1Awards Trophy in Spotlight

Hamilton/Halton/Brant 1Awards

Helping small businesses steer forward

And then there were four!

Congratulations to four fine finalists who walked away as this year’s 1Awards winners. It was a tough call after 10 dedicated and talented business owners delivered top notch pitches to the panel, sharing their current state of business and what they hope to accomplish in the future.

Cheers to Hamilton’s Bikeable Inc. (Dundurn Market), Mind Your Bees and Monarch Tea Co. They join Brantford’s Cara & Co. Silicone Supply and they share more than $130,000 in cash and professional in-kind services thanks to additional support from our partners. 

Cara & Co. Silicone Supply

Photo by The Hamilton Spectator

Bikeable Inc. (Dundurn Market)

Photo by The Hamilton Spectator

Mind Your Bees

Photo by The Hamilton Spectator

The Monarch Tea Co.

Photo by The Hamilton Spectator

Many thanks to everyone who was a part of this year’s 1Awards competition – everyone who applied, our fantastic community partners for all of their support and all of the super-talented finalists who continue to make a positive impact on our communities.

We can't wait until next year!

Congratulations to everyone on another great year!

If you have any questions, please send an email to 1Awards@FirstOntario.com.

Our Partners

Agro Zaffiro LLP
Giant Shoe Creative Agency
The Hamilton Spectator
Mohawk College
The Thornton Group

Additional Sponsors

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce Brantford
Oavkille Chamber of Commerce
Global Payments