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In this issue - March 2012 





 Call for Submissions - April issue of mbot magazine


Interested in contributing an article for the June issue of mbot magazine?
Theme: Hospitality, Tourism, Restaurants
Deadline to submit: Monday, April 2, 2012


For more information, please contact Jordan Cumberland at Click here to view the 2012 Editorial Calendar.


2012 Business Awards of Excellence - Nominations Now Open!


Has your business, or an organization you've worked with, flourished over the past year? Are you a long-standing and successful business person in Mississauga? Celebrate business success by submitting a nomination for one of Mississauga Board of Trade's 2012 Business Awards of Excellence.


These awards honour the efforts of successful Mississauga businesses and individuals whose achievements have made important contributions to the social and economic well-being of Mississauga and its citizens.

Past winners include: The Community Foundation of Mississauga, UCIT Online, triOS College, Holcim Canada Inc., Monte Carlo Inn, Napoca Restaurant, Antonio's Hair Zone, Globeways Canada Inc., Loyalty One and Nealanders International.


Award Categories: 

Clean & Green

Technology & Innovation

Small Business of the Year

Large Business of the Year

New Business of the Year

Business Person of the Year

Employer of the Year

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Non-Profit Organization of the Year

Sam McCallion Small Business Community Involvement Award


The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 13, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
Please click here to view the website.


Any business in Mississauga may submit a nomination for a client, partner, supplier or itself. Nominees will be judged according to their ability to successfully meet the criteria for each individual award.


The awards will be presented at a formal ceremony on November 8 at the International Centre. Award information is available on the Mississauga Board of Trade website, including downloadable nomination forms for all award categories. 

There are sponsorship opportunities as well - for additional information please contact Brynna Williams at (905) 273 6151 ext. 32 or


Up next..

Growth & Power Breakfast Series  
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ Glenerin Inn & the Spa
Featuring Tim Ray, Owner of


Power Up Your Productivity Potential
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ Pearson Convention Center
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ Centre for Health & Safety Innovation


Mississauga Business Xchange (MBX)
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ Swiss Chalet - Financial Drive


MBOT 30 Second Challenge - Drop in to Film!
Tuesday, March 26, 2012 @ MBOT Office - 10 - 12 p.m.


2012 Chair's Gala - East Coast

Thursday, April 6, 2012 @ International Centre

Early Bird Pricing: $200 per ticket - Ends March 22, 2012!


Good Morning Mississauga (GMM) - April
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ Mississauga Convention Centre (MCC)


Business Learning - Marketing Your Business
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ Centre for Health & Safety Innovation


New Member Orientation
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ MBOT Office


Please click here to register for the events listed above.

For more information, please call (905) 273 6151.

Pay More at the Door!


Please note that there has been a change to the pricing
for most of our networking events.

Members and non-members are encouraged to pre-register and
pre-pay online at before each event. If you do not pre-pay, an 
additional $5 will be added to the total price, at the event registration table.





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Member-to-Member Discounts (M2M's)

Membership Directory 


Affinity Programs & Savings 

Document Certification

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Advance Fleet GPS Services
Lianne Krane
(905) 875-8722
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)


Manulife Securities
Sharon Shelswell
(905) 896-9060
Financial Planning and Services

Allstream Mississauga
Laurence Lasond
(905) 896-6386

Kevin Beaudry
(416) 254-6099

Allstream Toronto
Olga Kudjerski
(416) 345-2000

Robert Hutchings
(905) 828-6550

Butler Inspection Group Inc.
Vijay Singh
(905) 677-3935
Industrial Equipment and Supplies

Ontario March of Dimes
Kim Herrlitz
(905) 607-3463
Non-profit Organization

Capilia By Truly You
Caroline Ruggiero
(905) 821-1092
Health and Wellness

Peterson's IT Consulting
David Peterson
(416) 400-7779
IT Consultants

Jean Francois
(416) 203-1220
Translators and Interpreters

Platinum Health Benefits Solutions
Ameer Mustapha
(905) 602-0404

D V T Group
Ken Malone
(905) 238-1777

PSI Employer Services Inc.
Patricia Schneiders
(905) 869-3731
Financial Planning and Services

Discovering You: A Map For Your Business Goals
Christene Cronin
(647) 530-7172
Business Consultants

SafeStor Records Management
Anna Balla
(905) 892-0010
Records Management

Evans Engineered Plastics
Murray Evans
(905) 565-6300

Stagevision Inc.
Stewart Hadden
(905) 890-8200

Fairway Divorce Solutions
Mary Krauel
(905) 267-2175

Studio uA3
John Kucera
(647) 891-6889

Flex Recruiting Solutions Inc.
Lorne Bailen
(905) 564-9033
Employment Agencies

Turtle Jacks Clarkson
Adam Stanko
(905) 822-1998

FOCUS Management
Stephen Parrott
(905) 509-7071
Management Consultants

Turtle Jacks Meadowvale
Dave Morrow
(905) 812-8005

Nancy Galer
(905) 422-1744
Business Consultants

Vikram Gulati CGA
Vikram Gulati
(905) 672-9972
Accountants - Certified General

Hy-Power Coatings Limited
Alan Twynam
(905) 790-8577
Building Contractors, Painters and Maintenance


