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Nominations are now closed for the 2018 Business Excellence Award and the Mayor's Community Service Awards. The deadline for award nominastions is October 2, 2017.

Business Excellence Awards
The Burlington Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards recognize overall success and excellence in local area businesses.  Awards are given in several categoires including: manufacturer, retail/wholesale, service industry, not-for-profit, employer of the year and young entrepreneur.

Mayor's Community Service Awards
Nominees will be considered on the basis of criteria that show how they contribute to the Burlington quality of life, making Burlington a better place in which to live and work.  Two Community Service awards will be considered: the first to a for-profit business and the second to a not-for-profit organization providing charitable works or services in Burlington. One Sustainable Green Business Award will be considered.

The 2017 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 at podiumMarty 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:

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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

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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

Carpenter Hospice

Young Entrepreneur Award
Erin Dunham

Employer of the Year
Gelderman Landscape Services