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Awards


Company of the Year (1-15 Employees)

A company with a fixed physical presence in Northern Ontario for a minimum of three years, which is extensively engaged in business activities in the region.

Company of the Year (16-50 Employees)

Same as above.

Company of the Year (51+ Employees)

Same as above.

Entrepreneur of the Year

A person who has founded or purchased a Northern Ontario-based business.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

A person, 40 years old or younger on the date of the awards ceremony, who has founded or purchased a Northern Ontario-based business.

Entrepreneurial Community of the Year

Non-profit or charitable groups, government agencies and institutions, which collaborate by sharing human and/or capital resources to create conditions which affect economic growth or development in Northern Ontario

First Nations Business Award of Excellence

A status First Nations person(s) operating or managing a business on or off Reserve.

Innovation

A person or company who employs new or experimental technology or techniques resulting in the development of new products, services, internal processes or significant improvement to existing products, services or processes.

Export

A company with a vision to grow international sales as part of their business strategy and has shown notable growth in overall business as a direct result of export activities outside of Canada.

Judges Choice

This award is presented annually to a nominee chosen by the panel of judges from the total number of nominees located in the host city area. All 2020 NOBA nominations from the host city’s region, regardless of category, will automatically qualify for the Judges’ Choice Award.