OnBoard Winter 2016 - page 24

ON
BOARD WINTER 2016
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Feature
2015
Business Excellence Awards
Winners: Powerline Plus Ltd., Giselle Matin,
Executive Vice President, Legal
Presenter: Georgette Zinaty, Executive Director,
Development and Alumni Relations, University
of Toronto Scarborough
Winners:  INKAS Group of Companies
Presenter: Douglas Goold, Vice President,
Policy, Public Affairs and Communications,
Toronto Region Board of Trade
Winner: Greg Taylor and Cam Heaps,
Co-founders Steam Whistle Brewing
TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE
2016 Business Leader
of the Year Award
Cam Heaps and Greg Taylor, Co-
Founders, Steam Whistle Brewing
These two entrepreneurs’ story of
‘Three Fired Guys’ who had a vision to
successfully run one of Toronto’s best
managed companies is an inspiration
to our region’s business community.
SteamWhistle’s combined value
proposition and dynamic marketing,
along with its unique culture, has
delivered tremendous results and
secured Cam and Greg as our
2016 Business Leaders of the Year.
Employer of the Year
Powerline Plus Ltd.
Besides providing customers with
quality, innovative services, this
privately owned infrastructure services
company is a forward-thinking firm that
strives to provide its 300+ employees
with a great work environment by
prioritizing health and safety and
promoting a spirit of entrepreneurialism.
Powerline was previously recognized
as one of the 50 Best Small and
Medium Employers in Canada.
Global Reach
INKAS Group of Companies
INKAS provides diverse safety and
security solutions, from armoured
vehicle and vault manufacturing, to
secure merchant payments systems,
to environmental clean-up and reme-
diation services around the world. The
company has successfully expanded
its international presence and profit-
ability through impressive year-over-
year growth in global exports.
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Each year, the Toronto Region Board of Trade proudly celebrates the region’s entrepreneurial spirit by
honouring the contributions made by small and medium sized businesses to our local economy and community.
This year’s finalists were selected by a volunteer panel of expert judges from more than 150 applications.
Winners were announced at a sold-out gala event on November 4 at Toronto Region Board of Trade.
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