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And the 2016 OBAA winners are…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time to celebrate outstanding Ontario businesses! The Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA) recognize achievements in innovation, entrepreneurship, integrity and the hard work of the businesses built in our own backyard.

This annual event, hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), provides an opportunity to shine a light on business success in the province. Over the past 34 years, the OBAA’s have become the most recognized industry gala that recognizes business excellence in Ontario.

On November 29th, we recognized 18 outstanding Ontario businesses. See below for a full list of winners and finalists!


Community Builder Award

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

WINNER:

Cogeco Connexion

Runner up:

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.

WINNER:

Media Sonar Technologies

Runner up:

Signifi Solutions 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.

WINNER: 

INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing

Runner up:

Armatec Survivability Corporation


Ontario Leaders 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.

WINNER: 

Hillside Haven Retirement Residence

Runner up:

YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford


Service Excellence Award 

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

WINNER: 

Shaw Centre

Runner up:

Libro Credit Union


Skills & Training Award 

Sponsored by: Meridian Credit Union 

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.

WINNER:

Siemens Canada Limited

Runner up:

ARI


SME Excellence Award

Sponsored by: RBC

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

WINNER:

Legend Boats

Runner up:

NetAccess Systems Inc.


Sustainability Award 

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

WINNER: 

Bruce Power

Runner up:

Skyline Group of Companies


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.

WINNER: 

CHAR Technologies

Runner up:

5Crowd Inc.


Congratulations to all finalists!

To date over 500 businesses from across all sectors have won an OBAA.


The 2016 OBAA event took place on Tuesday, November 29th at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre.


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