It was truly a celebration like no other as we announced the 13 Business Achievement Award recipients on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Despite a global pandemic, the Vaughan business community came together to support one another and recognize the significant accomplishments made throughout this past year.

“These are not easy times,” said event emcee Elvira Caria during the broadcast. “But this community has tenacity. We have perseverance. We WILL rise to the challenge that this pandemic has brought.”

“Together, as a community of businesses and consumers, we will get through this,” she said.

Although we pivoted from our usual in-person gala event, the Vaughan Chamber was humbled to see nearly 500 attendees join us virtually.

“There was a lot of discussion about how best to honour business excellence during a pandemic, and I think the fact that we had nearly 500 people watching from their homes or work is a testament to how we made the right choice,” said Brian Shifman, President and CEO of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce.

Our team at the Vaughan Chamber wants to send a heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, emcee, BAA Committee, Board of Directors, and all who attended & participated. At a time when we all need some positivity, we surely felt the magic in the air during the event and we hope you felt it, too.

Without further ado, we would like to present and congratulate the 2020 Business Achievement Award winners!

1st Award – Small Business

Sponsor: City of Vaughan, Economic & Cultural Development

Winner: The Woodbridge School of Dance Ltd.

2nd Award – Young Entrepreneur Under 40

Sponsor: Bell Canada

Winner: Robert Federici, Ciao Roma

3rd Award – Consumer Retail

Sponsor: Scotiabank

Winner: IHL

4th Award – Construction Services & Product

Sponsor: Local 675 & Local 27

Winner: TACC Construction Ltd.

5th Award – Health & Wellness

Sponsor: Alectra Utilities

Winner: Action First Aid Inc.

6th Award – Manufacturing

Sponsor: CIBC

Winner: Classic Touch Foods

7th Award – Non-Profit / Charity

Sponsor: Fazzari + Partners LLP

Winner: Yellow Brick House

8th Award – Hospitality

Sponsor: Royal LePage, Your Community Realty

Winner: Pizza Nova

9th Award – Professional Services

Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank

Winner: Fazzari + Partners LLP

10th Award – Wholesale Distribution

Sponsor: Mary Grace Tatangelo, The Mortgage Centre

Winner: C.I. Promotions

11th Award – Builders, Developers & General Contractors

Sponsor: Deloitte

Winner: Cortel Group

12th Award – Innovation & Technology

Sponsor: PwC Canada

Winner: DuROCK Alfacing International Limited

13th Award – Community Spirit

Sponsor: City of Vaughan

Winner: Peter Wixson

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