Hamilton Chamber Announces Finalists for Annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

March 16, 2022 – HAMILTON, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the following businesses have been selected as finalists for the annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards (OBAA), presented by RBC Royal Bank.

The OBAAs nominees are ranked on criteria including entrepreneurship and innovation, employee relations, promotion of Hamilton outside the area, excellence in community relations, and evidence of alignment with their mission statement.

“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 Marie Nash, Interim CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. “After two difficult years, we are looking forward to coming back together to recognize their significant contributions to the vibrancy and prosperity of Hamilton.”

The awards of each category will be handed out at an in-person gala on May 11, 2022 at 6:00 pm at Carmen’s Banquet Centre. Tickets are now available and can be purchased on the Chamber’s website.

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.

The Nominees for the 38th Annual OBAA are:

Large Business: Profit-centred private business organization with 50+ employees

  • Cogeco
  • WalterFedy Hamilton

Mid-Sized Business: Profit-centred private business organization with 10-50 employees

  • Berkeley North
  • The Cleaning House Ltd.

Small Business: Profit-centred private business organization with 1-10 employees

  • Soups From Me To You
  • Freedom Studios the Creative Arts Centre Inc.
  • Mr. Ben’s Music


  • Arts for All (Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts)
  • Brott Music Festival
  • Habitat for Humanity Hamilton

Accessibility: Creating an accessible work environment and more inclusive community

  • YWCA Hamilton – Putman Family YWCA

YEP: Entrepreneur Under 40

  • Monarch Tea Co
  • Acorn Counselling
  • Miller Box Co.

Century: 100+ Years in Business

  • CN Rail
  • REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington

The Chamber is also pleased to announce the winning recipient of the 2021 Hamilton Citizen of the Year is Blair McKeil.


Cassandra D’Ambrosio
Manager of Marketing & Communications