The CBRM is very fortunate to have a large and diverse group of business people and entrepreneurs shaping our economy. The Chamber of Commerce believes that it's important to celebrate these businesses leaders for their commitment to service, professionalism and our community.
Awarded annually during October’s Small Business Week, the Excellence in Business Awards recognize outstanding quality, innovation and professionalism in local business within CBRM.
From small businesses to corporations, these awards seek to acknowledge those that strive for excellence in the areas of retail, knowledge-based industries, service, tourism and not-for-profit associations.
2017 EBA Gala
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Reception 6pm | Dinner 7pm
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Tickets available Sept. 19
Sponsorship opportunities available.
Contact Kim at 902-564-6453 for more information.
Irving Schwartz Business Person of the Year
This award is presented to an individual who upholds dedication for hard work, memorable customer service and loyalty to both staff and customers as witnessed in the work ethic of the late Irving Schwartz.
Jack Yazer Young Entrepreneur of the Year
This award is presented to an individual (s) between the ages of 19-35 who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and initiative in their business
Rising Star Award
This award is given to a company that has been in business for less than 5 years and has shown exceptional growth and great promise
Export Achievement Award
This award is presented to a CBRM company that has had success in exporting their products and services outside of the province
Outstanding Customer Service Award
This award is presented to a business or organization that exemplifies overall excellence in customer service
Chamber Member of the Year Award
This award is presented to a business or individual member of the Sydney Area Chamber of Commerce who demonstrates exceptional commitment to the Chamber’s vision for CBRM
Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Award
This award recognizes an outstanding new Canadian who has started a successful new business in the CBRM.
Arts & Entertainment Award
This award focuses on recognizing excellence in entertainment and performing arts in the CBRM
Financial Services Award
This award is presented to a CBRM financial institution or organization that demonstrates strong customer service to business and a commitment to community engagement.
Best Social Enterprise Business Award
This award is presented to a business or organization that operates to address a social, environmental, cultural or economic challenge within the community through the sale of goods and services.
Community Sector Award
This award is presented to a not-for-profit organization or charity that has demonstrated excellence in contributing to a cause within the community.
Professional Services Award
This award is presented to a professional services organization focused in law, engineering, or accounting that demonstrates exceptional business acumen and community leadership.