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​Hamilton/Halton 1Awards

Enter the 1Awards for your chance to win and share in $150,000 in cash and industry leading expertise. 

At FirstOntario, we believe you have to be close to a community to really understand the businesses here. 

We established the 1Awards competition to nurture the businesses in our community and help them grow faster. Winners share in $25,000 in cash and $125,000 in top-level, in-kind services from leading experts in business planning, finance, legal, advertising and marketing.

Enter your Hamilton, Burlington or Oakville business by March 31, 2019. With the support of the 1Awards, your business will be ready to take a big leap forward.

Enter now for your chance to win!

Hamilton/Halton 1Awards submissions close on Sunday, March 31


The winners for the 2018 Hamilton/Halton 1Awards competition are determined, dedicated and they mean business! 

Congratulations to everyone for setting the bar so high and for being committed to our Hamilton and Halton communities. 

Caliber Communications is a technology-based security company that operates on less than 60 watts of power. Humble Bee Inc. specializes in urban beekeeping, honey production and breeding. The Burnt Tongue stirs up some of the best soup you’ve ever tasted and White Elephant showcases Canadian-made women’s fashion. These unique businesses all shared their stories of success, their ideas for the future and a genuine love for what they do. 

Caliber Communications, Humble Bee Inc., The Burnt Tongue, and White Elephant


The success of the Hamilton/Halton 1Awards would not be possible without our community partners. Thanks to all of you who continue to give your support both in your time and through your services.

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