NEWS RELEASE: October 11, 2017
2017 Antigonish Business Awards – Nominees Announced:
Young Entrepreneur Award – Sponsored by Mac Mac & Mac Law Offices: This Business Award is designed to recognize youth who have excelled in the development and enhancement of the economic infrastructure, and contributed to the prosperity and well-being of Antigonish through entrepreneurship. In addition, the award acknowledges that young entrepreneurs strengthen local networks, help build a spirit of entrepreneurship, and contribute to the development of transferable skills for themselves and others in the community.
♦ Mattieu Fraser, Highland Bike Shop ►ACCLAIMED◄
Outstanding Customer Service Award (Individual) – Sponsored by East Coast Credit Union: This award puts the spotlight employees that have demonstrated outstanding, “above and beyond” customer service to their customers. Please nominate a person that best demonstrated the customer service attributes: accessible, courteous, helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive.
♦ Fred Alexander, One Stop Entertainment
♦ Debbie Boyd, Antigonish Visitor Information Centre
♦ Malorie Crispo, Keltic Ford
♦ Dan Farrell, Pharmacist Atlantic Superstore
♦ Caro Anne MacDougall, Red Apple Children’s Centre Ltd.
♦ Carrie Lynn Neary, NSLC
Emerging Business Award– Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank: This award is designed to put the spotlight on a new profitable business showing excellence in some or all of the following categories: new or innovative product or service, quality of merchandise/customer service, job creation, growth potential, market served and community involvement.
♦ Antigonish Green Clean
♦ Family First Medical, Antigonish
♦ Highland Bike Shop
♦ MacDonald & Murphy Inc.
Ian Spencer Excellence in Business Award – Sponsored by CBDC-NOBL: In recognition of Ian Spencer’s commitment to bridging the gap between business and the community, The Antigonish Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes a local business with this Award for Excellence in Business. Nominee businesses have demonstrated successful business practices and strong corporate responsibility and community service.
♦ ALVA Construction
♦ Antigonish Cement Finishing
♦ Antigonish Evergreen Inn
♦ The Casket
And in its second year…
The Export Recognition Award – Sponsored by Nova Scotia Business Inc.: This Award recognizes the success that a business has demonstrated in taking up the challenge of expanding its markets outside of Nova Scotia and/or entering new markets for exporting its goods or services beyond the Nova Scotia borders. This year’s Nominees are:
♦ OceanLab IT (Dragon Veterinary)