Brampton, ON, May 7, 2021 - The Brampton Board of Trade's Business Excellence Awards brought together business leaders to recognize the achievements and contributions of outstanding businesses and business people in Brampton last night.

This year, over 150 business leaders from across the region, joined co-hosts Michelle McCollum and Daniel Lewis virtually, in an evening of celebration and entertainment.
The night kicked off with music, a virtual mocktail tutorial, interactive graffiiti wall and DJ lessons from 2020 Recipients Math thru Music. The main event honoured recipients in 12 categories. Award recipients have demonstrated success, innovation and passion in their respective fields, distinguishing themselves and their businesses for excellence during this business year. This year's impressive slate of nominees included both small and large businesses and multinational corporations.
"Brampton is 'poised for greatness' and with an unprecedented list of nominees, this year's gala celebrated Brampton businesses who are propelling Brampton forward as one of the most innovative cities in the country," says Todd Letts, CEO of the Brampton Board of Trade. "Many of our nominees are pushing boundaries and redefining their respective industries."
Of the 86 nominations, The Brampton Board of Trade was delighted to present awards to the following businesses and individuals:

Advanced Manufacturing
International Trade & Investment
Arts & Culture
Business Services
Community Impact for Profit
Community Impact Not for Profit
Food & Beverage
Healthy Workplace
Life Sciences
Chairs Award
Zochem ULC
Almag Aluminum Inc
Hop In Microtransit Technologies Inc
Razor Creative Solutions Inc.
Clorox Company of Canada
Regeneration Outreach Community
Social Eats Media
Sheridan College
William Osler Health System
The Scented L'air
Heather Strati
This year's Business Person of the Year recipient was awarded to Vito Ciciretto, CEO and President of Dynacare Canada. Mr. Ciciretto is a passionate change agent who specializes in building diverse, high-performing leadership teams that focus on results. Since the beginning of his career, he has brought a relentless commitment to customer satisfaction and a drive for continuous improvement to his positions, while serving as a compassionate, decisive and inspiring business leader.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Ciciretto has stepped up to support not only the City of Brampton, but also communities public health systems and employees all across Canada. While Dynacare laboratory teams worked diligently to validate and implement COVID-19 specimen testing at several lab locations – beginning with their main lab here in Brampton – Dynacare courier teams transported COVID-19 specimens in communities across Canada as customer care and operations teams in Manitoba reported negative results on behalf of public health. Additionally, while the pandemic understandably led many businesses to reduce expenses and postpone projects, Mr. Ciciretto served as an inspiring example of decisive leadership in pushing forward with innovative solutions, key investments and important programs.

Congratulations once again to all our Award Recipients!

Todd Letts, CEO

About The Brampton Board of Trade
Serving the community for over 130 years, Brampton Board of Trade is the go-to organization where businesses of all sectors, convene, collaborate and create solutions to boost regional economic prosperity. We provide solutions to the toughest problems that businesses face every day including overcoming barriers to growth, attracting and retaining talent and making the right connections. Board of Trade members advocate for business success and community prosperity, employing more than 45,000 in Brampton.
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