FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Montague, PEI February 20, 2018 – On February 13th, the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce joined over 150 leaders in business, government and community to celebrate the achievements of outstanding local businesses, organizations and individuals at the EPEICC Business and Community Excellence Awards Banquet.
“The Eastern region is fortunate to have so many great businesses and innovative entrepreneurs,” explains Russell Compton, Acting President of the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce. ” The Business and Community Excellence Awards Banquet gives us a chance to showcase some of the amazing business talent that we have here in Eastern PEI,” noted Mr. Compton. “This annual event is a great opportunity to recognize and reward outstanding performances of business excellence, while continuing to encourage the entrepreneurial and community spirit Prince Edward Island is known for.”
Recipients of this year’s 2018 Awards were selected from a robust list of finalists and nominees from across eastern PEI and are:
Provincial Credit Union, Excellence in Business Award:
Dr. John M. Gillis Memorial Lodge
Grant Thornton, Emerging Business Growth Potential Award:
Seaside Innovation Inc.
MRSB, Pillar of the Community Impact Award:
Innovation PEI, Employee of the Year Award:
Sandra Smith, Baker’s Corner Express + Petro Canada
The Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce was also excited to host and receive remarks from Her Honour the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and from the Honourable Chris Palmer, Minister responsible for Economic Development and Tourism.
This year’s banquet took place at the St Peter’s Bay Complex in St Peter’s Bay. In addition to the Excellence in Business Awards, it included a keynote presentation sponsored by CDBC and delivered by Michel Neray on Powerful Storytelling. Michel shared inspiring stories which kept the audience engaged.
Martina Macdonald, General Manager with CBDC noted, “These awards confirm people want to celebrate the successes in our community and spread the message that eastern Prince Edward Island is a great place to live, work and do business.” She urges everyone to consider nominations for the next year. It is a great way to honour those in your business community that go above and beyond.