Organizers of this year’s Outstanding Business Achievement Awards and Gala Event are getting ready for what is arguably the first in a number of “key dates” leading to the big event this October.

We’re talking about the day when nominations open for the OBAAs, which will be Monday, April 9 at a “launch” event held at the Imperial Theatre in downtown Sarnia.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. media and guests, including past winners and representatives from Libro Credit Union, our lead sponsor, will “officially” open the process that leads to the OBAAs on Friday, October 12 at the Imperial Theatre.

Significantly, the Chamber has opened up nominations this year to All businesses in Sarnia-Lambton, a decision that is considered to be a strategic element in the organization’s renewal process.

“We believe the Outstanding Business Achievement Awards (OBAA)  process can be the start of a journey that leads to membership,” said CEO Shirley de Silva. “Through this event, business leaders can experience first hand how being nominated for an OBAA by customers and peers can be an enriching experience, something to which both past nominees and the winners can attest.”

Look for more information on the entire OBAA process, including how nominations are going online, in future editions of the Chamber newsletters and on our website.