting eight Awards of Excellence. The Chamber named 21 local organizations as finalists of awards in a variety of categories. Award nominations were based on overall business excellence and the criteria include excellence in business leadership, community contributions, entrepreneurship, environment, employee welfare, innovation and market growth.

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Business Excellence Award Winners are:

Burlington Chamber of Commerce 2022 Mayor’s Award: The Platter Company Gourmet Market

2022 Burlington Economic Development Award for Excellence in Global Business: Astound Group

2022 Burlington Economic Development Award for Excellence in Innovation & Technology: EcoSynthetix Inc.

2021 Tourism Burlington Ambassador Award: Burlington Taxi

This year’s Gala provided a new and unique experience for our attendees. As part of the Gala experience, ticket holders were able to try a variety of different dinner options within our marche style format. Food stations were dispersed throughout the venue, with impressive and different offerings at each station. At the end of the evening, each ticket holder took home a gift bag, showcasing a broad array of products from Chamber members and local Burlington businesses.

A sincere thank you to our event sponsors and all who attended this year’s 2022 Business Excellence Awards Gala. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate business excellence with our community in-person. Congratulations to our 2022 Business Excellence Award winners!

2022 Business Excellence Awards

2022 Business Excellence Awards

After 2 years of moving the event virtual, the Chamber is excited to not only bring it back in person but try a new spin on the event. With a focus on networking and celebrating we are moving to a food station style dinner where guests will be able to move around freely, connect and celebrate with finalists and other chamber members while still enjoying dinner, drinks, and the professionalism the Business Excellence Awards are known for. Following dinner all will move into BPAC’s auditorium for the formal award proceedings (Oscar style)!

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2022 Burlington Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Congratulations to this year’s finalists! While the list of finalists is public, the winners will be announced at the 2022 Business Excellence Awards on June 28. Details and information about each finalist can be found below.

Hospitality & Tourism:

QB Sports Bar Grill Games
QB Sports Bar Grill Games is a family friendly sports bar, game center and restaurant. Adult and kid’s sports teams are welcome. Enjoy our game room, free Wi-Fi and pay-per-view events including UFC, NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS. Join us for delicious food, your favorite sporting events and games for the family. Offering inside dining in the restaurant or bar areas, patio, takeout and delivery.

Learn more at QB Sports Bar Grill Games

Front Line Tours

Front Line Tours is a family owned and operated bus tour company serving the Brantford, Hamilton, Burlington, London, Oakville, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and Niagara Region. We offer Senior tour bus packages, great people, reliable service, and the best vacation you’ve ever had! Our Coach tours feature the perfect mix of great attractions, on most Coach tours breakfast and dinners included, deluxe accommodations, fantastic Tour directors, beautiful resorts and casinos.

Learn more at Front Line Tours

Manufacturing:

BSB Manufacturing
BSB is a production CNC machining facility serving the automotive, agricultural and industrial product markets.  We focus on the precision machining of aluminium die cast, iron cast and forged components.  We also have in-house leak testing, assembly, shot blasting and powder coating capabilities.  Our production facility is located in Burlington, Ontario.  Customers include FCA, GM, Tesla, ZF Sachs, John Deere, CNH, Xylem Inc.

BSB manufacturing is a leading contract manufacturer of production machined components and tested assemblies.  With an impressive 45 year tenure in the machining industry, BSB prides itself on a highly skilled engineering team, productive workforce, and use of the most advanced manufacturing equipment and processes.

Learn more at BSB Manufacturing

Precision Record Pressing
Occupying over 35,000 sq ft in Burlington, Ontario, Precision Record Pressing ranks as one of North America’s largest vinyl pressing plants. Our newly engineered vinyl record presses are capable of creating an almost limitless combination of vinyl colors and effects.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and raising the bar for the industry. Our rigorous 3-step inspection process combines audio and visual quality control techniques, ensuring that the first record off the press is just as pristine as the last.

Learn more at Precision Record Pressing

URtech Manufacturing

At URtech we provide a comprehensive suite of EMS services to leading OEM companies. Our services extend from product concept to commercialization, supporting the entire product life cycle. We build trusting relationships with our customers that bring value and reliability to every partnership.

