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2009 Outstanding Business Achievement Award finalists announced
February 4, 2010

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce congratulates the finalists for the 2009 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards. Except where highlighted below, the recipients will be announced at the OBAA "British Invasion" Gala ceremony on Wednesday March 31, 2010, at Michelangelo's Banquet Centre.

SMALL BUSINESS (up to 50 employees):

  • Carluke Orchards
  • PipeFlo Contracting Corp.
  • Wentworth Metal Recycling

LARGE BUSINESS (more than 50 employees):

  • Kelowna Flightcraft Ltd.
  • Stryker Canada

IRONMAN (sustained performance over a period of minimum 15 years):

  • Hellingman Communications
  • Johnston Motor Sales Co. Limited
  • LCM Associates, Management Consultants

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR (up to age 35):

  • Ryan Barichello (LinxSmart Inc.)
  • Tim Battaglia (Activ8 Wellness Studio)


  • Atria Networks LP
  • Factor (e)


  • Cadbury Adams Canada Inc. (recipient)

SOCIAL ENTERPRIZES (for "Not-For-Profit" organizations):

  • Good Shepherd (Hamilton)
  • Wesley Urban Ministries
  • YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington

CENTURY (serving Hamilton continuously for 100 years or more):

  • Ross & McBride LLP (recipient)

Tickets to the event are available for $900 a table (of 10) or $90 each. They are available from Patricia Dieryck at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce: or 905- 522-1151 ext. 237. Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. and dinner is at 6:00 p.m. Other Event Details, and on line registration for Hamilton Chamber members, available at: