May 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Updated: May 16, 2019 3:23 pm

3 local businesses recognized at Hamilton/Halton 1Awards

The 2019 Hamilton/Halton 1Awards winners, left to right: Katarina Poletto (Dolled Up Desserts), Brandon Aubie (QReserve) and Amanda Steene (AmandaSteene Cosmetics).

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QReserve, AmandaSteene Cosmetics and Dolled Up Desserts are the big winners at the eighth annual Hamilton/Halton 1Awards.

All three were awarded professional in-kind services on Thursday, while QReserve also took home the top prize of $25,000.

This year’s winners competed as part of a group of 10 finalists who presented their current business states and ideas about future growth.

Hamilton-based QReserve provides software platforms that help people access tools and resources.

Dolled Up Desserts, also based in Hamilton, sells gluten-free and vegan treats.

AmandaSteene Cosmetics customizes makeup for its clients, both at its Burlington storefront and online.

READ MORE: B.C. wineries look toward awards to help them stand out in crowded marketplace

Since the program’s inception, FirstOntario and its 1Awards partners have invested more than $1.3 million into Hamilton, Halton and Niagara’s small business landscape.

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