URtech manufactures and integrates electronics for a diverse range of end markets, with each industry having specific quality and traceability requirements. At the core of URtech we provide manufacturing processes and quality systems that support industry compliance with a strong foundation of high quality and repeatable manufacturing and test. Certifications include ISO9001, ISO13485 and ITAR registered

Learn more at URtech Manufacturing

Not-For-Profit:

Food For Life
Since 1995, Food for Life has rescued more than 26 million pounds of food by collecting surplus perishable food (fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat and prepared foods) from both retail and wholesale food suppliers and grocery stores. Food for Life is the largest food rescue organization in Halton and Hamilton. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Food for Life re-modelled its strategic plan, doubled its staff and pivoted its operations and programs ensuring it was able to continue to provide good food to the community – all within three days. Previously run out of church basements, Food For Life completely transformed its operating model by offering a drive-through program to an expanded number of families every Wednesday. Operating as a food broker, Food for Life worked with local restaurants to distribute surplus food that is not sold at the end of the day and work with restaurant networks to secure additional food where possible. Food for Life estimates that they have distributed a stunning four million pounds of food this year alone.

Learn more at Food For Life

Lighthouse for Grieving Children
For families who are grieving a death, the loss is life-changing, the implications far reaching. Lighthouse offers children, youth, and their families a place to receive free grief support and to connect with others on a similar journey. They need time, space, and understanding as they try to cope with their pain and readjust to a life forever changed. Lighthouse offers a community of understanding at a time when families are at their most vulnerable.

Learn more at Lighthouse for Grieving Children

Goodwill Amity

Goodwill Amity harnesses the power of work to address the most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges today: we’re a path to income security for individuals and their families; we’re a catalyst for strong and healthy neighbourhoods; we’re a benchmark for sustainability in the retail marketplace. In all these ways, Goodwill Amity is influencing positive, long-lasting transformational change.

Our mission is to change lives and strengthen communities through the power of work.

Learn more at Goodwill Amity

Retail:

Joelle's and Jeff's Guyshop

With a reputation for making premium denim shopping easy, Joelle’s has become a one stop shop for all your fashion needs – from casual to career to dressy!  Joelle’s also offers a well edited selection of shoes, accessories and maternity wear to complete the package.  With a great mix of price points, you are not likely to walk away empty handed.

Learn more at Joelle’s Clothing

Familia Fine Foods

We know that getting home after a full day and then rustling up a family dinner can be a difficult task. After all, we’re a family too, with two daughters of our own, so we feel your time-crunched pain. Sure, you could pick up the phone or hit-and-run a drive-thru, but we all know there’s nothing like a hot, wholesome meal made from scratch with tons of TLC to beautifully end the day. This is exactly why we started Familia Fine Foods. We take the stress out of meal times and put the “ahhh” back on the table.

Learn more at Familia Fine Foods

She's Got Leggz

In 2015 She’s Got Leggz began its operations at a dining room table over a couple glasses of wine and a desire to earn some extra income for kids sports and vacations. What started as a side hustle quickly outgrew the home space and is now operated out of our Head Office in Burlington, ON.

The She’s Got Leggz family of Customers and Stylists across Canada are helping bring the “leggings love” to every community around the world. We pride ourselves on having some of the softest leggings around – you just have to touch them to fall in love!

Learn more at She’s Got Leggz

Service, Business-To-Business:

Stratus Building Solutions
Stratus Building Solutions is the industry-leading franchise in green commercial cleaning. In an ever-increasing health and environmentally conscious consumer market, the demand for green cleaning services puts Stratus at the forefront of the competition. As a standard, Stratus franchisees use state-of-the-art cleaning equipment, sustainable processes and Green Seal Certified, biodegradable and non-toxic branded cleaning chemicals. With customizable cleaning options and competitive rates, Stratus Building Solutions franchisees provide services to a large range of clients, from schools, medical offices, shopping centres, warehouses, dealerships, religious centres, professional offices, daycares, retail stores, gyms and more. As an essential service, Stratus has been able to continue operating and in fact, acquired and spun off franchises during the pandemic. Diversity and inclusion are important at Stratus Building Solutions and 70 per cent of their franchisees are new immigrants to Canada. Businesses and organizations need cleaning services more than ever due to the pandemic which may be the new normal moving forward. Through training and support, their staff have elevated their cleaning protocols and disinfecting services to ensure that the Burlington community and Burlington businesses can enter safe workspaces.

