2018-10-18 - Fredericton Chamber Hosts Annual Business Excellence Awards

FREDERICTON, NB – The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business Excellence Awards at the Delta Fredericton on 18 October 2018. Recognizing outstanding achievement in business and community involvement, awards were presented in eight categories.

“The Business Excellence Awards are a real highlight on the chamber event calendar,” said Keir Clark, chairperson of the 2018 awards selection committee and chamber past president. “It is a chance for local business to celebrate our individual and collective successes as well as an opportunity to step back from the day-to-day grind and appreciate what we have to offer as a community.”

The recipients of the Fredericton chamber’s 2018 Business Excellence Awards are as follows:

Spacek, Armstrong and Norrad Chartered Professional Accountants Resilience Award:

Hotspot Parking

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

Meals on Wheels

Credit Unions Small Business Award:

Gallery 78

Elliott McCrea Hill Community Leadership Through Business Award:

Taylor Printing Group

Enbridge Medium Business Award:

Stewart McKelvey

Wilson Insurance Ltd. Start-up Award:

Bowman’s Pharmasave

UPS Large Business Award:

The Learning Bar

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

Bob Hatheway

The enthusiasm of the business and community leaders gathered in the room to celebrate entrepreneurship was palpable. The sold out event was supported by a host of exceptional businesses as sponsors as well as more than 400 attendees.

In addition to the award sponsors noted here – other sponsors were:


  • McQuinn Media


  • Signature Sound


  • Wilson Insurance Ltd
  • Wheels & Deals Ltd
  • Spacek


  • Volvo Cars New Brunswick
  • Valley Graphics Ltd
  • Rob Blanchard Photography
  • Office Interiors NB
  • KKP Kwik Kopy Printing
  • Ginger Design
  • Frantically Atlantic Entertainment
  • Exclusive Events
  • BrunNet Inc
  • Bell Media
  • Arterra Wines Canada

“We celebrate Small Business Week annually by holding our award event to highlight the impact that businesses of all sizes have in our community and to celebrate success and inspire other businesses in their entrepreneurial path,” added Krista Ross, chamber CEO. “ As a community we all benefit from a strong business environment, one of the reasons our organizational vision is ‘Stronger Community Through Business Prosperity.’ Events such as this are important because it gives us a chance to celebrate success – as a business community, we need to a better of job of promoting our successes – and ensuring that the community as a whole has a chance to understand the impact that business has on the community.”

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 – (506) 458-8006