Fall Awards Gala A Success!

2019 Fall Dinner and Awards Gala

2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week
Fall Dinner & Awards Gala a Success!

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of job creators, innovators and business owners who turn dreams into economic growth. Held at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, the Fall Awards Dinner is hosted by the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s Fall dinner celebrates business success, and recognizes outstanding customer service, safety champions and new businesses. Congratulations to Green’s Funeral Home – 2019 Recipient of the Excellence in Business Award! For more information on our award winners and the celebrations that evening, check out our press release and take a look on our Facebook page for more pictures.

 


 

Award Recipients!

 

GREEN’S FUNERAL HOME
Excellence in Business Award

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COASTAL CLEANERS
Rising Star New Business Award

Coastal Cleaners Inc. Rising Star - New Business Award

BLAIRE MARTELL – LOBSTERS R US SEAFOOD
Marc Dube Innovation Award

GLENORA INN & DISTILLERY
Export Achievement Award

Glenora Inn and Distillery Export Achievement Award

JUSTINE CARTER – CSN HUGHIE’S COLLISION CENTRE
Outstanding Customer Service Award

Justine Carter, CSN Hughie's Collision Centre - Outstanding Customer Service Award

BUDD WILLIAMS, TOWN OF PORT HAWKESBURY
Safety Champion Award

Safety Champion Award - Budd Williams, Town of Port Hawkesbury

ALBERT J. MACDONALD
CONSTRUCTION
Club 50

Albert J. MacDonald Construction Club 50 Award

CAPE BRETON
REALTY
Club 25

Cape Breton Realty - Club 25 Award

EMM
LAW
Club 50

EMM LAW Inc. Club 50 Award

GREENHOUSE
CO-OP

Club 25

The Greenhouse Co-op - Club 25 Award

GALLOPING COWS
FINE FOODS
Club 25

Galloping Cows Fine Foods - Club 25 Award

PE APPLIANCE
REPAIR
Club 25

PE Appliance Repair - Club 25 Award

Missing from Pictures of Club 25 & Club 50 Awards were Canadian Pioneer Estates (Club 25) and Mulgrave Machine Works (Club 50)

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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.

 

MARC DUBE INNOVATION AWARD

The Marc Dube Innovation Award is granted each year by the Cape Breton Partnership at the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce Fall Dinner & Awards Gala. Marc Dube was the Development Manager at Port Hawkesbury Paper when it was reopened by parent company Stern Partners following a difficult period of closure. His innovative, professional and compassionate approach to his work and community had a deep impact on the region.  This award is presented annually to a business, organization or person who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to innovation and business success.

 

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.

Thank You to our Sponsors!