President's Message

In 1987, the Northern Ontario Business Awards were created to celebrate the people who create wealth in Northern Ontario. It seemed outrageous at the time given the vastness of our land, the distance between our communities and our general lack of enthusiasm for celebrating our achievements.

For 30 years, we have travelled each year to a different Northern Ontario city to honour the best among us. We have applauded more than 240 companies and individuals.

It has been a collaborative success. Each city has welcomed us warmly; sponsors have made it possible year after year for us to carry on and most importantly the business people of Northern Ontario have voted with their feet by supporting our events.

We are no longer shy about our incredible achievements. Many of our Northern communities have launched their own award programs to celebrate their successful business leaders.

We hope you will make time to join us this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Northern Ontario Business Awards and applaud the best among us in Northern Ontario on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Caruso Club in Sudbury.

Thank you for your support over the years and we look forward to seeing you. For more information about the 2016 Northern Ontario Business Awards, please contact event co-ordinator Corissa Miles at 705.673-5705, ext. 304.


Michael Atkins

Michael Atkins