Building on the overwhelming success of the 2020 virtual gala and honouring the tradition of celebrating business excellence, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce has combined the 2020 Distinguished Entrepreneur Dinner with this year’s Business Excellence Awards to bring you one special evening of inspiration on June 24, 2021, at 6:30 pm.

Join us as we honour Distinguished Entrepreneur, Kenna Danyliw, President/CEO, Founding Partner, Danyliw & Mann Professional Corporation, and her accomplishments in her industry alongside many organizations in Burlington that have embraced the pressures and uncertainty of the pandemic to meet the needs of their customers and the community during a very challenging year. Celebrate their achievements and show your support for the organizations that exceeded expectations and brought us all together to strengthen and redefine our sense of community and shared connection.

What’s Included with Your Ticket?

This year we have included tiered ticket pricing to accommodate a variety of experiences and pricing options for those who wish to join us for an evening of inspiration. Gala meals, gift boxes and viewing information can be found below. 

Please click here to purchase tickets.

With Virtual Performances By

Sarah McLachlan

The Barenaked Ladies

Chamber Member Caterers

Blend Catering

Food Preparation (various options): needs to be reheated (instructions included) 

Dietary Restrictions: can accommodate

Pick up Timing: 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Pick up Location: 811 King St E, Hamilton, L8M 1B1

Delivery Options: Available to VIP ticket holders, pick up for General Admission ticket holders (within a 50 km radius)

Starter

French Onion Puff Pastry Tart with an Organic Green’s Salad of Pickled Pink Onion, Crumbled Feta, Cucumber and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds in an Apricot and Dijon Vinaigrette

Main

Pan Seared Chicken Breast on a Summer Corn Succotash with Crispy Smashed New Potatoes and a Green Goddess Aioli

Vegetarian Substitute for Main

Crispy Panko and Sesame Crusted Smoky Fried Tofu

FOSL Catering

Food Preparation: needs to be reheated (instructions included)
Dietary Restrictions:
can accommodate
Pick up Timing:
12:00 – 6:00 pm
Pick up Location:
LaSalle Banquet Centre, 50 North Shore Blvd E., Burlington, ON, L7T 4JB
Delivery Options:
available to VIP ticket holders, pick up for General Admission ticket holders (within a 50 km radius)

Starter

Mediterranean Salad with Couscous, Arugula, Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper, Cucumber, Shaved Onion, Garbanzo Beans, Lemon-Herb 7 Feta Vinaigrette

Main

Free Range Chicken with Canadian Goat Cheese & Apricot Stuffing, Toasted Garlic, Basil Jus with Fingerling Potatoes/Heirloom Carrots/French Beans on the side

Vegetarian Option

KACHUMBER SALAD | Cucumber
VEGETARIAN BIRYANI | served with Raita | Papadum

2021 Burlington Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Congratulations to this year’s finalists! While the list of finalists is public, the winners will be announced at the 2021 Business Excellence Awards on June 24.

Kenna Danyliw, 2020 Distinguished Entrepreneur

Kenna is the President / CEO and founding partner of Danyliw & Mann, a boutique firm that specializes in providing business management, tax and accounting services to the music industry.  The business started 15 years ago in the spare bedroom of her family’s home while she had two young daughters, a stepson and one very supportive husband.  

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Danyliw & Mann has grown out of that bedroom and into one of the leading Canadian firms in the industry and represents several Juno and Grammy award-winning or nominated artists across Canada, the United States and beyond.  Kenna is a CPA, CA who started her career with Coopers & Lybrand and also worked with Laidlaw and Pricewaterhouse Coopers before founding Danyliw & Mann. Kenna and her family are Burlington residents who have lived in the community for 20 years.  Kenna is the Treasurer on the Sarah McLachlan Foundation board, is the former Vice-Chair of the Art Gallery of Burlington Board of Directors, is a new member of the Hamilton Community Foundation’s Women4Change group, is a member of the JR Digs Acoustic Christmas organizing committee, volunteers services for The Avril Lavigne Foundation and was on the board of the Southern Ontario Chamber Music Institute and Planned Parenthood Hamilton.

Aslan Technologies

Website: aslantech.ca/

Burlington Food Bank
Burlington Sound of Music Festival
Dare To Be Youth Charity

Website: www.dtby.ca

Fast Stitch
Food for Life
Hunter Amenities
Joseph Tassoni
Joe Apps Technology

Website: joeapps.ca

Stratus Building Solutions
Supreme Cheerleading Inc.
Wellington Square Friday Night Community
W.H Kingsmill Ltd

2021 Burlington Partner Awards

Mayor's Community Service Awards
Mayor’s Community Service | For Profit

Mayor’s Community Service | Not for Profit

Burlington Economic Development Awards
Burlington Economic Development – Excellence in Global Business Award

Burlington Economic Development – Excellence in Innovation and Technology – Small

Burlington Economic Development – Excellence in Innovation and Technology – Large

2021 Business Excellence Awards Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact ashlee@ourforte.ca to become a sponsor and help recognize Business Excellence in our Burlington community.

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