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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.

And the winners are…

Cornerstone Awards

Rising Star Award – Bite of Asia

Jack Yazer – Wesley Colford

Irving Schwartz – Steve Lewis

Export Achievement Award –
Gillis Seafoods

Service Above Self – Belmac
(Steve/Catherine Van Nostrand)

Most Innovative Business – Health
Outcomes Worldwide

Business Technology – Breton SmarTek

Customer Service – Marco Hearing

Clean Green Award – CB University

Arts & Entertainment – Highland Arts Theatre

People’s Choice Awards

Favorite Place to Dine – Governor’s

Favorite Place to Shop – Farmer’s Market

Favorite Tourist Attraction – Beggar’s Banquet

Favorite Outdoor Experience – Open Hearth Park

Favorite Arts & Culture Experience – Highland Arts Theatre

CBRM Ambassador of Year – Rob Calabrese

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

Make sure to check back… lots more pictures to come!

And once again a big thank you to our 2016 EBA Sponsors!

Cornerstone Awards

Irving Schwartz Business Person of
the Year Award
This award is presented to an individual
who upholds the dedication for hard
work, customer service and loyalty to both staff
and customers as demonstrated by the late
Irving Schwartz.
The Jack Yazer Young Entrepreneur
of the Year Award
Presented to an individual between the ages
of 19 and 35 who has displayed vision,
leadership and initiative as demonstrated
by the late Jack Yazer.

Export Achievement Award

This award is presented to a company that has
success in exporting their products and
services outside of the province.

Most Innovative Business

This award is presented to a business
organization that focuses on developing
new and innovative products.

Not for Profit of the Year

This award is presented to a business or
organization that has demonstrated excellence
in contributing to the cause of non-profit

Arts and Entertainment Award

This award focuses on recognizing
excellence in 
visual, entertainment and
performing arts.


Service Above Self Award for
Community Stewardship

This award is presented to a business
or organization to recognize leadership
and investment into the growth and
sustainability of the community.

Rising Star Award

This award is usually bestowed upon a
company that has 
been in business for
less than 5 years and has shown growth
and great promise.

Business Tech Sector Award

This award is presented to a company
invests in technology to better position
themselves in the business world.

Customer Services Award

This award is presented to a business
organization that exemplifies overall
excellence in customer service.

Clean Green Award

This award is presented to a business
or organization that
sustainable environmental stewardship.

Locally Yours Award 

This award is presented to a business in
the CBRM which 
produces local quality
products and services

Growth & Sustainability Award

This award is presented to an established
business that has demonstrated commitment
to the growth and expansion of their business.



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