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Second award announced: a first place win as Ottawa Smallbiz of the Year

June 30th 2021

After being announced one of nine award recipients of the inaugural Zenbooks Smallbiz Awards of Ottawa in the category of B2B Smallbiz of the Year on June 23, 2021, SINIX Media Group went on to win the top prize overall during a live broadcast last night, hosted by veteran broadcaster Mark Sutcliffe.

Of the nine businesses profiled, SINIX Media Group was recognized as the highest scored by judges. The top award for Ottawa Smallbiz of the Year comes with a $10,000 prize.

CEO Hamed Zadeh says, “My team and I are so excited! The past year and a half has been such an incredible journey. When COVID-19 became a global crisis, everything closed and got cancelled overnight. Within days, we retooled our office space and within weeks, we got Health Canada authorization to manufacture PPE. Within months, sales increased by 38%.”

Sinix Media Group has four branded business lines: Ottawa Print Services, MiNiBillboards, Snaplite, and SINIX PPE. Core customers were among the most impacted by the pandemic, such as owners of retail stores and restaurants, and organizers of festivals and special events. Since the pandemic, new customers include hospitals, school boards and the military community.

Zadeh says, “My single biggest win was not only retaining my 12 employees during the pandemic, but tripling our team's size over the past year. My new hires include people who lost their jobs during the pandemic and recent immigrants. All of our suppliers are Canadian. We have such a great team, people who want to work, and that's a motivation to keep growing. This stays true to our SINIX PPE motto: Protecting Canadians, Creating Jobs, Supporting Families.”

Zadeh is also a recipient of the City of Ottawa's 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur Award as well as the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Board of Trade's 2019 Top Forty Under 40 Award.

Based in Ottawa, SINIX Media Group is a printing, signage and promotional products company that innovated to join the fight against COVID-19 by launching a fourth subsidiary, SINIX PPE. The company is now manufacturing full face splash shields, Class 1 medical devices authorized by Health Canada. It also distributes “COVID-19 Essentials” such as portable sneeze and cough guard safety barriers and has been actively supporting customers who are reopening with window and street signage, safety decals, banners, and promotional items.

After being announced one of nine award recipients of the inaugural Zenbooks Smallbiz Awards of Ottawa in the category of B2B Smallbiz of the Year on June 23, 2021, SINIX Media Group went on to win the top prize overall during a live broadcast last night, hosted by veteran broadcaster Mark Sutcliffe.

Of the nine businesses profiled, SINIX Media Group was recognized as the highest scored by judges. The top award for Ottawa Smallbiz of the Year comes with a $10,000 prize.

CEO Hamed Zadeh says, “My team and I are so excited! The past year and a half has been such an incredible journey. When COVID-19 became a global crisis, everything closed and got cancelled overnight. Within days, we retooled our office space and within weeks, we got Health Canada authorization to manufacture PPE. Within months, sales increased by 38%.”

Sinix Media Group has four branded business lines: Ottawa Print Services, MiNiBillboards, Snaplite, and SINIX PPE. Core customers were among the most impacted by the pandemic, such as owners of retail stores and restaurants, and organizers of festivals and special events. Since the pandemic, new customers include hospitals, school boards and the military community.

Zadeh says, “My single biggest win was not only retaining my 12 employees during the pandemic, but tripling our team's size over the past year. My new hires include people who lost their jobs during the pandemic and recent immigrants. All of our suppliers are Canadian. We have such a great team, people who want to work, and that's a motivation to keep growing. This stays true to our SINIX PPE motto: Protecting Canadians, Creating Jobs, Supporting Families.”

Zadeh is also a recipient of the City of Ottawa's 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur Award as well as the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Board of Trade's 2019 Top Forty Under 40 Award.

Based in Ottawa, SINIX Media Group is a printing, signage and promotional products company that innovated to join the fight against COVID-19 by launching a fourth subsidiary, SINIX PPE. The company is now manufacturing full face splash shields, Class 1 medical devices authorized by Health Canada. It also distributes “COVID-19 Essentials” such as portable sneeze and cough guard safety barriers and has been actively supporting customers who are reopening with window and street signage, safety decals, banners, and promotional items.