Congratulations to our 2019 Business Achievement Award Winners
The Vaughan business community came together to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards. We honoured the 14 different businesses and individuals who shined brightest in our city.

Emcee, James Cunningham, comedian & host of Eat Street TV, had the crowd of over 700 attendees laughing throughout the evening.

The first award, the 2019 Philanthropic Business Person of the Year, was presented by Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua to Mr. Giovanni "Papa John" De Gasperis , Founder of TACC Group of Companies. Giovanni accepted the award with his family members standing by his side. Also in attendance, in support of Giovanni, was former Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion.

"In life, you can achieve great things without being loud, you can achieve great things by being quiet, by being caring, by being compassionate, by being a true person who lives the real self.

It is with a great deal of honour and humility that I announce that the winner of this prestigious award in our city, is Carlo's and Silvio's and Michael's dad, he's Anna's husband. He's our community's teacher, he is a gentleman who has given to our hospital, who has given to Yellow Brick House, who has given to the food bank, who has given to Villa Columbo - this is only a partial list.

But what he has given to us that is more important than all of those things, is an incredible presence in our community, that is a constant reminder of how to live a purposeful life." - Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua

Giovanni received a standing ovation from the crowd.

Congratulations to all of the 2019 nominees and award recipients!
And the 2019 award winners are...
PHILANTHROPIC BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

Mr. Giovanni De Gasperis,
TACC Group of Companies

Sponsored by
City of Vaughan
SMALL BUSINESS

Skinprovement Medi Spa & Laser Clinic

Sponsored by
City of Vaughan, VBEC
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR UNDER 40

Irini Mikhael,
Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre Inc.

Sponsored by
Bell Canada
CONSUMER RETAIL

Brando’s

Sponsored by
Scotiabank
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES & PRODUCT

Clearway Construction Inc. 

Sponsored by
Business Development Bank of Canada
ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP

Combined Metal Industries

Sponsored by
Alectra 
HEALTH & WELLNESS

FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services 

Sponsored by
YMCA of Greater Toronto 
MANUFACTURING

Artistic Skylight Domes Limited

Sponsored by
CIBC
NON-PROFIT / CHARITY

DANI-Developing And Nurturing Independence 

Sponsored by
Fazzari & Partners LLP
HOSPITALITY

Canada’s Wonderland 

Sponsored by
Dave & Buster's Vaughan
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Hummingbird Lawyers LLP

Sponsored by
RBC Royal Bank
WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION

Numage Trading Inc. 

Sponsored by
Royal LePage
Your Community Realty
BUILDERS, DEVELOPERS & GENERAL CONTRACTORS

TACC Developments Inc. 

Sponsored by
Miller Thomson LLP
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Crystal Fountains Inc.

Sponsored by
PwC Canada
View the full photo album from the 2019 Business Achievement Awards:
Thank you to our sponsors!
Our genuine gratitude goes out to our presenting sponsor - TD Commercial Banking, Entertainment Sponsor - Deloitte Private, and all of our valued BAA sponsors. Without your commitment, belief and support, none of this would be possible.