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Eastern Chamber Will Celebrate Business in Eastern PEI

The Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce, (EPEICC) will host the 10th Annual Business & Community Excellence Awards on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the St Peters Bay Complex, 1968 Cardigan Road, St Peters Bay at 6pm.

Sponsored by Provincial Credit Union, CBDC, MRSB, Grant Thornton, Country Garden Florist, Grant Rushton Photographer.

This annual, Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce event recognizes businesses, entrepreneurs and community leaders who have demonstrated excellence in four different categories:

  • The Business Excellence Award is sponsored by Provincial Credit Union and recognizes those companies who have demonstrated excellence in business operation.  This year’s nominees are Bohemian Findings, (St Peters Bay), Colville Bay Oyster Co, (Souris) and Baker’s Corner Express PetroCanada + Robin’s Donuts, (Montague).
  • The Emerging Business Growth Award is sponsored by Grant Thornton and recognizes companies that have achieved outstanding business performance in a short period of time and have demonstrated exceptional promise of continued growth.  This year’s nominees are Navigate Food Safety Solutions, (Montague), Tranquility Cove Adventures, (Georgetown), White’s Fabrication, (Montague) and Wicked Eh?, (Murray River)
  • The Pillar of the Community – Impact Award is sponsored by MRSB and recognizes the organizations or individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the economic, social and cultural well-being of one or all of the communities in eastern PEI.  This year’s nominees are Robert Benoit, (Montague) and Rotary Club of Montague, Lori Murphy.
  • The Employee of the Year Award is sponsored by CBDC and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated community pride and a commitment to making Eastern PEI a positive place to live and work.  The nominees are John Handrahan, (Cardigan Feed Service), Debbie Livingstone, (Canada Post Montague), and Pat O’Connor, (MacPhee’s Market-Souris)

The guest speaker for this event will be Carl Brothers from Frontier Power Systems. He will speak on their vision for Eastern PEI, which includes their wind powered micro-grid technology and their refurbishments of the former Georgetown Timber facility.

The Business and Community Excellence Awards is an important community-building and social event for local businesses.   “It’s exciting,” said Doug Bridges, Marketing & Communications for Provincial Credit Unions, “Nominations in each category will have to be narrowed down to only one very deserving candidate, and seeing the nominations involved, it will be a tough task for the selection committee”.

“We are proud of all the nominees and entrepreneurs who are doing business at home,” says Keir White, President of the Chamber.  “It is a demonstration of giving back to those who have worked so hard to make vibrant communities in Eastern PEI.”

Everyone is invited to attend what is expected to be the premier business event of the year. Guests are encouraged to get their tickets early by contacting the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce office at (902) 838-3131 or info@epeicc.ca.

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