Chamber of Commerce announces the 2023 Business Excellence Awards

By Staff

May 25th, 2023



Recognizing leadership and distinction within the community is one part of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce mandate.  One of the ways they do this is through their Business Excellence Awards which were awarded earlier this week when 400 attendees took part in an event to celebrate the finalists and winners of the 2023 event.

Randall Smallbone: Chair of the Chamber Board, appointed in June 2021. Chair of the Board of Directors of The Burlington Economic Development Corporation.

Randall Smallbone, Chair of the Board of Directors spoke for everyone when he said “We are delighted to be back at the Burlington Convention Centre this year! We took a different approach on the format last year and following the feedback from our members, the response was to bring the event back to its original format” everyone gathered in one place stated

Smallbone added that the Business Awards Task Force was faced with the challenge of bestowing nine Awards of Excellence. The Chamber named 24 local organizations as finalists in a variety of categories.

Award nominations were based on overall business excellence; the criteria included excellence in business leadership, community contributions, entrepreneurship, employee welfare, innovation and market growth.

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Business Excellence Award Winners were:

Retail & Wholesale Award: She’s Got Leggz inc.
Not-For-Profit Award: Burlington Soccer Club
Service, Small Award: Oakstone Wealth
Service, Large Award: Spectrum Airways
Food, Beverage & Tourism Award: Backed By Bees
Young Entrepreneur Award: Dale Gray – Creature Comforts HVAC Inc. Heritage Award: Burlington Public Library
Women Business Leaders Award: Nancy Romic – Shifra Homes Inc.
Employer of the Year Award: Ritestart Limited

The 2023 Mayor’s Award: The Pink Project

Burlington Economic Development Award for Excellence in Global Business: ABS Machining Inc.
Burlington Economic Development Award for Excellence in Innovation & Technology: Innovia GEO
Burlington Economic Development Award for Excellence in Retail Innovation: Stillwater Float Centre

Most of the award winners have web sites that tells part of their story.  The Gazette will do its best to interview as many of the award winners as possible.



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