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Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade Celebrates 20 Years of Business Excellence

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from L to R:  Scott Blakey, VP Administration at Durham College, 2014 Business Persons of the Year Allan Arsenault of Pickering Town Centre, Shelly and Ashmeed Khan of Minuteman Press, APBOT President Paul Przybylo of Walker Head Lawyers.

from L to R: Scott Blakey, VP Administration at Durham College, 2014 Business Persons of the Year Allan Arsenault of Pickering Town Centre, Shelly and Ashmeed Khan of Minuteman Press, APBOT President Paul Przybylo of Walker Head Lawyers.

AJAX/PICKERING, October 9, 2014 – The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade marked 20 years of celebrating business excellence this week, with the announcement of its 2014 Business Excellence Awards recipients.

Just fewer than 200 guests were at the Ajax Convention Centre on Thursday, October 9 for the milestone anniversary of the awards, which recognize businesses for excellence, community support, leadership and sustainability as well as individual business achievements.

“The Board of Trade is proud to be able to recognize the achievements of such an exceptional field of nominees and we applaud tonight’s winners,” said 2014 Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade President Paul Przybylo of Walker Head Lawyers. “There are so many outstanding businesses and business people represented here, including many past BEA winners, and it is wonderful to celebrate members of our community who epitomize excellence.”

The 2014 recipients are:

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD (1-9 EMPLOYEES CATEGORY):  Cupcakes Canada

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD (10-49 EMPLOYEES CATEGORY):  Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre

SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION AWARD: EnviroDad.com

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD: Allan Arsenault of Pickering Town Centre and Ashmeed Khan of Minuteman Press (TIE)

The Business Excellence Awards were established in 1994 to recognize achievements and excellence in business performance, while the Business Person category was added in 2004. An independent panel of judges evaluates the nominees and all nominees are selected by their business peers.

In addition to our regular juried awards, the Mayors of Ajax and Pickering also presented two Emerging Entrepreneur awards. Jon Purdy of PIE, The Bear A Firkin Pub and AVS Wiring was the City of Pickering’s choice and the Town of Ajax chose to honour Robert J. Weese of B2B Sales Connections Inc.

View more event photos here.