Past Recipients – 2018

24th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence Recipients

The award recipients of the 24th 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.

Ten awards for business excellence in 2018 were presented to Oakville’s outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs. The award recipients are:

RBC Royal Bank Large Business of the Year
Encore Market Engagement
Photo: Ken Pickthall and Brian Vanstone (Encore Market Engagement) with Award Presenter Peter Choma (RBC Royal Bank)


Bell Mid-size Business of the Year
BestLifeRewarded Innovations Inc.
Photo: Cynthia Hastings-James and Susanne Cookson (BestLifeRewarded Innovations Inc.) with Award Presenter Lena Demarco (Bell)


Henderson Partners LLP Small Business of the Year 
Sounds Good AVS Solutions
Photo: Robert May and Nikki Lord (Sounds Good AVS Solutions) with Award Presenter Christie Henderson (Henderson Partners LLP)


The Morris Mercanti Service Industry Award 
The Oakville Academy For The Arts
Photo: Heidi Schofield (The Oakville Academy for the Arts) with Award Presenter Lynn Mercanti


KPMG Young Professional or Entrepreneur of the Year 
Blake Wyatt of Wyatt Development Group
Photo: Blake Wyatt with Award Presenter Carlos Alvarez (KPMG)


Genworth Community Builder Award 
Oakville Soccer Club
Photo: Dave Harris (Oakville Soccer Club) with Award Presenter Kiki Sauriol-Roode (Genworth)


CN Charity/Not-For-Profit Excellence Award 
The May Court Club of Oakville
Photo: Donna Samuels (The May Court of Oakville) with Award Presenter Daniel Salvatore (CN)


Oakville Hydro Conservation Leadership Award 
Mauser Packaging Solutions
Photo: Shubi Bhattacharya, Wojciech Tymczak and Karen Anderson (Mauser Packaging Solutions) with Award Presenter Rob Lister (Oakville Hydro)


Professional Services Provider of the Year 
MNP LLP (Cornwall Road location)
Photo: Matt MacDonald (MNP LLP) with Award presenter Tanya Leedale (O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP)


Oakville’s Business Icon Award
Geotab Inc.
Photo: Neil Cawse (Geotab Inc.) with Award Presenter Michael Lablanc (FCT)