OABE AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
The award recipients of the 18th 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.
Nine awards for business excellence in 2012 were presented to Oakville’s outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs. The award recipients are:
Oakville’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Tal Dehtiar of Oliberte Limited
(Tal Dehtiar pictured right with Diamond Partner Mario Paron of KPMG)
Oakville’s Small Business of the Year
SOS First Aid
(Velma Ganassini of SOS First Aid (left) with Platinum Partner Sarah Adams of RBC Halton)
Oakville’s Large Business of the Year
Astound Group Inc.
(Dale Morgan of Astound Group Inc.)
Oakville’s Professional Services Provider of the Year
Oakville Endoscopy Centre Inc.
(Dr. Naveen Arya (left) and Dr. Douglas Bair (right) of Oakville Endoscopy Centre Inc. with
Diamond Partner Jarvis Sheridan of O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP)
Oakville’s Hospitality or Visitor Attraction of the Year
Glen Abbey Golf Club
(Werner Difilla (centre) and Allan Huibers (right) of Glen Abbey Golf Club with
Diamond Partner Roberto Ficzere of Edge Hospitality)
Oakville’s Community Builder of the Year
Dufferin Construction Company, A division of Holcim (Canada) Inc.
(Peter Gamble of Dufferin Construction Company with
Gold Partner Debbie McPherson of Genworth Canada)
Oakville’s Restaurateur of the Year
(David Bowker (left), Doug Greco (Centre) and Bob Lush (right) of Cucci Ristorante with Oakville Chamber Chair of the Board Julia Hanna)
Oakville’s Employee of the Year
Michelle Eglington of Euro Line Appliances
(Michelle Eglington of Euro Line Appliances with Gold Partner Rob Lister of Oakville Hydro)
Oakville’s Business Icon of the Year
Ford Motor Company of Canada
(Will Cowell (left), Dianne Craig (middle) and Bob Scott (right) of Ford Motor Company of Canada
with Silver Partner, Past Chair of The Rotary Club of Oakville West and Past Chair of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce Mary Cardamone (left) of Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
and Silver Partner and Chair of The Rotary Club of Oakville West, Duncan McLeod (centre) of Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
Congratulations once again to the nine award recipients and all the 2012 nominees. Your dedication and hard work support the outstanding quality of life we all enjoy in Oakville.