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March 29, 2023 – HAMILTON, ON: At a gala celebration at Carmen’s Banquet Centre on Wednesday, March 29, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s winning recipients of the annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards (OBAA), presented by RBC.
This year’s OBAAs honoured local businesses and organizations for their achievements, business growth, and overall impact on the community.
The Chamber is pleased to announce the following winners:
Hamilton Citizen of the Year Recipient: Carole MacVicar
Hamilton CEO of the Year Award: PJ Mercanti, CEO of Carmen’s Group
Century Award Recipients: Presented to both Canada Life and Sun Life for their contributions to the Hamilton community for over 100 years.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Award: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Not-for-Profit Organization Award: Shalem Mental Health Network
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Vanessa Green, Founder and Owner of Greenlight Content
Small Business of the Year Award (1-10 employees): Electric Diner
Mid-Sized Business of the Year Award (11-50 employees): Gala Bakery
Large Business of the Year Award (50+ employees): Oakridge Landscape Contractors Ltd.
“Each year, our Chamber is so excited and proud to host the OBAAs to celebrate business achievements, growth, excellence, and ultimately the entrepreneurial spirit that is flourishing in Hamilton,” said Greg Dunnett, President & CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. “Our OBAAs shine a light on the critical role businesses play in building and sustaining our local economy. Congratulations to this year’s winners for all that you have done to drive innovation, create jobs, and engage our community this past year.”
The Chamber would like to thank community partners for their support in this event: RBC as the presenting sponsor, as well as Bell, City of Hamilton, Cogeco, CN Rail, OLG, and Taylor Leibow.