TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - On October 24th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, big names in business will celebrate the success of companies across Ontario at the 30th annual Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA), featuring the Ontario Global Traders Awards.
OBAA will shine the spotlight on this province's greatest resource - people. Keynote speaker Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness and Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos, will speak to OBAA delegates about developing a strong company culture to attract and motivate young leaders and innovative thinkers.
To complete the evening, a red carpet runway, networking reception and 12 award presentations will showcase Ontario's entrepreneurial spirit at the most prestigious awards gala in Ontario.
The Ontario Business Achievement Awards showcase excellence in innovation, exports, market expansion and corporate governance while celebrating success in both small and large business sectors. Over 200 OBAAs have been handed out over the last three decades.
"The Ontario Business Achievement Awards shine a spotlight on innovative businesses across the province who are helping Ontario emerge stronger," said Allan O'Dette, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. "They celebrate companies that are doing things a little differently whether they are household brands or new start-ups. The entrepreneurial spirit is key to Ontario success."
The Ontario Business Achievement Awards is a must-attend networking event for businesses of all sizes in all sectors, for more information about this fall's highest profile awards ceremony, visit obaa.ca.
The Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and Desjardins are premier partners of the 30th Annual Ontario Business Achievement Awards.
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC): The OCC is a network of 160 local chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 60,000 businesses of all sizes, in all economic sectors and from every area of the province. Being recognized as the single, most influential and respected voice for business in Ontario, OCC's over-arching goal is to build a world renowned business environment that creates a more competitive Ontario.
Image with caption: "2011 Keynote Speaker: Donald Trump Jr. (CNW Group/Ontario Chamber of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121016_C7373_PHOTO_EN_19416.jpg
Image with caption: "2011 Hosts Rick Campanelli and Kim D'Eon from Entertainment Tonight Canada present an OBAA (CNW Group/Ontario Chamber of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121016_C7373_PHOTO_EN_19418.jpg
Image with caption: "2011 Host Rick Campanelli interviewing Donald Trump Jr. (CNW Group/Ontario Chamber of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121016_C7373_PHOTO_EN_19417.jpg
Audio with caption: "Interview with 2012 OBAA Keynote Speaker Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness and Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos". Audio available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2012/10/16/20121016_C7373_AUDIO_EN_19441.mp3
SOURCE: Ontario Chamber of Commerce
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For further information or to schedule a pre-event or onsite interview, contact:
Caitlin Copetti, Communications Associate
P: 416-482-5222, ext 2480
E: [email protected]