Ten Greeks in Montreal Awarded DEKA Recognition

Ten Deka Awards from the Hellenic Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal have been given to individuals of Greek heritage who are business owners in greater Montreal for their contributions to the community.

The awards gala took place at Le Windsor in downtown Montreal on May 10 with 280 members in attendance along with guests. The evening showcased the accomplishments and excellence of the 10 award-winners.

“The Deka Gala is a special night for our business community as we pay tribute to companies and individuals of Greek origin who have excelled and contributed to the enrichment of the greater Montreal area,” John Charalampopoulos, president of the HBOT, said in a speech at the event.

Also awarded at the event was the Businesswoman of the Year award which went to Chris Ann Nakis of the Nakis Group. Other awards were given to Tony and Costa Antonopoulos, co-presidents of the Antonopoulos Group, who were awarded the 2017 Deka President’s Award and Dr. Peter Limniatis, a dentist in Chomedey and longtime supporter of the Hellenic Appeal Foundation, was presented with the Deka Community Services Award.

Other 2017 Deka Award winners were: Bill Boriamos, president of Sunbec (Manufacturing & Processing Award); Harry Drakopoulos and Angelo Destounis, co-owners of Off the Hook (Young Entrepreneur of the Year); Jimmy Nikolidakis, president Miron Food Group (Distribution Industry Award); John Limniatis (Personality of the Year Award); Sam Erimos, co-owner of Supermarché PA (Retail Industry Award); Jim Alexopoulos, president of Stanex (Entrepreneur of the Year); Jim, Anthony and Adam Tzemopoulos, co-owners RD3 Restaurant Group (Restaurant Innovation Award).