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pdfFredericton Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

31 August 2016 ­ For Immediate Release

FREDERICTON, NB – The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for its 2016
Business Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding business achievement and community involvement within the local business community. An awards dinner will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Delta Fredericton.

The 2016 edition of the awards features finalists in six categories as well as the recipient of the KPMG Resilience Award, which will be announced in the coming days.

“The Business Excellence Awards are a major highlight on our event calendar,” said Krista Ross, chamber CEO. “It is always an inspiring night filled with stories of success, perseverance, and community support. In many ways, it’s the personification of our organization’s vision ­ Community Prosperity Through Business.”

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.

“It’s been a great experience chairing the Business Excellence Awards selection committee this year,” said Stephen Hill, the chamber’s immediate past president. “There were so many great candidates it was quite the task for the committee to narrow down to three finalists in each category. There is plenty of bad economic news in New Brunswick these days, but the number of quality and innovative businesses in our region is hopeful.”

The event’s platinum sponsor is McQuinn Media.

“I particularly look forward to the videos produced by McQuinn Media that highlight each finalist,” added Ross. “It’s nice to see business owners reflect on their journey and often provide helpful advice to other businesspeople in the audience.”

The 18 finalists in the six award categories for 2016 are:

Credit Unions Small Business Award
● elle mio
● Second Showing Boutique
● The Barking Lot

UPS Large Business Award
● Avalon Salon Spa
● Dillon Consulting Limited
● PQA Ltd.

Jim Gilbert’s Wheels & Deals Not­for­Profit Organization Award
● Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation
● Chimo Helpline Inc.
● Special Olympics New Brunswick

Elliott McCrea Hill Community Leadership Through Business Award
● Gallery 78
● Investors Group Financial Services
● Massage2Go

Wilson Insurance Ltd. Start­Up Award
● East Coast Chiropractic
● Mind Shift Clinic
● Total Pave Inc.

Opportunities NB (Opportunités NB) Business Person of the Year Award
● Adam Clawson, Red Rover Brewing Company Ltd.
● Jessie Yerxa, The Yerxa Team of Exit Realty
● Kathy Watt, LMI Canada

­With more than 950 members, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest chambers of commerce.  A dynamic  business organization, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is actively engaged in policy development that affects the competitiveness of our members and of the Canadian business environment.

Contact: Krista Ross, CEO – (506) 458­8006