The finalists for the prestigious 2017 Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards have been unveiled – and they represent an impressive array of business talent from across Greater Moncton.
The list of finalists – chosen by an independent panel of judges – was released Wednesday, Sept. 20 by Chamber of Commerce CEO Carol O’Reilly at a press conference held at Théâtre l’Escaouette.
“We are overwhelmed by the participation of the Greater Moncton business community in this year’s Business Excellence Awards,” O’Reilly said. “We had more than 100 nominations and from that list, close to 60 businesses submitted the nomination package to be considered as a finalist.”
“Our independent judging panel had a very difficult job deciding three finalists in each category and I want to thank them for their tremendous work,” O’Reilly added. “The quality of nominations this year speaks highly to the overall excellence in our region’s business community.”
The Awards will include a new category this year – Non-Profit Organization of the Year – and reaction among Greater Moncton’s non-profit sector was outstanding, with 16 organizations submitting nominations.
The 32nd annual Business Excellence Awards will be held Oct. 25 at the Delta Beauséjour Hotel in Moncton. Tickets are available through the GMCC website: www.gmcc.nb.ca, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 506-857-2883.
Presenting sponsor this year is RBC Wealth Management with individual award categories sponsored by Opportunities New Brunswick, Enbridge Gas, Scotiabank, Wilson Insurance, Brunswick News Inc., Brainworks Razor – The Growth Agency, the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport, and the municipalities of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview.
The finalists for this year’s awards, listed in alphabetical order, are:
Excellence in Business
Atlantic Commercial Properties
Medavie Blue Cross
Excellence in Business (Small and Medium Enterprise)
Advocate Printing and Publishing
Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport Authority
Pump House Brewery Ltd.
Colliers International (New Brunswick) Inc.
Local By Atta
Théâtre Capitol Theatre Inc.
iQ Commercial Mortgage Strategy Inc.
Kini Wellness Ltd.
Atelier Seconde Chance Inc.
Delta Hotels by Marriott -- Beauséjour
Medavie Blue Cross
Greater Moncton SPCA
Jane Harwood Public Relations and Communications
Halftime -- Haircuts for Men
Non-Profit Organization of the Year
Moncton West and Riverview Rotary Club
YMCA of Greater Moncton
Youth Impact Jeunesse Inc.
Another award, the People’s Choice Award, will be granted to the business from the tri-community area that the public feels is most deserving. Online voting opened Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Chamber’s website and all 57 companies which accepted nominations for a 2017 award are in the running.
Online voting will close at noon on Oct. 18.