The 2016 Business Excellence Awards were presented at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala on April 6 to the delight of the nearly 500 business people in attendance.
Marty Staz, Incoming Chair of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, was proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Business Excellence Awards. This year’s winners are:
Service Industry Award (Large): ABL Employment
Service Industry Award (Medium): OKD Marketing
Service Industry Award (Small): Danyliw & Mann CPAs
Retail / Wholesale Award: Burlington Orthotic Centre
Manufacturer Award: Anaergia Inc.
Not-for-Profit: Food for Life
Young Entrepreneur Award: Eric Rodgers – Direct Access Digital
There was also a surprise announcement of the Heritage Award, which was presented to Laurel Steel.
These eight Burlington businesses demonstrate excellence in business leadership, community contributions, entrepreneurship, environmental practices, employee welfare, innovation and growth.
The Chamber's Business Awards Task Force is meticulous in its criteria and selection process. Through this process they sometimes find that in some categories there are no nominated companies that meet the highest standards required for an award resulting in no award in that category. This speaks not only to the integrity of the process, but to the high calibre of the finalists and the winning companies.
Other award winners who were honoured at the Gala include:
- Mayor’s Sustainable Green Business Award: IKEA
- Mayor’s Community Service Award Business: MTE Consultants
- Burlington Tourism Ambassador Award: Kelly Arnott, VR Pro
Last Year's Business Excellence Awards Winners
Service Industry Award (Large)
Jan Kelley Marketing
Service Industry Award (Small)
Broadcast Services International Inc.
Retail / Wholesale Award (Small)
The Cover Guy
Retail / Wholesale Award (Medium)
Kelly’s Bake Shoppe
Retail / Wholesale Award (Large)
Canadian Tire – Burlington Mall
Employer of the Year
Gelderman Landscape Services