The Vaughan Chamber: 2018 Business Achievement Awards
1. DR. FRANCA CARELLA, VITANOVA FOUNDATION: PHILANTHROPIC BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
A not-for-profit corporation inspired to service individuals suffering from substance abuse since 1987. Assisting 16,000 people through rehabilitation and recovery, they are driven by the motto to “help put lives back
2. TACC CONSTRUCTION: CONSTRUCTION SERVICES & PRODUCT
Their reputation for professionalism and diligence has made the company a leader in the industry. Founded in 1977, the company values honesty, hard work and commitment to excellence. It is made up of professionals at the top in their industry.
3. VILLA COLOMBO VAUGHAN: HEALTH & WELLNESS
Leading superior business excellence, social awareness and outstanding contributions to the Vaughan community. The crown jewel of its category, Villa Colombo is one of the most sought out long-term care homes in Ontario. The dedicated staff and volunteers work to provide new and innovative ways to improve the quality of care.
4. CLEARWAY CONSTRUCTION INC.: ENVIRONMENT LEADERSHIP
Continuously finding new ways to incorporate environmentally responsible and sustainable practices. The business is focused on its people, partnership and attitude — by improving its technologies, processes and skills development. Working toward a better future for the generations to come.
5. PICCO ENGINEERING: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
A proud team focused on great leadership and staff that continue to drive excellence. A 25-year Vaughan-based business that has globally expanded and is focused on leaving a lasting legacy.
6. MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF KLEINBURG: SMALL BUSINESS
Recognized for its continued passion, excellence and advancement of responsible business leadership and harmony within the Vaughan community. For 16 years, MSK’s academic focus has been on raising respectful, responsible and resourceful young citizens.
7. ASHLEY PERRI — SKINPROVEMENT INC.: YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR UNDER 40
Focused on training, professional development, cutting-edge treatments and best customer service practices — while giving back to the community with the ‘Brows for the Brave’ initiative. The business builds on drive, ambition, love and support from family and friends.
8. ANATOLIA TILE + STONE: WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION
Leading expert in logistic service that measures well beyond industry standards. Focused on design, quality and innovation. The sales and marketing design teams allow the group to stay at the forefront of the building and remodelling industry.
9. ROMA MOULDING: MANUFACTURING
Committed to growing the company’s culture, unwavering commitment to its people and its core values. The company is proud of the continued support received by the community of growing businesses.
10. AURUM WINDOW CLEANING & PROPERTY CARE: CONSUMER RETAIL
The company is dedicated to constant innovation and excellent customer service. Since 2008, it has committed to providing great services to the community of Vaughan. It is the largest window cleaning-company in the country, operating in 18 cities.
11. SORBARA GROUP OF COMPANIES: BUILDERS, DEVELOPERS & GENERAL CONTRACTORS
A pioneering force in Ontario’s real estate industry, operating commercial and industrial properties and managing residential rentals in the community for several decades. Committed to integrity, accountability and innovation and working in the Vaughan region for over 50 years, the company is proud of the legacy it has created.
12. THE HUB VAUGHAN: INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
Dedicated to providing the Vaughan community with a cutting-edge upper scale Modern Multispace, using all local businesses. The business focuses on creativity, family, hard work and delivering innovative solutions for the community.
13. ELEMENT BY WESTIN VAUGHAN SOUTHWEST: HOSPITALITY
The hotel stands proud of its team and is passionate about hospitality. Since 2013, the elite certified hotel operates with core values of loyalty, integrity, respect and family and is always willing to lend a helping hand.
14. HATS ON FOR AWARENESS: NON-PROFIT/CHARITY
A volunteer-led charity that has distributed more than $750,000 to further the reach of mental health programs and initiatives in the GTA. Founded in 2009, the charity is committed to breaking the silence and stigma surrounding those living with and affected by mental illness and addictions.
City Life would like to honourably mention the other finalists recognized at the 2018 Business Achievement Awards:
Arcadia Academy of Music, Arista Homes, Avron Distribution, Bailey Meta Products Ltd., Brain Power Enrichment Programs Ltd., Centric Investigation Services Inc., Copper Creek Golf Club, Creating Alternatives, Dependable Mechanical Systems Inc., Essential Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, Forest Contractors Ltd., Generation Homes Inc./Design Generation, H2 Flow Equipment Inc., Hank Daddy’s Barbecue, KPMG LLP, Mike & Mike’s Organics, Mister Safety Shoes, Pfaff Automotive Partners, Pitstop, Ratech Electronic Ltd., Royal Stone Landscaping & Design, Shining Through Centre, Succulent Chocolates & Sweets, The Centre For Health & Rehabilitation, Unique Store Fixtures Ltd., UniversalCare Canada Inc. and Vaughan Mills (Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.)
photos courtesy of Vaughan Chamber of Commerce