The Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce sincerely thanks all sponsors, guests and volunteers for their continued support and generosity in making the 17th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala an incredible success!
Congratulations to all the award recipients:
Large Business of the Year: Rapid Precision Machining & Gearing Ltd.
Small Business of the Year: Tornado Electric Ltd.
Executive of the Year: Marko Visic
Entrepreneur of the Year: Christopher Grubisa
Professional of the Year: Dr. Anton Skaro
Community Achievement Award: Ivo Capin
Friend of the Croatian-Canadian Community: Borys Wrzesnewskyj
Scholarship and bursary awards were presented to Brian Bursic, Elena Grbac, Nicholas Grubic, Viktorija Burcul, Julia Gradiski, Emma Sara Juracic and Anastasia Turalija.
Following the award presentations, Croatian-Canadian fashion legend, Tanya Golesic (President America’s) of Jimmy Choo, engaged in an interview with Ivan and Iva Grbesic. We are very proud to see others succeed and welcomed the opportunity to learn from Tanya’s experiences and success.
We were also pleased to welcome Katharine Anderson Groethe, (joining us from Minnesota, USA) representing Korta Katarina Winery, located in Orebic, Croatia, as a special guest and hear about the Korta Katarina story/investment/experience in Croatia.
Truly a great opportunity for the over 600 guests in attendance to hear from two established, successful and leading business women.
Grupa Volta provided entertainment for the evening which was kicked off with the national anthems performed by Mia and Tina Milicevic and capped off with excellent service from the Burlington Convention Centre and outstanding audio visuals by JD Shows.
A special thank you to Courtyard by Marriott Burlington for hosting a cocktail reception with Tanya and Katharine!
The Chamber gratefully acknowledges the following 2019 SPONSORS:
Platinum Sponsor CIBC
Event Sponsors Baka Gallery Cafe, Bell, MNP LLP, Stikeman Elliot LLP
Printing Sponsor Merrill Corporation Canada
Keynote Sponsor Firm Capital Corporation
Cocktail Sponsor Korta Katarina Winery
Award Sponsors Budds’ BMW Hamilton, JDIMI Consulting Navacord, King East Dental, Kubra, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Tourism Sponsor Air Transat
Student Table Sponsors Alpeza General Contracting Inc., Tom Cooney (Assante Wealth Management), G.S. Die & Design Inc., Masters Insurance, The Odan/Detech Group Inc.
Alpeza General Contracting Inc.
A.S. Security & Surveillance
Akadami Holdings Ltd.
Altech Securtriy Systems
Ashley Oaks Homes Inc.
Burlington Convention Centre
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Burlington
Drywall Acoustic Lathing & Insulation Local Union 675
Grguric Architects Inc.
I.T. Mission Inc.
JITSU Mfg. Inc.
Lika Sports Inc.
M & D General Contracting Ltd.
Michelle and Ivan Orsanic
Modern Age Plastics Inc.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing
NBM Engineering Inc.
Valerie and Daniel Marinovic
Winzen Homes Limited
Student Ticket Sponsors Joe Grubic (Trade-Logix (Consulting)), Lilian Alilovic, Mississauga Croatia SC