19th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence Recipients
The award recipients of the 19th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) held March 27th at the Oakville Conference Centre were announced and recognized for their exemplary models of business excellence and community service.
The OABE is a program of the Rotary Club of Oakville West in partnership with the Oakville Chamber of Commerce recognizing local entrepreneurs and businesses for the invaluable contribution they make to the Oakville community. Funds that are raised from partners, supporters and ticket sales of this gala event will benefit Rotary youth programs.
Nine awards for business excellence in 2013 were presented to Oakville’s outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs. The award recipients are:
Oakville’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Melissa Richardson, Totem Bags
(from left to right) Melissa Richardson, Totem Bags with Diamond Partner Pat Madden, Vice President, Business Development of KPMG
Oakville’s Small Business of the Year Award
Eastside Auto Service Limited
(from left to right) Glenn Colling, Eastside Auto Service Limited with Platinum Partner Sarah Adams, Vice President, Commercial Financial Services of RBC
Oakville’s Large Business of the Year Award
Euro-Line Appliances Inc.
(from left to right) Doug Eglington, Euro-Line Appliances Inc. with Diamond Partner Lena Demarco, Regional Director Community Affairs of Bell Canada
Oakville’s Professional Service Provider of the Year Award
Bronte Natural Health Care
(from left to right) Darlene Gustin, Bronte Natural Health Care with Diamond Partner Tanya Leedale, Partner, of O’Connor McLeod Hanna LLP
Oakville’s Restaurateur of the Year Award
Boston Pizza Dorval Dr., Oakville
(from left to right) John Wannamaker & Donna Corrigan, Boston Pizza Dorval Dr., Oakville with Diamond Partner Roberto Ficzere of Edge Hospitality
Genworth Community Builder of the Year Award
Courage Distributing Inc.
(from left to right) Diamond Partner Stuart Levings, Chief Operating Officer, Genworth Canada, Todd Courage & Cheryl Singleton of Courage Distributing Inc.
Oakville’s Business Icon Award
Tim Hortons Inc.
(from left to right) Susan Sheppard, President, Rotary Club of Oakville West, David Clanachan, Chief Operating Officer of Tim Hortons Inc, John Sawyer, President, Oakville Chamber of Commerce