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The Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAAs) is the most recognized industry gala in the province with a single focus on celebrating business success.
The OBAAs, which celebrate incredible innovations and achievements, is unique in its engagement of a broad range of industry sectors and sizes from across the province. We will be celebrating this year on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.
Host Alan Carter
This year we are thrilled that Alan Carter, Global News anchor, will host The Ontario Business Achievement Awards as we celebrate the incredible innovations and achievements of businesses from a broad range of industry sectors from across the province.
Lifetime Achievement Award
At this year’s OBAAs, we will be celebrating the inspiring accomplishments of Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser, the pioneers of Ontario’s wine renaissance through our very first Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Brock University.
The OBAAs will also feature a charity auction with proceeds going to Wounded Warriors to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Italian campaign and the sacrifices made by thousands of Ontarians. To donate items for auction please contact Brent Edwards, Senior Business Development Advisor.
2018 OBAA Finalists
BEYOND BORDERS, MEDIUM BUSINESS AWARD
Recognizes a medium-sized business (50-500 employees) that has implemented an export strategy that has positively affected its bottom line
CORPORATE CITIZEN AWARD
Recognizes a large business who has a sustained and long-term commitment to investing in the community in which it operates.
LiUNA BUILDER’S AWARD
Recognizes an outstanding CEO who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and contributions to the building industry in Ontario.
- Mauro Baldassarra
President, Starlane Home Corporation
- John M. Beck
Executive Chairman, Aecon Group Inc.
- Jim V. De Gasperis
President and Chief Executive Officer, The CONDRAIN GROUP
MITACS INNOVATION AWARD
Recognizes a business that uses work-integrated-learning to support talent and innovation in Ontario
ONTARIO LEADER IN ACCESSIBLE EMPLOYMENT AWARD
Sponsored by the Government of Ontario, recognizes a business that has created an accessible work environment. This organization values the contributions of persons with disabilities and promotes the development of an inclusive workplace culture for all.
SME BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD
Recognizes a small or medium enterprise that exemplifies forward-thinking in all aspects of their business.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recognizes a young Ontario entrepreneur who has successfully built a unique and game-changing venture.
This year we received over 350 nominations for the 2018 OBAAs. Thank you to all nominees and to everyone who took the time to nominate candidates in your community.
Check out our #OBAA2018 video with TLN Television and Mediaset Italia below!
TLN Television and Mediaset Italia partnered with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 Ontario Business Achievement Awards honouring 36 years of business excellence and innovation throughout the province. TLN Media Group host Antonio Giorgi spoke to this year’s recipients about their contributions to their respective industries and their impact on Ontario’s business framework.