Mandeep Dhindsa
(905) 813-9961
Transport Service


LiveSafeLi - Canadian Red Cross First Aid Training Partner
James Li
(416) 671-8616
Health and Safety - Occupational



Power up your Productivity Potential 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Pearson Convention Center

2638 Steeles Avenue East

Brampton, ON L6T 4L7


Friday, March 23, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Centre for Health & Safety Innovation

5110 Creekbank Road

Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1


MBOT Member, RIC Centre, in partnership with MBOT and BBOT, are hosting training workshops for increasing productivity through digital technology.  


Register online by clicking here.
To view the flyer, please click here.
Creation Zone
Have Your Lifestyle Match Your Dreams

Saturday, March 24, 2012 

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The Ontario Bar Association

20 Toronto Street

(Yonge St. and King St.)

Toronto, ON M5C 2B8


Theme: Beating Procrastination

*Make your passions/dreams become a reality or take it to the next level 

*Local successes will share how they made it


Register for your complimentary ticket at

Juvenile Arthritis Night at Boston Pizza
March 26, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Boston Pizza Square One
35 Square One Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 0E2
Join MBOT members, The Arthritis Society and Boston Pizza Square One on March 26 to learn more about Juvenile Arthritis and how you can help! For more information, please contact Lorna Catrambone, Community Engagement Manager at The Arthritis Society, at (905) 455 6273 ext. 221.
Boston Pizza will donate 15% of proceeds from sales from the evening to The Arthritis Society in support of the 1 in 1000 Canadian children living with arthritis pain.

Earth Hour 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Join the movement!
Turn off your lights for one hour and take action against climate change.


The City of Mississauga is committed to Earth Hour - Count yourself in!
Visit for more information.  

Seniors - Take Control of your Quality of Life
Thursday, April 12, 2012
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
or 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Palisades on the Glen Retirement Community
1665 The Collegeway
Mississauga, ON, L5L 0A9
FREE information session. Light refreshements provided.
RSVP by Thursday, April 5, 2012 - Space is limited.

You will learn:
- Options for Health & Long-Term Care
- Where to start
- Financial Tools to help you make the right choices
- How to safely care for loved ones in their own home
- and much more!

Call Palisades on the Glen at (905) 820 8210 or e-mail
Southern Ontario Process and Automation Show 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mississauga Convention Centre

75 Derry Road West

Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3


Over 70 exhibitors will be on hand to help solve manufacturing issues. The exhibitors are world class experts in improving production efficiencies, reducing plant downtime, while maintaining personnel and environmental safety within your plant.


Be sure to check out MBOT's booth at the Process and Automation Show!


This event is FREE to attend - all visitors should register in advance. To register, please click here. To view the event invitation, please click here. For Exhibitor inquiries call Rob Sommerville or Andy Rowe at (905)770 8077 or email or

Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Living Arts Centre Mississauga

4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8


  Event Details

The 2011 Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference was designed to provide entrepreneurs, whether budding or experienced, with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear from practiced and successful entrepreneurs on tips and opportunities and learn what it takes to become successful and stay thriving.

Our May 7th, 2011 event was our premiere conference featuring Robert Herjavec of Dragons' Den and was a resounding success with 1,000+ attendees and close to 20 exhibitors including RIM (Research in Motion), CMA (Certified Management Accountants), Mississauga Board of Trade and more.
We are excited to announce the launch of our 2012 Conference which will feature presentations from industry professionals, a large tradeshow component and a keynote presented by Mark Breslin, Founder of Yuk Yuk's.





 Presentations by:  

- Kurt Rosentreter, CA, CFP, CLU, TEP,FMA, CIMA, FCSI, CIM

- Jason Stangroom, President, Revenue First Group

- Marc Belaiche CA, President,

- Peter Weinstein, MBA, CA, IFA, CBV


Exhibit Space Open | Networking Opportunity
For information on how to become an exhibitor, please


To view full list of speakers, bio's and agenda, please click here.



Admission to Trade Show ONLY: FREE
General Admission - MBOT Member: $50 Plus HST
(Early Bird - until April 30, 2012)
General Admission - Non-Member: $75 Plus HST
(Early Bird - until April 30, 2012)
General Admission - Member: $75 Plus HST
(After April 30, 2012)
General Admission - Non-Member: $99 Plus HST
(After April 30, 2012)
To register, please contact Brynna Williams at
For online registration, please click here.