For Immediate Release
[26 August 2013]

(Fredericton, NB) – The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2013 Business Excellence Awards, recognizing outstanding business achievement and community involvement within the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce membership. An awards dinner will be held on October th16at the Delta Fredericton.

In addition to the nominees in the six categories below, the chamber has added the KPMG ResilienceAward for 2013. The winner of the 2013 resilience award will be announced in the coming days.

"The Business Excellence Awards are one of the highlights on the chamber calendar," stated Chris Johnston, chamber president. "Once again this year, the breadth of nominees speaks to the diversity and strength of the chamber membership and the Fredericton business community at large."

"Being able to provide some measure of recognition to these chamber members is one of the great pleasures of working at the chamber," added Krista Ross, CEO. "Each of these nominees has demonstrated not only great business success, but also a focus on community involvement and civic pride. With the large number of excellent nominees, it seems that the selection committee’s job gets tougher every year to select our finalists."

The nineteen finalists are as follows:

Credit Unions Business Excellence Award (20 or Less Employees)

  • Dana’s Collision Center / CSN
  • PC Girls Computer Services
  • Real Food Connections

UPS Business Excellence Award (20 or More Employees)

  • Auto Machinery
  • Kingswood Ventures Inc.
  • York Care Centre

Jim Gilbert’s Wheels & Deals Not-For-Profit Organization Award

  • Fredericton Community Food Centre
  • Fredericton SPCA
  • Jobs Unlimited Inc.

Matthews McCrea Elliott Community Leadership Award

  • Fredericton Community Foundation
  • Fredericton Playhouse Inc.
  • Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

Wilson Insurance Inc. Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

  • Andrew Bedford & Kerry Wells, Ginger Design
  • Cara Hazelton, Precision Pilates
  • Chris Hotchkiss, Hotchkiss Home Furnishings
  • Sylvain Pitre, Weddings and Events Designed by Sylvain

Bell Aliant Business Person of the Year Award

  • Danny Crain, Outreach Productions
  • Sean Dunbar, Northampton Brewing Company Ltd.
  • Wendy Southworth, Priority Personnel

The Fredericton chamber has been hosting the Business Excellence Awards each year since 1983.

Tickets to the event can be purchased through the chamber website at or by contacting Stacey Murray, chamber event manager at 451-9741.

Contact: Stacey Murray, Event Manager - (506) 451-9741.

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