Media Advisory - Ontario's best in business and export excellence

    TORONTO, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - The best in Ontario business and export will
share the stage for the first time at the twenty-fifth annual Ontario Business
Achievement Awards (OBAA) gala as a result of a partnership between the
Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Economic Development and

                     Ontario Business Achievement Awards
                       Metro Toronto Convention Centre
                              Constitution Hall
                               October 23, 2007
                             6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

    In a presentation of the province's premier export recognition program,
the Ontario Global Traders Awards, and the Ontario Business Achievement
Awards, 14 businesses will be recognized in the following categories:

    -   Business Excellence awards
        - Desjardins Award for Large Business
        - American Express Award for Small Business
    -   Corporate Governance Award, sponsored by the Institute of Chartered
        Accountants of Ontario
    -   Innovation Technology Award
    -   Skills Development Award
    -   Accessibility Award
    -   OGTA Innovation Award - Export Growth, sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
    -   OGTA Market Expansion Award (Product or Service), sponsored by Export
        Development Canada

    Ontario's Finance Minister, the Hon. Greg Sorbara will provide the
keynote address.

    Winners operate in communities across the province including:
Ajax-Pickering, Barrie, Guelph, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Peterborough,
St Catharines, Sarnia, Sudbury, Toronto and Windsor.
    To arrange for onsite interviews, contact Amy Terrill at (416) 605-8205.

For further information:

For further information: Amy Terrill, (416) 482-5222, ext. 241,

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