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 Small Business Week 

2015 Small Business Dinner & Awards Gala

October 21, 2015

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

Small businesses across our region were regognized for their every day efforts for being the heartbeat of our communities and local economy. We couldn't do it without you! Congratulations to our 2015 winners:

2015 Award Recipients

Club 25 Awards

Tim Hortons (Port Hawkesbury, Aulds Cove locations) 

Outstanding Customer Service Award

John Hayes, Strait Supplies, Port Hawkesbury 

Export Achievement Award

Authentic Seacoast, Guysborough 

New Business of the Year Award

Grapes and Grains Homebrew Supplies, Port Hawkesbury 

Excellence in Business Award

Mabou River Inn, Mabou

2014 Small Business Week Awards & Gala

October, 21, 2014

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

Guest speaker for the occasion was Don Bureaux, president of the Nova Scotia Community College. Bureaux spoke of the importance of changing the narrative in Nova Scotia to ensure a brighter future for our citizens.

Membership for the Strait Chamber has grown substantially over the past couple of years according to Chamber president, Adam Rodgers. That membership now stands at 307 with 94 per cent of that representation coming from small businesses. These past few months have also seen the Chamber spreading its wings to demonstrate growth in the areas surrounding the Strait of Canso, for example, an expanded presence in central and northern Inverness County.

2014 Award Recipients

Club 25 Awards

Eastern Sanitation, Hughie’s Collision Centre and Haus Treuburg Country Inn and Cottages.

The Customer Service Award 

Cheryl MacEachern, East Coast Credit Union, Port Hawkesbury branch

The Excellence in Safety Award 

Port Hawkesbury Paper

The Export Achievement Award 

Premium Seafoods

The New Business of the Year Award 

Haven Coffeebar, Port Hawkesbury, owned by Jamie and Laura Jensen.

The Excellence in Business Award

North End Home Hardware, Port Hood, owned by J.R. and Pauline MacDonald.


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