2017 Business Awards Winners!

Antigonish Business Awards: Winners Announced!

NEWS RELEASE:  October 18, 2017
The Antigonish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2017 Antigonish Business Awards:

Young Entrepreneur Award – Sponsored by Mac Mac Mac Law Offices
This 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.
Winner: ♦ Matthieu Fraser, Highland Bike Shop

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.
Winner: ♦ 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.
Winner: ♦ Highland Bike Shop, Owner: Matthieu Fraser

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.
Winner: ♦ OceanLab IT (Dragon Veterinary), Owners: Shawn Wilkie, Raegan Obirek, Jamie Bouchie.

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.
Winner: ♦ ALVA Construction, Owners: AG and Allan MacDonald.

Nominees were recognized and award recipients announced at the Business Gala October 18th, 2017.
Media Inquiries:  Antigonish Chamber of Commerce (902) 863-6308

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