2018 Business Achievement Award Winners

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!


SMALL BUSINESS

WINNER: Montessori School of Kleinburg
Sponsored by City of Vaughan, VBEC


YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR UNDER 40

WINNER: Ashley Perri, Skinprovement Inc.
Sponsored by Bell Canada


CONSUMER RETAIL

WINNER: Aurum Window Cleaning & Property Care
Sponsored by Scotiabank


CONSTRUCTION SERVICES & PRODUCT

WINNER: TACC Construction Ltd.
Sponsored by Business Development Bank


ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP

WINNER: Clearway Construction Inc.
Sponsored by Alectra 


HEALTH & WELLNESS

WINNER: Villa Colombo Vaughan
Sponsored by YMCA of Greater Toronto 


MANUFACTURING

WINNER: Roma Moulding
Sponsored by CIBC


NON-PROFIT / CHARITY

WINNER: Hats On For Awareness
Sponsored by Fazzari & Partners LLP


HOSPITALITY

WINNER: Element by Westin Vaughan Southwest
Sponsored by Dave & Buster’s Vaughan


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

WINNER: PICCO Engineering
Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank


WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION

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,
Vitanova Foundation
Sponsored by City of Vaughan


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