Business Excellence Awards – 2017 Recipients

The Placentia Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards were created to recognize member businesses and organizations, whose achievements or community involvement, have made significant contributions to the economic and social well-being of the region served by the Placentia Chamber of Commerce. The 2017 awards were presented on September 20, 2017 during the Placentia Bay Industrial Showcase. The awards were presented by The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and Placentia Chamber of Commerce President Karen Maher. Here is a listing of the recipients from 2017:

Business Excellence Award 1-10 Employees
Spence Corrosion Canada

Business Excellence Award 10 + employees
Argentia Freezers & Terminals (A Division of A. Harvey)

New Business of the Year
Devine Decore

The Rising Star Award
Dandy Dan’s Seafoods

Innovator of the Year
Sedna Nutra

Placentia Bay Impact Award
Placentia Area Development Association

Employee of the Year
Wendy Leonard – RBC Placentia Branch

Chamber’s Choice Award
Town of Placentia

2017 Business Excellence Award Recipients: Front: Minister Christopher Mitchelmore; Dan Meade, Dandy Dan’s Seafoods – Rising Star; Sherry Keefe & Amanda O’Reilly, Devine Decor – New Business of the Year; Hedley Burge & Cathy O’Keefe, Argentia Freezers & Terminals – Employer of the Year (10+ Employees); and MHA Mark Browne. Back: Mayor Wayne Power, Town of Placentia – Chamber’s Choice; Elizabeth Collins, Sdena Nutra – Innovator of the Year; Gerry Sullivan, Spence Corrison Canada – Employer of the Year (1-10 Employees); Dan Culleton and Tiffiany Hepditch, Placentia Area Development Association – Placentia Bay Impact; and Wendy Leonard, RBC Placentia – Employee of the Year.