MBT Annual Business Excellence Gala celebrates local business leaders

The Markham Board of Trade held its 26th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on Nov. 10, where recipients were recognized for their contributions in various categories.


This year’s award recipients are: Accessibility: RBC Royal Bank – Birchmount & Enterprise; Business Employer of Excellence: Bento Nouveau Limited; Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment: BDO Canada LLP; The Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership Award: Times Group Corporation; Entrepreneurship: Icon Digital Productions; Global Business Excellence: Redline Communications; High Quality & Service:  Saint Elizabeth; and Innovation: Everlink Payment Services Inc.


Danny Fantini, owner of F.D.M. Contracting Co. Ltd., was named The Anthony Roman Award recipient. This honour recognizes a community leader who has been successful in building their own business, has helped other companies succeed, has created local employment and has taken a very active part in contributing to the community through charitable and humanitarian efforts.


“Over the past 26 years, the Markham Board of Trade has honored more than 300 businesses and individuals with awards of excellence. The 2016 recipients join an elite group of companies that have made Markham the location of choice for established and growing businesses in the G.T.A.,” said Richard Cunningham, Markham Board of Trade’s President & CEO. “Congratulations to this year’s Awards recipients and all of the finalists, and thank you to the Business Excellence Awards Committee for their time and dedication in reviewing a record breaking number of nominations received for this year’s Awards program.”


The Business Excellence Awards are Markham’s annual celebration of entrepreneurial spirit, success, and business ingenuity. Nominations were open earlier this year to any business located in the City of Markham.


This year’s event was held at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa. Each year’s gala features a new theme; this year’s was “007 – James Bond”, where guests were immersed into the world of the featured films.


Photos of the awards event are posted on Markham Board of Trade’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MarkhamBoard.



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