Past Recipients – 2013

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 Medium Business of the Year Award
Personal Service Coffee Corp.
(from left to right) Dr. Simon Pong, Rotary Club of Oakville West and Michael Chapelle Sr. of Personal Service Coffee Corp

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

Oakville Hydro Conservation Leadership Award
Xerox Canada
(from left to right) Rob Lister, President and CEO of Oakville Hydro and Terry Missana of Xerox Canada

Congratulations once again to the nine award recipients and all the 2013 nominees. Your dedication and hard work support the outstanding quality of life we all enjoy in Oakville.