October 26, 2012

TORONTO: Last night (October 24th 2012), 500 of Ontario's business and civic leaders celebrated the 30th Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA), featuring the Ontario Global Traders Awards (OGTA).

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Government of Ontario have partnered with the Global Trader Awards since 2007. The Innovation-Exports Award is sponsored by NRT Technologies and the Government of Ontario and honours companies that have expanded exports and created jobs by developing and/or improving world leading products.

Rapp Optical, the high-end optical retailer, won gold in this award category. MIS Electronics, an electronic engineering enterprise, won silver in the Innovation-Exports category. MetalCraft Marine, designer and manufacturer of workboats, won bronze.

"This is the sixth year Ontario has partnered with the Chamber to present the Ontario Global Traders Awards,? said Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Brad Duguid. ?We are proud to recognize and celebrate outstanding companies that are creating jobs, exploring new markets and driving Ontario?s economic future."

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is proud to honour companies like Rapp Optical, MIS Electronics and MetalCraft Marine, who are helping Ontario emerge stronger. To learn more about the event, visit obaa.ca .

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