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Does your company have a great growth story?

Showcase your successful company in the Private Business Growth Award program.

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Grant Thornton LLP and The Canadian Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce this year’s winner of the prestigious Private Business Growth Award.

Congratulations to AGNORA Inc.

AGNORA is a customer service company that just happens to fabricate the largest architectural glass in North America. Founded in 2011 in Collingwood, ON, AGNORA has an exceptional growth story based on pushing the boundaries of what is possible with glass, providing exceptional customer service, building strong supplier partnerships and focusing on creating a strong team culture. Through their market focus and strategic leadership, AGNORA has experienced sustained growth, resulting in a successful company that has helped revitalize its local community.

Congratulations to a glass act.



2016 Private Business Growth Award winner, AGNORA Inc.
The awards
2016 Top 10 Finalists and the winner
The gala dinner

Thank you for your interest in the Private Business Growth Award.

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Meet the jury

The 2016 Private Business Growth Award jury consists of the CEOs of the two sponsors and five well-respected Canadian business leaders, including:

  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Phil Noble, Past CEO and Strategic Advisor to Firm Leadership, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Christiane Bergevin, President, Bergevin Capital
  • Peggy Cunningham, Professor and RA Jodrey Chair, Dalhousie University Business School
  • Malcolm Hunter, President, Deeley Group of Companies
  • Sean Stanleigh, Managing Editor, Globe Content Studio, The Globe and Mail
  • Paul Straus, President, Home Hardware Stores Limited

Presenting the Top 10 Finalists.

"When a great Canadian private business success story comes along, it needs to be shared—not only to celebrate that business's tremendous achievement, but to inspire others as well."