Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Shelburne: Awards Dinner Celebrates Local Business

Twelve businesses have been nominated for awards this year in Eastern Shelburne County. The 2012 Business Excellence Awards in Shelburne will be held on Thursday night at the Osprey Arts Centre. Five major awards will be handed out in various categories ranging from Export Achievement to Business of the Year. The evening's guest speaker will feature Deborah Hashey of Irving Shipbuilding. The Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce and the Community Business Development Corporation is hosting the awards dinner. The event is completely sold out.

Nominees include:

Export Achievement Award:

Cotter's Ocean Products Inc., Mike Cotter

Ven-Rez Products Limited

Green Award:

Shelburne Farmers and Artisans Co-op Ltd.

Consumer Service Excellence Award:

Jamie Cotter, Manager, Lockeport Cottages & Campground Ltd

Kevin Williams, Woodworkers Home Hardware

Rhonda Steele-O'Callaghan, CIBC Home Loans

Entrepreneur of the Year:

Anthony Gosbee, Gosbee's Sporting Goods Ltd

Timothy Gillespie, Best of Nova Scotia

Ulrich Johanns, Seeblick Printing & Cottage

Business of the Year:

Harlow Consturction Ltd, Rob and Jeff Harlow

Kenney & Ross Limited

TLC Pharmacy, Tami Crosby