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2017 Business and Community Excellence Awards



Award nominations (extended) deadline- January 13, 2017

Gala Awards Dinner – Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6pm


BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD – This award is open to all EPEICC Member Companies who have been operating for 5+ years. The nominee has demonstrated excellence in business operations including marketing, sales, customer service, human resources, financial management, environmental practices, etc.  The company is clearly viewed by peers as being a leader in business excellence and has demonstrated the best aspects of the entrepreneurial spirit.  This company should have a strong track record of community involvement and support.


EMERGING BUSINESS GROWTH POTENTIAL AWARD – This award is open to all EPEICC Member Companies who have been operating less than 5 years. The nominee has achieved outstanding business performance in a short period of time and has demonstrated exceptional promise of continued growth.  This company serves as an inspiration for other new businesses.


PILLAR OF THE COMMUNITY – IMPACT AWARD – This award 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 Prince Edward Island. This nominee does NOT need to be a Chamber member but has positively impacted the community and demonstrated a commitment to making a difference and sees social responsibility as an integral part of business’ success.


EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – This award recognizes an individual nominated by their peers who clearly demonstrates loyalty, outstanding performance, high quality work and an overall contribution to the workplace.  They are well respected, a role model for others and demonstrates behaviours that foster commitment and team spirit creating an overall positive, healthy and productive workplace.



NOMINATOR (please print or type):

NAME/COMPANY: ____________________________________________________

ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________

POSTAL CODE: ___________________ PHONE: _____________________________

E­MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________

Signature: ___________________________________________________________

NOMINEE (please print or type):

COMPANY: __________________________________________________________

CONTACT NAME: _____________________________________________________

NOMINATION CATEGORY:   Business Excellence Award ___   Emerging Business, Growth Potential Award ___                          Pillar of the Community Award-Impact Award ____      Employee of the Year Award ____

ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________

POSTAL CODE: _________ PHONE: ________________ FB/Twitter: _______________

E­MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________

WEBSITE: _____________________ Signature: ______________________________


The nomination package must include a completed form and explanation detailing why you believe the nominee would be worthy of this award. The completed nomination will include:

  • Business Profile – Provide a short biography of the business to provide background information to the judging panel.
  • Statement of Nomination – Indicate why or how the business meets the criteria set out for that award.  Please include other noteworthy achievements and accomplishments.

Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner to be held at the St Peters Bay Complex on February 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Reserve your ticket today by calling the Chamber office at 902-838-3131 or info@epeicc.ca



Mail via Canada Post – EPEICC, PO Box 1593, Montague PE C0A 1R0

Drop off – EPEICC, 544 Main Street, Montague

Email – info@epeicc.ca

Complete online – www.epeicc.ca

The Eastern Prince Edward Island Chamber of Commerce takes great pride in recognizing the superior performance and excellence found within their local members and communities.  The Business Community Excellence Awards Banquet takes place annually.  A list of past winners include:


Business Excellence Award sponsored by Provincial Credit Unions:

Aspin Kemp  & Associates

Emerging Business  Growth Award sponsored by Grant Thornton:

Inn at Bay Fortune

Employee of the Year sponsored by MRSB:

Shirley Bradley, CIBC, Montague

Pillar of the Community – Impact Award sponsored by InnovationPEI:

James, (Jimmy MacAulay)


Excellence in Business Award: Belle’s Boutique

Tourism Operator of the Year: Belfast Highland Greens

Employee of the Year: Stuart Lewis (Thinking Big Technology Inc)


Excellence in Business Award: Souris Co-op

Tourism Operator of the Year Award: Kings Playhouse

Community Recognition Volunteer of the Year Award: Rotary Club of Montague


Excellence in Business Award: Nabuurs Gardens


Excellence in Business Award: Newman’s Winery


Excellence in Business Award: Island Taylored Meats

Honorary Business of the Year Award: Students Against Violence Everywhere


Excellence in Business Award: Dixon’s Backhoeing


Excellence in Business Award: KC Collect