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And the 2015 OBAA Finalists are…

It’s that time of year again! A time to focus on celebrating made-in-Ontario businesses whose integrity, hard work, innovation, entrepreneurship, and export excellence has caught the attention of business leaders across the province.

Hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), the OBAAs is a unique event that showcases some of the province’s most successful businesses and the positive impact they have had on Ontario’s economy.

Join us on the evening of November 25th in Toronto as we shine the spotlight on 17 extraordinary organizations and entrepreneurs that are redefining business excellence in Ontario. Reserve your seats today!

Congratulations to the following organizations for being named a finalist in their OBAA category:


Community Builder Award

Sponsored by: Desjardins Group

The Community Builder Award is awarded to a large business whose community investments have yielded the greatest social return on investment.

Finalists:
GoodLife Fitness
Skyline Group of Companies


Ontario Going Global, Small Business Award

Sponsored by: Government of Ontario

The Ontario Going Global, Small Business Award is awarded to a business that has implemented an export strategy that has positively affected its bottom line.

Finalists:
Swenco Limited
Valydate Inc.


Ontario Going Global, Medium Business Award

Sponsored by: Government of Ontario

The Ontario Going Global, Medium Business Award is awarded to a business that has implemented an export strategy that has positively affected its bottom line.

Finalists:
AFA Systems Ltd.
INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing


Ontario Leader in Accessible Employment

Sponsored by: Government of Ontario

The Ontario Leader in Accessible Employment is awarded to a business or organization that has created an accessible work environment, values the contribution of persons with disabilities, and promotes the development of an inclusive workplace culture for all.

Finalists:
Regional Municipality of York
SIGNS Restaurant Inc.


Service Excellence Award

The Service Excellence Award is awarded to a business whose dedication to customer service has led to business success.

Finalists:
Cognition LLP
Discount Car and Truck Rentals


Skills & Training Award

The Skills and Training Award is awarded to a business whose skills and training initiatives best harness the talent of its people, embrace diversity, and support employee success.

Finalists:
IPEX
The Exchange Lab


SME Excellence Award

Sponsored by: RBC Royal Bank

The SME Excellence Award is awarded to an SME that exemplifies forward thinking in all aspects of their business.

Finalists:
Cognition LLP
mobileLIVE Inc.


Sustainability Award

Sponsored by: Progressive Waste

The Sustainability Award is awarded to a business that has demonstrated that being a leader in sustainability makes good business sense.

Finalists:
1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Ltd.


Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by: Colleges Ontario

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is awarded to a young Ontario entrepreneur who has successfully built a unique and game-changing venture.

Finalists:
Nix Sensor Ltd.
Shred North & Archive Document Storage


Congratulations to all finalists! To date, over 500 small, medium and large enterprises from across all sectors have won an OBAA and belong to our Hall of Fame.

Check back throughout the fall to get to know this year’s success stories by reading our finalists’ profiles, posted weekly on the OCC blog leading up to the event.

About the Ontario Business Achievement Awards

OBAA LogoFor over 30 years, the OBAAs have acknowledged and celebrated Ontario’s business success stories. As one of the most sought after awards for business in Ontario, the OBAAs is a unique event that showcases some of the province’s most outstanding businesses and the positive impact they have had on Ontario’s economy.

This year’s gala will be held on November 25, 2015 from 5:00-9:30 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Reserve your tickets today and see who steals the spotlight this year!

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