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Event Management

Event Sponsorship

Julianne Joki
Executive Programs Division
705-673-5705 ext. 304



The Northern Ontario Business Awards (NOBA) is an initiative designed to celebrate and activate successful business throughout Northern Ontario by hosting an annual awards gala. The Awards gala has become a great northern tradition. As the North's largest gathering of business and opinion leaders, it provides the perfect occasion to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of those who create the opportunities that allow us to enjoy living and working in the North!

Award Categories:

  • Company of the Year (1-15)
  • Company of the Year (16-50)
  • Company of the Year (51+)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Entrepreneurial Community of the Year
  • First Nations Business Award of Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Judges' Choice
  • Export
  • Union Gas Essay Scholarship


We started producing the 40 under Forty Awards in 2006. These awards are designed to celebrate the rich array of talent in Sudbury. There is something very powerful and uplifting when we surround ourselves with individuals who have vision, ambition, empathy and the energy we need to move forward in today's global community. We need to say thank you to our young leaders who stayed in the North to build their futures, who came here to begin their futures, or who have moved back here to raise their families and contribute to the growth of this community.

Event Management

Northern Ontario Business (NOB) provides corporate event management services to businesses across Northern Ontario. Home to a talented and dedicated team of event managers, writers, graphic designers, marketing professionals and account managers, NOB's events division has a vested interest in the success of all clients. Priding itself on innovation and meticulous attention to detail, NOB has a great ability to provide unparalleled strategic logistical and organizational support with flawless results. Northern Ontario Business is widely considered the leading event management agency of the North.

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