When the business community comes together, great things happen.
On Thursday, May 3rd, we celebrated our 29th annual Business Achievement Awards, honouring the 14 different businesses that shine brightest in our community. Emcees, John Derringer from Q107 and Tony Monaco from Z103.5 kept the crowd, of close to 700 guests, energized throughout the evening and into the After Party.
Our final award, the 2018 Philanthropic Business Person of the Year, was presented to Dr. Franca Carella, Founder of The Vitanova Foundation. Franca took the stage and captivated the audience with her touching acceptance speech, which highlighted her accomplishments within the Foundation and the city of Vaughan.
Franca received a standing ovation and the crowd continued to stand during her entire speech, which concluded with these words:
“I promise you to be there every day. Even though my body may weaken, my mind is strong because I have a purpose, and for that purpose I am blessed.”
Congratulations to all of the nominees and to our 2018 winners!
WINNER: Montessori School of Kleinburg
Sponsored by City of Vaughan, VBEC
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR UNDER 40
WINNER: Ashley Perri, Skinprovement Inc.
Sponsored by Bell Canada
WINNER: Aurum Window Cleaning & Property Care
Sponsored by Scotiabank
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES & PRODUCT
WINNER: TACC Construction Ltd.
Sponsored by Business Development Bank
WINNER: Clearway Construction Inc.
Sponsored by Alectra
HEALTH & WELLNESS
WINNER: Villa Colombo Vaughan
Sponsored by YMCA of Greater Toronto
WINNER: Roma Moulding
Sponsored by CIBC
NON-PROFIT / CHARITY
WINNER: Hats On For Awareness
Sponsored by Fazzari & Partners LLP
WINNER: Element by Westin Vaughan Southwest
Sponsored by Dave & Buster’s Vaughan
WINNER: PICCO Engineering
Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
Anatolia Tile & Stone
Sponsored by National Brokers Insurance Services Inc.
BUILDERS, DEVELOPERS & GENERAL CONTRACTORS
WINNER: Sorbara Group of Companies
Sponsored by Miller Thomson LLP
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
WINNER: The HUB Vaughan
Sponsored by Quickcheck Canada
PHILANTHROPIC BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Dr. Franca Carella,
Sponsored by City of Vaughan