So who won this year’s Northern Ontario Business Awards? Find out
by: Sudbury.com Staff
Timmins played host to the 31st annual Northern Ontario Business Awards (NOBA) on Sept. 28.
Awards were handed out in 10 categories: Company of the Year (1 to 15 employees, 16 to 50 employees and 51+ employees), Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneurial Community, First Nations Business Award of Excellence, Innovation, Export and Judges’ Choice.
A $3,000 Union Gas Essay Scholarship was also awarded to a student pursuing post-secondary education.
The quality of the awards program is underwritten each year by a respected panel of judges from across Northern Ontario. They are asked to look at all aspects of business performance, from customer service and community involvement to human resource management and future planning.
The winners are as follows:
Company of the Year 1-15 Employees
Radical Gardens (Timmins)
Company of the Year 16-50 Employees
Ramakko’s Source for Adventure (Sudbury)
Company of the Year 51+ Employees
Entrepreneur of the Year
Walter Siggelkow (Dowling)
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Jeff Greco (Sault Ste. Marie)
Rudnicki Industrial Inc. (Thunder Bay)
First Nations Business Award of Excellence
Attawapiskat Enterprises (Attawapiskat/Timmins)
Entrepreneurial Community of the Year
Northern Ontario Mining Showcase Committee (Temiskaming Shores)
Judges’ Choice Award
The Bucket Shop (Timmins)