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Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Business Excellence Awards

FREDERICTON,​ ​NB​ ​​–​ ​The​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce​ ​hosted​ ​its​ ​annual​ ​Business​ ​Excellence Awards​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Delta​ ​Fredericton​ ​on​ ​24​ ​October​ ​2017.​ ​Recognizing​ ​outstanding​ ​achievement​ ​in​ ​business and​ ​community​ ​involvement,​ ​awards​ ​were​ ​presented​ ​in​ ​eight​ ​categories.

“The​ ​Business​ ​Excellence​ ​Awards​ ​is​ ​a​ ​highlight​ ​on​ ​the​ ​annual​ ​chamber​ ​calendar​ ​for​ ​the​ ​chamber​ ​staff, our​ ​board​ ​of​ ​directors​ ​-​ ​and,​ ​of​ ​course,​ ​our​ ​members.”​ ​said​ ​Krista​ ​Ross,​ ​CEO​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Fredericton​ ​chamber. “Taking​ ​time​ ​to​ ​celebrate​ ​success​ ​in​ ​our​ ​region​ ​is​ ​a​ ​reminder​ ​that​ ​great​ ​things​ ​are​ ​happening​ ​right​ ​in​ ​our backyard.​ ​Fredericton​ ​has​ ​a​ ​wonderful​ ​mix​ ​of​ ​cutting-edge​ ​knowledge-sector​ ​businesses,​ ​innovative startups,​ ​amenities​ ​and​ ​more​ ​traditional​ ​businesses​ ​that​ ​are​ ​foundational​ ​to​ ​our​ ​community.”

The​ ​recipients​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Fredericton​ ​chamber’s​ ​2017​ ​Business​ ​Excellence​ ​Awards​ ​are​ ​as​ ​follows:

Spacek,​ ​Armstrong​ ​and​ ​Norrad​ ​Chartered Professional​ ​Accountants​ ​Resilience​ ​Award:
Platinum​ ​Salon​ ​&​ ​Spa
Jim​ ​Gilbert's​ ​Wheels​ ​&​ ​Deals​ ​Not-For-Profit Organization​ ​Award:
Fredericton​ ​Homeless​ ​Shelters
Credit​ ​Unions​ ​Small​ ​Business​ ​Award:
BrunNet
Elliott​ ​McCrea​ ​Hill​ ​Community​ ​Leadership Through​ ​Business​ ​Award:
Office​ ​Interiors
Enbridge​ ​Medium​ ​Business​ ​Award
Clowater’s​ ​Plumbing​ ​&​ ​Heating
Wilson​ ​Insurance​ ​Ltd.​ ​Start-up​ ​Award:
Chess​ ​Piece​ ​Patisserie
UPS​ ​Large​ ​Business​ ​Award:
AMEC

Opportunities​ ​NB​ ​(Opportunités​ ​NB) Business​ ​Person​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year​ ​Award:
Beth​ ​Crowell

 

“This​ ​event​ ​underscores​ ​how​ ​optimistic​ ​Fredericton​ ​should​ ​be​ ​about​ ​the​ ​future​ ​of​ ​the​ ​local​ ​business community”​ ​​added​ ​Paul​ ​Simmonds,​ ​chamber​ ​past​ ​president​ ​and​ ​chair​ ​of​ ​the​ ​awards​ ​selection committee.​ ​“The​ ​collective​ ​work​ ​being​ ​done​ ​in​ ​Fredericton​ ​to​ ​foster​ ​entrepreneurship,​ ​grow​ ​existing operations​ ​and​ ​supporting​ ​generational​ ​businesses​ ​is​ ​paying​ ​dividends.​ ​As​ ​a​ ​community​ ​we​ ​all​ ​benefit from​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​business​ ​environment,​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​reasons​ ​our​ ​organizational​ ​vision​ ​is​ ​‘Community Prosperity​ ​Through​ ​Business.’”

 

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