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 OABEs recognize local business achievements

Now in its 18th year, the Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) are dedicated to recognizing exemplary models of excellence and community service by Oakville’s businesses.

On behalf of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Oakville West (RCOW), we commend all the nominees for this year’s Oakville Awards for Business Excellence on the dedication and hard work, which led to their nomination.

What an outstanding achievement.

As business people and entrepreneurs, we want to be able to focus our efforts on creating value, creating jobs and building something meaningful — we often risk our livelihoods and our life savings doing so.

These awards recognize local businesses for the invaluable contribution they make to the community’s economic development, unique character and outstanding quality of life.

Being recognized by one’s peers, either through an OABE nomination or award, is a thank you for the hard work and risk nominees have incurred. As ambassadors for business in Oakville, nominees and award recipients provide guidance and inspiration to new and seasoned businesses as well as young, aspiring entrepreneurs. They help foster the spirit of adventure and enterprise, risk and reward for young people and so it is fitting the proceeds from the OABE help support Rotary youth programs.

One of the challenges facing Oakville is building a sustainable economy that can support more jobs locally, thereby reducing the number of daily commuters and contributing to a healthy, sustainable community.

Oakville residents spend more time commuting than residents in other communities across Ontario. Sixty-three per cent of Oakville residents commute compared to the provincial average of 35 per cent.

This is valuable time local residents must spend away from their families. Oakville businesses contribute to the local tax base, support local arts, recreation and charities.

Please come out and join the community in celebration. OABE culminates in a gala dinner and award ceremony. This year’s dinner event for the awards will be held Wednesday, March 27 at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre.

Just remember, the chamber is here to foster and facilitate a healthy, engaged and sustainable business environment and economy in Oakville.

For more information contact:
Susan Sheppard, Media Relations
Oakville Awards for Business Excellence
905-825-5133 or 416-524-9668