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Sudbury.com Staff


So who won this year’s Northern Ontario Business Awards? Find out

Ten outstanding business leaders receive awards

 by: Sudbury.com Staff


The best in business and innovation were recognized at the Northern Ontario Business Awards in Timmins on Sept. 28.

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 
Gin-Cor (Mattawa)        

Entrepreneur of the Year
Walter Siggelkow (Dowling)

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Jeff Greco (Sault Ste. Marie)

Innovation Award
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)

Export Award
Fuller Industrial (Sudbury)

Union Gas Essay Scholarship
Sarah Yeo (Thunder Bay) 

Next year, the 32nd annual Northern Ontario Business Awards will be held in North Bay. 

For more information on NOBA, contact Sharon Bowes, Marketing Manager, 705-698-2845. Toll free 1-800-757-2766 or email inquiries to sbowes@nob.on.ca.