Learn more at Stratus Building Solutions

Urban in Mind
Urban in Mind is a Boutique Urban Planning, Land Development and CPTED Consultant firm specializing in Urban Infill Intensification, Rural Residential and General Development projects. Our clients are typically developers, builders, renovators, retail businesses, real estate professionals, local neighbourhood associations, as well as local home owners, social clubs, and non-profit organizations. In addition we also assist municipalities with various development and policy assignments.

We work throughout Southern & Central Ontario, and offer a unique one-to-one customer service focused approach, where the clients’ needs are paramount. Why deal with larger more expensive planning firms that treat you like a number, as they concentrate on corporate big dollar clients? At Urban in Mind you will receive the customer-focused service you deserve, and at a price you can afford!

Learn more at Urban in Mind

Frederikse Law
At Frederikse Law, we work hard to understand out clients’ needs, establish trusting relationships, and provide cost-effective solutions. We have earned a reputation for thorough and honest legal advice. Simply put, our firm is knowledgeable, dedicated, and willing to put our clients’ interest first.

Learn more at Frederiske Law

Joe Apps Technology Support
Joe Apps is a small business which helps other small businesses. We are dedicated to offering our clients leading technology support at a cost your company can afford. By providing support to all devices connected to the online world, we suit the needs of both personal and business clients. We offer a variety of support methods such as on-site, in-shop, remote, or by phone/email. Whether it’s hardware or software, don’t go alone – Get a Joe today!

Learn more Joe Apps Technology Support

Service, Business-To-Consumer:

Burlington Denture clinic
At the Burlington Denture Clinic, making you smile is our business. For over a decade, we have been offering patients the highest standard of denture care, using only premium materials to create long lasting dentures that will keep you smiling long after you walk out our door. We provide a full range of denture products and services in the Burlington area. In addition to our welcoming office, our facility is also equipped with a state-of-the-art full service laboratory where we produce all of our materials on site. This way, we are able to take care of you and your denture needs from start to finish. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, making sure to offer quality denture care every step of the way

Learn more at Burlington Denture Clinic

No Excuse Boxing
What is it about boxing that keeps people coming back? How is it that a young amateur full of competitive fire and a fifty-year-old retiree can stand next to each other on the bags and both find endless challenge, motivation, and reward from the sweet science? We believe it’s because there’s so much more to boxing than throwing a punch.

Here, boxing is more than just sport and fitness—it’s a discipline. No matter who you are, young or old, fit or out of shape, boxing will bring the best out of you. It will reveal your strengths and weaknesses, both physical and mental.

Learn more at No Excuse Boxing

Waters Edge Salon and Spa
We pride ourselves in keeping current with industry trends and styles that will keep you looking and feeling fabulous! Waters Edge Salon and Spa is owned and operated by hairstylist, Liza Bouchard-Bain. Liza ensures each and every visit is as valued as your first.

Learn more at Waters Edge Salon and Spa

Service, Large:

Tip Tap Pay Micropayments
Tiptap is an NFC-enabled wireless receiver that allows for instant acceptance of any contactless payment or donation. Each unit functions as an autonomous POS system, enabling contactless transactions without additional equipment or complicated back-end technology. We know there’s a human behind every tap, so we’re focused on providing features and benefits that work for everyone.

Learn more at Tip Tap Pay Micropayments

RFB Construction

RFB Construction Inc. is a General Contractor with over 30 years experience providing Construction Management, General Contracting, and Building Maintenance for Commercial and Industrial projects. We strive to build long term relationships with our fellow team members, clients, and subcontractors based on trust, quality workmanship and performing above expectations.

Learn more at RFB Construction

Alexanian Carpet and Flooring
It’s the strength of the Alexanian team that facilitates our success and long tradition of service. Through the dedication of our staff we are able to deliver a level of peerless service to our customers. Today Alexanian’s offers a full range of flooring products including tile, hardwood, laminates, vinyl, cork, and even window covering – all to meet the decorating demands of our customers. Today the excellent service continues with a 3rd and 4th generation of Alexanian’s joining the team, along with the continued dedication of our committed staff. There are 19 Alexanian locations and web store ready to serve you.

Learn more at Alexanian Carpet and Flooring

2022 Business Excellence Awards Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact ashlee@ourforte.ca to become a sponsor and help recognize Business Excellence in our Burlington community.

Presenting Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
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Video Sponsor
Gift Bag Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
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