An annual event celebrating members of the Toronto Region business community who have demonstrated exceptional growth, leadership and innovation. A great way to gain recognition in the community and increase you and your organization’s credibility.
Winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony held on November 9, 2016.
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Hall of Fame
Where are they now?
See inspiring stories of business excellence from past winners.
In all of the award categories, the company must have fewer than 500 employees and less than $100 million in annual revenue.
Presented to a company that demonstrates a long-term orientation reflecting its genuine desire to build diverse, inclusive and balanced communities, and to develop and nurture sustainable growth, either within its own business/organization or in the broader community. This company truly is making a difference in their community and has taken positive action to invest in their community and social responsibility is an integral part of the business’ success
Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year
Recognizes a new or established entrepreneur who has seen a business venture from concept straight through to profitable operation whose business has seen rapid, innovation-driven growth, achieved by disrupting the status quo to spark and influence industry transformation
Employer of the Year
Presented to a business that demonstrates strategic leadership and effective frontline management by establishing, maintaining and leveraging exceptional workplace culture and whose skills and training initiatives best harness the talent of its people.
Recognizes a company with an exciting and viable trade business that is contributing to the Canadian economy by generating export-driven revenue and creating or supporting jobs here at home.
Local Economic Impact
Presented to a business that has had a significant impact on the Toronto region’s economy.
Awarded to a dynamic company that has provided a technology solution, which showcases innovation and creativity in a new or unique way.
Recognizes an emerging young professional under the age of 40 who is an outstanding leader in their field (includes all sectors, industries and company-sizes) and who is shaping our region’s future.
Congratulations to the 2016 Business Leader of the Year
President and CEO, Paramount Fine Foods
Mohamad Fakih is currently the President and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, one of the fastest growing Middle Eastern Chains. He is heavily involved in
the community, and plans to be part of the global community as his expansion plans are now international.
Mr. Fakih employs over 800 people of all different background and origins, and is an inspiring leader and entrepreneur. He is an inspiration and a strong
leader in the business world and a leader in the communities in which all his businesses operate.
In all his restaurants Mr. Fakih offers a 50% discount for all EMS workers to show them appreciation for serving our communities. He is involved with organizations like Cops for Cancer, Canadian Cancer Society, Make A Wish Foundation, Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, along with many others. He leads by example, his employees look up to him, and the community respects him.
Mr. Fakih has become a role model, with young entrepreneurs approaching him for advice and younger generation asking him about his success story; “how did you do it?” has become a common question. He is always happy to speak to anyone who approaches him and his contact information is available for all to be able to reach him.
His vision is for all the communities to come together to embrace being Canadian and to join together in Making Canada a better place for everyone. Mr. Fakih’s journey will continue to provide more Canadians with jobs, give back to the community, and encourage and inspire immigrants to reach for and achieve success, and to be part of the larger community working for a better Canada.
Mr. Fakih is a strategic leader who employs his skills and expertise into expanding the brand to pioneer the halal market globally. Mr. Fakih believes this can only be achieved by sharing his vision, knowledge and expertise with his management team and franchisees.
Inspirational stories from these award recipients help broaden our appreciation for the infinite possibilities in business on both a regional and global scale. See where they are now and how they have taken their business to the next Level.
Congratulations to the past winners who have now entered our Business Excellence Awards Hall of Fame: