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In this issue - April 2012 



Last date to submit a video for MBOT's 30 Second
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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 Mississauga Convention 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.. 

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

Speed Networking - April

 Monday, April 30, 2012 @ Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto- Mississauga

Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ Living Arts Centre

Growth & Breakfast Series - May
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ Glenerin Inn & the Spa

Politically Speaking Breakfast with the Honourable Tony Clement
Friday, May 18, 2012 @ Glenerin Inn & the Spa

Annual Golf Classic 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ Lionhead Golf & Country Club

To register for the events listed above, please click here.
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Bomet Recycling Inc.
Zhan Zhang
(519) 624-0633
Waste Management

Catherine Secord
(905) 828-2264
Interior Design & Space Planning

Boss Print & Creative Services Inc.
Paul Gray
(905) 238-2677
Graphic Design

KOMAND Contracting
Miroslav Gaspic
(905) 624-2454
Building Contractors, Painters and Maintenance

Bayshore Realty Inc., Brokerage
Donna Brooks
(905) 278-3700
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Representatives

Molly Zito
(905) 812-4434

Bayshore Realty Inc., Brokerage (Oakville)
Donna Brooks
(905) 849-3700
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Representatives

New Directions Aromatics Inc.
Alex Thomas
(905) 362-1915

Costco Wholesale
Angelo Iacobacci
(905) 568-4993
Warehouse Merchandise

Primerica Canada
Shereen Sabessar
(905) 817-1098
Financial Planning and Services

CVC Market Point Inc.
Kevin Estrella
(905) 848-7700
Investment Dealers

Bill Graham
(905) 824-1865
Home Improvements

Dalmao & Roman DPC
Linh Truong
(905) 624-8388

Barrett Prueter
(905) 283-1355
Information Services and Systems

Douglas Wiley Insurance and Financial Services
Doug Wiley
(905) 279-8848
Financial Planning and Services

UAE Exchange Canada Inc.
Ahsan Jamil
(905) 487-1383
Foreign Exchange Service

EC Video Productions
Ernie Cavallin
(647) 297-2863

Used Clothing Exports [Canada Fortune Group Inc.]
Mohammad Moledina
(905) 813-1344




Mississauga Seminar: Managing Risk in Export Markets
Thursday, April 26, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Delta Meadowvale
6750 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3
Are you a Canadian exporter? If doing business internationally is crucial to the success of your organization then this workshop is for you. Listen in as five specialists share a wide range of common risks and how to mitigate them while capitalizing on global
market opportunities.
Cost: Free, includes breakfast & lunch
Click here to: Register | View event flyer 
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

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.


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.


 *To view a video from Mark Breslin please click here.*


 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

*Only 7 Platinum Packages Left!*
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: $59 including HST
(Early Bird - until April 30, 2012)
General Admission - Non-Member: $79 including HST
(Early Bird - until April 30, 2012)
General Admission - Member: $79 including HST
(After April 30, 2012)
General Admission - Non-Member: $99 including HST
(After April 30, 2012)
To register, please contact Brynna Williams at
For online registration, please click here.






Bike 4 Betty 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Port Credit Memorial Park
20 Lakeshore Road East
Port Credit, Mississauga

  Get out your bikes, bring along your family and friends, and come out on Sunday, May 27 for the fifth annual Bike 4 Betty!


Beginning and ending at Port Credit Memorial Park in Mississauga, Bike 4 Betty has something for everyone! Choose from the leisurely 2k ride perfect for families with young children, or challenge yourself with the 100k route. In total, there are five distances to choose from: 2k, 15k, 30k, 75k or 100k!


Bike 4 Betty's goal is to raise $250,000 for cancer care services at Trillium Health Centre...and they need help to do it! Registration is FREE, and 100% of all pledges raised will support cancer care services at Trillium.


Register or donate today. Visit www.bike4betty.comor call (905) 848 7575.