Mayor Hazel McCallion
Mayor Hazel McCallion Presented With Lifetime Business Achievement Award

Apr 16, 2010

Yesterday, Mayor Hazel McCallion was presented with the Mississauga Board of Trade's Lifetime Achievement Award at its 2010 Chair's Gala.

"The theme of this event was 'Unforgettable' and for me it certainly was," said Mayor Hazel McCallion. "Having a strong business sector is key to Mississauga's success. As Mayor, I try to spend time visiting and consulting with the business sector so I can help with any issues they might have."

The Mississauga Board of Trade Lifetime Business Achievement Award was introduced in 2009 to recognize a great Canadian leader for demonstrating excellence and success in business, contributions to the national economy, and personal commitment to community. In 2009, the award was presented to Mr. Harold Shipp, Shipp Corporation.

"The Mississauga Board of Trade Board of Directors chose Mayor McCallion for the award as an individual that has led a successful municipal corporation for over 30 years, building a large, thriving and vibrant business sector in what is now Canada's sixth largest city," said Mississauga Board of Trade President and CEO, Sheldon Leiba. "The Mayor was also selected for her extensive contributions to the community, province and country."

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 61 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."


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