The Dufferin Board of Trade is pleased to announce that Jesse Tipping, President of Orangeville’s Athlete Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Business Excellence Awards taking place on October 15th at the Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites.

With a mission to provide exceptional, advanced and state of the art basketball development for high school athletes looking to make their passion for basketball a reality at the next level, the Athlete Institute is fast becoming an internationally recognized preparatory educational program that prepares post grad and high school athletes for competition at the post-secondary level.  Over the past few years the graduates of their program have been recruited by some of the top basketball colleges in the United States, including the recent recruitment of Jamal Murray by the highly acclaimed University of Kentucky Wildcats.

As keynote speaker, Mr. Tipping will speak to how the Athlete Institute has positioned itself in the highly competitive sports market, gaining international prominence, as well as discussing why Dufferin County is an ideal location for attracting both athletes and high calibre staff to support their programming needs.

The 2015 Business Excellence Awards will recognize some of the finest businesses and individuals who contribute to the overall well-being and economic climate of Dufferin County. MacMaster Buick GMC is pleased to present the nominees in each category. Winners will be announced at the gala dinner taking place on October 15th. Presented by the Dufferin Board of Trade, the awards will recognize excellence in the following categories:

  1. Global Reach
  2. Sustainability
  3. Under 30
  4. Dufferin Business Citizen of the
  5. Local Economic Impact
  6. Employer of the Year
  7. Small Business of the Year
  8. Community Service

The 2015 Business Excellence Awards, recognizing the premier businesses and business leaders in Dufferin County, take place on Thursday, October 15th at the Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites.  Tickets for this gala event are now on sale and can be purchased at a price of $110/ticket or $840 for a table of 8.

For further information please contact Theresa Sauren, Executive Director.