SAULT STE. MARIE — The Northern Ontario Business Awards (NOBA) is returning to Sault Ste. Marie this year, bringing together business leaders from across the north in order to hand out awards in 10 categories.
The awards, handed out by Sudbury.com's sister publication, Northern Ontario Business, take place Thursday, September 26 at Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre, with a networking reception at The Machine Shop scheduled for the night prior to the awards ceremony.
“Our goal is to recognize true northern visionaries who seize opportunities to create jobs and build wealth in the north,” said Northern Ontario Business Publisher Abbas Homayed. “It is the spirit of entrepreneurship that inspires us to host the Northern Ontario Business Awards in a different northern city each year.”
“It’s been five years since we celebrated in the Sault, and we’re thrilled to be back.”
The NOBA will also run in conjunction with the Northern Policy Institute’s third annual State of the North conference, which takes place Sept. 26.
Mayor Christian Provenzano, who will co-host the NOBA networking reception alongside Homayed, says the awards help bring business and civic leaders from across northern Ontario together under one roof.
“It’s really important that we do come together and celebrate our private sector and our businesses and our entrepreneurs who are growing our communities, and it’s also important that we come together as northern Ontario - and that we stick together,” he said.
The NOBA was originally launched in 1986.
“Our goal is to recognize true northern visionaries who seize opportunities to create jobs and build wealth in the north,” Homayed said. “It is the spirit of entrepreneurship that inspires us to host the Northern Ontario Business Awards in a different northern city each year.”
Tickets for the NOBA and networking reception can be reserved through the event's website.