2019 Fall Gala Awards Dinner – Winner Announcement & Tickets

2019 Fall Dinner and Awards Gala

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2019 Fall Dinner & Awards Gala


We are thrilled to announce the Award Winners of 2019! Congratulations! More winners to be announced shortly, stay tuned!


Green’s Funeral Home

Excellence in Business Award


Coastal Cleaners Inc. 

Rising Star – New Business Award


Justine Carter, CSN Hughie’s Collision Centre

Outstanding Customer Service Award.


Budd Williams, Town of Port Hawkesbury .

Safety Champion Award


Glenora Inn and Distillery

Export Achievement Award


Canadian Pioneer Estates Ltd

Cape Breton Realty

Galloping Cows

Greenhouse Co-op

PE Appliance Repair


CLUB 25 Award


Albert J. MacDonald Construction


Mulgrave Machine Works

CLUB 50 Award


Blaire Martell, Lobsters ‘R’ Us Seafood

Marc Dube Innovation Award



NOVEMBER 20th, 2019
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre
$65 + HST members / $75 + HST non-members
(Tables of 8 available for $500)




For more information, contact us at 902-625-1588 / membership@straiteareachamber.ca

Join us to celebrate business success!  The 2019 Fall Dinner & Awards Gala will feature a series of awards, a gourmet meal, and a post-event mixer with live entertainment with musician Rob Maclean. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the BDC Excellence in Business Award.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Port Hawkesbury Paper
Nu Star
The Hawk

Fall Award Descriptions:


Excellence in Business Award

The Excellence in Business Award is sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada.  It is presented annually to a member in good standing who has demonstrated a commitment to; business, employee growth and Strait Region communities. You can nominate a business or fill out an application on behalf of your own business.


Rising Star New Business Award

The Rising Star New Business Award is sponsored by InRich CBDC and is presented to reward the efforts of the entrepreneur who has created a successful and growing business through the application of commitment, dedication, hard work, ingenuity and innovation. The following eligibility criteria must be met for this award: must have been in business no more than three years, owner can demonstrate through good business planning a consistent growth and development pattern.


Outstanding Customer Service Award

This award is designed for our members to put the spotlight on one of their employees that has demonstrated outstanding, “above and beyond” service to the citizens and customers for their employer over the last year. Nominee’s actions must reflect all five of the customer service attributes:

1. Courteous: Greet the customers promptly and courteously.

2. Helpful: Honour your commitments in a timely manner.

3. Accessible: Listen to the customers with respect. Be polite. Focus on their perspective.

4. Responsive: Own the customer’s issue.

5. Knowledgeable: Provide accurate and up-to-date information..


Export Achievement Award

The Export Achievement Award is sponsored by NSBI and is intended to recognize a company that has achieved success over the past year through development of new or existing export markets and by significantly contributing to the province’s economic growth.


Safety Champion Award

This award, sponsored by the Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, recognizes an individual that has demonstrated excellence in safety and health practices in the workplace to their coworkers, suppliers, and/or the community. Nominees must have identified a need for, or taken a leadership role in, the development of a safety improvement related to any aspect of a business. If you have an employee who has demonstrated care and compassion for co-workers, customers, etc, then nominate your Safety Champion to recognize their contribution to making workplaces safer!


Club 25 / Club 50

Could your company be a Club 25 or Club 50 inductee?  The Chamber is proud to recognize member businesses that have been serving the Strait Area for 25 & 50 years and have not previously been inducted into Club 25 or 50.


Your Success is Our Success.