2018-09-19 Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Announces Nominees for 2018 Business Excellence Awards

FREDERICTON, NB ​– The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for its 2018 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 2018 chair is Chamber Past President Keir Clark of Scotia Wealth Management.

“The Business Excellence Awards are a real highlight on the chamber event calendar,” said Clark. “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.”

In addition to the finalists in the seven categories below, the awards selection committee has chosen Hotspot Parking as the 2018 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.

“Anyone I know that has used the Hotspot Parking app is instantly a big fan and Phillip and his team have been a big part of the local business community since its launch in 2013,” said Krista Ross, Fredericton chamber CEO. “They experienced what a lot a successful fledgling businesses do – that managing growth can be as difficult as starting in the first place. This actually sinks many companies that are doing well, so it is wonderful to see Hotspot successfully navigate that period successfully and I look forward to using the app for years to come.”

Finalists for the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Excellence Awards are: 

Credit Unions Small Business Award
Caribbean Flavas
Gallery 78
Priority Personnel Inc. 

Enbridge Medium Business Award
Fredericton International Airport Authority Inc 
Stewart McKelvey
Wheels & Deals Canada’s Huggable Car Dealer

CBDC Southwest Large Business Award
Go-Go Group Inc.
The Learning Bar Inc. 

Jim Gilbert’s Wheels & Deals Not-For-Profit Organization Award
Fredericton Community Kitchen Inc.
Meals on Wheels of Fredericton Inc.
United Way of Centre New Brunswick 

Elliott McCrea Hill Community Involvement Award
Graystone Brewing Inc.
Saint Mary’s Entertainment Centre
Taylor Printing Group Inc. 

Wilson Insurance Ltd. Start-Up Award
Bowman’s Pharmasave
Lori Clarke Interior Design Inc.
Trailway Brewing Company Inc. 

Opportunities NB (Opportunités NB) Business Person of the Year Award
Kara Angus – Go-Go Group Inc.
Laura O’Blenis – Stiletto Consulting Ltd.
Robert Hatheway – The Hatheway Group 

The recipients will be announced at an awards ceremony on 18 October 2018 at the Delta Fredericton by Marriott as part of Small Business Week. Tickets are available at ​www.frederictonchamber.ca​ or by calling the office at (506) 458-8006.

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