2017 Business Awards Nominees are…

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) 


Nominees will be recognized and award recipients announced at the Antigonish Business Gala & Awards Night on October 18th, 2017 at the St. Andrews Community Centre.
Media Inquiries:  Antigonish Chamber of Commerce (902) 863-6308.

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