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Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce​ ​Announces​ ​Nominees​ ​for​ ​2017​ ​Business​ ​Excellence​ ​Awards

FREDERICTON,​ ​NB​ ​​–​ ​The​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce​ ​has​ ​announced​ ​the​ ​finalists​ ​for​ ​its​ ​2017 Business​ ​Excellence​ ​Awards.

Each​ ​year,​ ​the​ ​awards​ ​selection​ ​committee​ ​is​ ​chaired​ ​by​ ​the​ ​chamber’s​ ​immediate​ ​past​ ​president​ ​and includes​ ​members​ ​from​ ​the​ ​local​ ​business​ ​community​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​other​ ​stakeholders.​ ​The​ ​2017​ ​chair​ ​is Paul​ ​Simmonds​ ​of​ ​Robert​ ​Simmonds​ ​Clothing.

“Over​ ​the​ ​past​ ​year​ ​there​ ​have​ ​been​ ​many​ ​challenges​ ​for​ ​businesses​ ​not​ ​only​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Fredericton​ ​Region, but​ ​across​ ​the​ ​country”​ ​said​ ​Simmonds.​ ​“But​ ​it​ ​is​ ​important​ ​to​ ​recognize​ ​that​ ​there​ ​are​ ​great​ ​things happening​ ​within​ ​Fredericton’s​ ​business​ ​community​ ​and​ ​we​ ​look​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​celebrate​ ​these​ ​passionate entrepreneurs​ ​and​ ​local​ ​businesses​ ​every​ ​year.”

In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​the​ ​finalists​ ​in​ ​the​ ​seven​ ​categories​ ​below,​ ​the​ ​awards​ ​selection​ ​committee​ ​has​ ​chosen Platinum​ ​Salon​ ​&​ ​Spa​ ​as​ ​the​ ​2017​ ​recipient​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Spacek,​ ​Armstrong​ ​and​ ​Norrad​ ​Chartered​ ​Professional Accountants​ ​Resilience​ ​Award.​ ​This​ ​award​ ​recognizes​ ​a​ ​business​ ​that​ ​has​ ​overcome​ ​a​ ​major​ ​challenge that​ ​was​ ​not​ ​exclusively​ ​financial​ ​in​ ​nature.

“Platinum​ ​Salon​ ​&​ ​Spa​ ​is​ ​a​ ​wonderful​ ​story​ ​of​ ​businesses​ ​and​ ​entrepreneurs​ ​working​ ​together​ ​to collectively​ ​make​ ​a​ ​difficult​ ​situation​ ​work,”​ ​said​ ​Krista​ ​Ross,​ ​Fredericton​ ​chamber​ ​CEO.​ ​“Entrepreneurs are​ ​fiercely​ ​independent,​ ​so​ ​the​ ​idea​ ​that​ ​three​ ​separate​ ​owners​ ​could​ ​come​ ​together​ ​to​ ​make​ ​a​ ​single, larger​ ​business​ ​is​ ​truly​ ​remarkable.”

The​ ​recipients​ ​will​ ​be​ ​announced​ ​at​ ​an​ ​awards​ ​ceremony​ ​on​ ​20​ ​October​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Delta​ ​Fredericton by​ ​Marriott.

Finalists​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce​ ​2017​ ​Business​ ​Excellence​ ​Awards​ ​are:

Credit​ ​Unions​ ​Small​ ​Business​ ​Award
BrunNet
Kiers​ ​Marketing
Platinum​ ​Salon​ ​&​ ​Spa

Enbridge​ ​Medium​ ​Business​ ​Award
Clowater’s​ ​Plumbing​ ​and​ ​Heating
Holiday​ ​Inn​ ​Express​ ​&​ ​Suites
Measurand​ ​Inc.

UPS​ ​Large​ ​Business​ ​Award
Amec​ ​Foster​ ​Wheeler
Stantec

Jim​ ​Gilbert’s​ ​Wheels​ ​&​ ​Deals​ ​Not-For-Profit​ ​Organization​ ​Award
Canadian​ ​Mental​ ​Health​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​New​ ​Brunswick
Junior​ ​Achievement​ ​New​ ​Brunswick
Fredericton​ ​Homeless​ ​Shelters​ ​Inc.

Elliott​ ​McCrea​ ​Hill​ ​Community​ ​Involvement​ ​Award
Ginger​ ​Design
Mcinnes​ ​Cooper
Office​ ​Interiors

Wilson​ ​Insurance​ ​Start-up​ ​Award
Chess​ ​Piece​ ​Pâtisserie​ ​&​ ​Cafe
Loft1​ ​Inc.
The​ ​Black​ ​Arcs

Opportunities​ ​NB​ ​/​ ​Opportunités​ ​NB​ ​Business​ ​Person​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year​ ​Award
Allan​ ​Menzies​ ​-​ ​AR​ ​Menzies​ ​&​ ​Sons​ ​Ltd.
Beth​ ​Crowell​ ​-​ ​Mayday​ ​Group

 

The​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce,​ ​a​ ​nationally​ ​accredited​ ​organization​ ​with​ ​nearly​ ​1,000​ ​members,​ ​is​ ​an active​ ​business​ ​organization​ ​engaged​ ​in​ ​policy​ ​development​ ​and​ ​advocacy​ ​that​ ​affects​ ​the​ ​competitiveness​ ​of​ ​our members​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Canadian​ ​business​ ​environment.​ ​The​ ​Chamber’s​ ​vision​ ​is '​Community Prosperity​ Through Business'.

Contact:​ ​​Krista​ ​Ross,​ ​CEO,​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce​ ​–​ ​(506)​ ​458-8006