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Event Management

Event Sponsorship

Carlie Quail
Event Coordinator
Executive Programs Division
705-673-5705 ext. 362
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


Over the past 18 years, Influential Women of Northern Ontario (IW) has profiled and honoured incredible women who have contributed to economic wealth and growth of the northern region. 14 women, seven from Northeastern Ontario and seven from Northwestern Ontario are honoured at two celebratory gala dinners and an 'Young Influential Women Scholarship' is awarded to one Grade 12 student from Northern Ontario. 

The Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards are presented to women in Northern Ontario who are either entrepreneurs, up and coming leaders or established leaders in executive positions within one of the seven categories: 

  • Executive of the Year Award 
  • Entrepreneur of the Year 
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year 
  • Tradeswoman of the Year 
  • Aboriginal Leadership 
  • Business of the Year 
  • Influential Community Trailblazer 


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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