Outstanding Business Achievement Awards – Sold Out!

We’re excited to announce the nominees for this year’s Outstanding Business Achievement Awards!


Small/Mid-Size/Large Business of the Year: These awards will be presented to a profit-centred private business organization whose achievements made an outstanding contribution to Hamilton
in 2015.

Small (1-10 employees)
Dr. Disc
Moonray Studios

Mid-Size (10-50 employees)
Historia Restoration
Net Access
Staybridge Suites

Large (50+ employees)
FirstOntario Credit Union
McKeil Marine
Steeped Tea

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: This award will be presented to a young entrepreneur(s) age 35 and under who owns and operates his/her business in Hamilton.

180 Drums
Pipeline Studios
R. Devine Skin Care

Not-For-Profit: This award will be presented to a not-for-profit organization that operates in Hamilton. The organization must have been in business for a minimum of three years.

Cancer Assistance Program
Hamilton Children’s Choir


The 2015 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards will also honour local businesses with the Accessibility Award and Century Award.

Accessibility Award
This award will be presented to the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford for creating an accessible work environment, valuing the contribution of persons with disabilities, and promoting the development of an inclusive workplace culture for all.

Century Award – two recipients
This award will be presented to Hillfield Strathallan College and G.S. Dunn for their community contributions spanning more than 100 years.

“Each year, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to celebrate the best in business in this community, and these nominees are certainly well-deserving of that distinction,” said Hamilton Chamber president and CEO, Keanin Loomis. “It’s important to recognize their significant contributions to the vibrancy and prosperity of Hamilton and, in the process, inspire others to excellence.”

The Chamber would like to thank sponsors that support this initiative: Bell Canada, BMO Bank of Montreal, City of Hamilton Economic Development, Cogeco Connexion, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers Ltd., FOCUS Management, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), and Taylor Leibow.

We also acknowledge the individuals who took the time to formally nominate candidate organizations.


Media Contact
Julia Jarusauskas, Communications and Event Coordinator
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
j.jarusauskas@hamiltonchamber.ca | 905-522-1151 x 227

Cancellation policy: 48 hours written notice

Date and Time

Mar 8, 2016, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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1520 Stone Church Road East
L8W 3P9

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