The Innovation and Technology Business Award was designed to recognize a Mississauga based business that is making great strides in development and growth through the creation or use of unique methods, products, services, or technologies. They have quantifiable growth within a new or prevailing market.

The Recipient of the Business Person of the Year award is an individual that has demonstrated leadership and business acumen. They can be a Manager, CEO or CEO equivalent or have an entrepreneurial spirit, with a commitment to the community at large.

The Environmental and Sustainability Award recognizes a large or small Mississauga based business that has made or is working toward an environmental achievement. They have made a significant long-term commitment to the environment and their corporate social responsibility exceed normal practices. They are leaders, innovators and their achievements will have a broader community impact.

Emerging Leader or New Business of the Year Award honours a new business or an up-and-coming professional that is achieving outstanding business performance in a short period of time.

The Employer of the Year Award will be presented to a Mississauga business that has made a commitment to foster employee engagement, promotes work life balance, embraces diversity, and generally offers an exceptional workplace for their employees.

The International Trade award honours existing Mississauga businesses and organizations for their dedication in pursuing and penetrating global markets and providing diversification, revenues, and jobs within the Mississauga economy.

The Large Business of the Year Award is presented to a Mississauga based business that has 50+ employees and has been in business for a minimum of 5 years. The winner of this category exemplifies consistent and exceptional achievement from an overall operating perspective (product, marketing, community involvement and employee relations).

The Not-for-Profit of the year award recognizes a registered Not-for-Profit or charitable organization that has committed themselves to the service of others within the Mississauga community and beyond. They are innovators and leaders that are providing programming and services for the betterment of the community and have made measurable strides in their operating and growth.

The Creative City Business Award recognizes outstanding Mississauga companies actively contributing to a more appealing creative identity who understands the human spirt and how it relates to their business culture that expands outside the building.

The Sam McCallion Community Involvement Award, named after notable community volunteer and husband to former Mayor Hazel McCallion, is presented to an individual or business based in Mississauga recognizing their outstanding dedication and achievement in volunteering within the community. They extend community support beyond their business or professional responsibilities.

The Small Business of the Year Award is presented to a Mississauga based business that has fewer than 50 employees and has been in business for a minimum of 5 years. The recipient of this award will go above and beyond in business and will be using innovative methods to market and build community relations.

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