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2019-10-04 - Fredericton Chamber Hosts Annual Business Excellence

FREDERICTON, NB – The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business Excellence Awards at the Delta Fredericton on 3 October 2019. Recognizing outstanding achievement in business and community involvement, awards were presented in eight categories. 

“The Business Excellence Awards are one of the annual highlights for the chamber” said Ryan Boyer, chairperson of the 2019 awards selection committee and chamber past president. “Our organizational vision is Stronger Community Through Business Prosperity and that is really what we are celebrating – a strong economy through local business allows communities to be the best they can be.”

The recipients of the Fredericton chamber’s 2019 Business Excellence Awards are as follows:

Spacek, Armstrong & Norrad Chartered Professional Accountants Resilience Award:
Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel

Credit Unions Small Business Award:
The Medicine Shoppe Brookside

Jim Gilbert’s Wheels & Deals Not-For-Profit Organization Award:
Habitat for Humanity

Elliott McCrea Hill Community Involvement Award:
Liberty Utilities

Wilson Insurance Ltd. Start-up Award:
My Closet Consignment

CBDC Southwest Large Business Award:
Exit Realty

Opportunities NB (Opportunités NB) Business Person of the Year Award:
Sara Holyoke

The enthusiasm of the business and community leaders gathered in the room to celebrate entrepreneurship was palpable.  The sold out event was supported by a host of exceptional businesses as sponsors as well as more than 400 attendees. 

In addition to the award sponsors noted above – other sponsors were:


  • McQuinn Media


  • Signature Sound


  • CBDC Southwest
  • Elliott McCrea Hill
  • Jim Gilbert’s Wheels & Deals
  • Liberty Utilities
  • New Brunswick Credit Unions
  • Opportunities New Brunswick
  • Spacek Armstrong & Norrad Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Wilson Insurance Ltd.

Finalist Reception Sponsor

  • Liberty Utilities


  • Valley Graphics Ltd
  • Rob Blanchard Photography
  • KKP Kwik Kopy Printing
  • The Ginger Agency
  • Frantically Atlantic Entertainment
  • Exclusive Events
  • BrunNet Inc
  • Bell Media
  • Arterra Wines Canada
  • f6 Networks
  • CPA New Brunswick

“Every year at the awards ceremony, I am reminded not only of the number of excellent businesses and entrepreneurs in our community, but also the level of comradery, support and mutual respect,” added Krista Ross, chamber CEO. “At the end of the day, we are all members of the community first and foremost and have a vested interest in seeing business thrive and the economy grow. That creates jobs and provides all levels of government the revenue to provide the services that citizens need.”


The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, a nationally accredited organization with nearly 1,000 members, is an active business organization engaged in policy development and advocacy that affects the competitiveness of our members and the Canadian business environment. The Chamber’s vision is ‘Community Prosperity Through Business’.

Contact: Krista Ross, CEO – (506) 458-8006


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