Outstanding Business Awards 2018
Business Excellence: Homestar Inc, InteliSys Aviation Systems, Saint John Airport and Saint John Bowlarama. The winner will be chosen from the finalists based on performance or achievement in each of the following areas: sales growth; innovation; entrepreneurship; marketing; human resource development; community relations and the environment; and other achievements.
Entrepreneurial Achievement: The Chapman Group and Taste of Egypt. This award is given to a company or individual based on performance and achievement in starting, substantially changing, or taking over an independent business venture.
Emerging Enterprise: Millennia TEA Inc, Momentum Canada and Nexgen. This award category, added on the recommendation of members of previous judging panels, is open to new enterprises that are beginning to make their mark.
The following winners will be celebrated at the OBA gala event
The Chamber’s Passion for Change OBA award exemplifies a person or persons that have decided to develop a business or businesses that fulfill their business and personal passion. This year’s Passion for Change award is Queens Square Events, recognizing organizers Andre Robichaud and Liam Freill.
The Chair’s Award is presented annually to an organization or individual that demonstrated a substantial impact on residents of our community and contribute to the social fabric of the region. This year’s recipient is Key Industries.
The Young Entrepreneur Award is given each year to an individual who has shown great vision, creativity and innovation in creating a business. This years’ Young Entrepreneur Award recipient is Justin Barry, owner of Ad-Just Lawn Maintenance.
The Big Heart Award recognizes those who are working to make our community a better place through their philanthropic efforts. This years’ award will be given to CHSJ Country 94 & 97.3 The Wave.
The new Developer Award was created to recognize development projects which have demonstrated excellence in adding value to the Saint John Community. This award is being co-presented by Develop Saint John and the City of Saint John. The recipients are: Historica and Saint John Community Loan Fund.