1Awards win­ners to be re­vealed at break­fast gala on May 17

The Hamilton Spectator - - BUSINESS -

Nine lo­cal en­trepreneurs are fi­nal­ists in FirstOn­tario Credit Union’s sixth an­nual small busi­ness com­pe­ti­tion.

The win­ners of the 1Awards, who will share $150,000 in cash and in-kind ser­vices, will be an­nounced at a break­fast gala at Car­men’s Ban­quet Cen­tre, 1520 Stone Church Rd. E., on May 17.

The awards of­fer a chance to help Hamilton and Hal­ton en­trepreneurs grow and ex­pand.

Since they were es­tab­lished, FirstOn­tario and 1Awards part­ners have in­vested more than $800,000 in the lo­cal small busi­ness land­scape.

Guest speak­ers at this year’s event in­clude Mayor Fred Eisen­berger, IBM Canada’s in­no­va­tion leader Jim Ma­ga­hey and Cake and Loaf Bak­ery’s Josie Rud­der­ham.

Tick­ets to the event can be pur­chased at bruha.com/event/864.

Cake and Loaf Bak­ery’s Josie Rud­der­ham

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