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Girls Inc. 2019 Ajax Pickering Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards Best Not-for-Profit/Charity


The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade awarded Girls Inc. of Durham the 2019 Business Excellence Awards. This year’s celebration was particularly special, as it was the 25th anniversary of the awards and the Board of Trade is entering its 65th year.

The Business Excellence Awards were established in 1994 to recognize achievements and excellence in business performance, while the Business Person category was added in 2004. An independent panel of judges evaluates the nominees and all nominees are selected by their business peers.

More than 250 guests came together at Ajax Convention Centre on Thursday, October 24, 2019 for the awards, which recognize businesses for excellence, community support, leadership, and sustainability, as well as individual business achievements.

“Our 2019 nominees represent the best of our thriving business community,” said Christine Ashton, 2019 Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade President and a partner and lawyer for Wilson Vukelich LLP. “The Board of Trade is proud to be able to recognize the achievements of such an exceptional group and we applaud tonight’s winners. In recognition of our 25th Business Excellence Awards, the Board of Trade was also thrilled to look back at the history of the event and celebrate the growth of the community. We are proud of our history and the opportunities that lie ahead for our local businesses.”

The 2019 recipients for: