Business Excellence Awards – 2018 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 2018 awards were presented on September 19, 2018 during the Placentia Bay Industrial Showcase. The awards were presented by MHA Mark Browne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and Placentia Chamber of Commerce President Karen Maher. Here is a listing of the recipients from 2018:

Business Excellence Award 1-10 employees
Universal Construction

Business Excellence Award 10 + employees
Harold Hotel

New Business of the Year
Grandma’s Kitchen

The Rising Star Award
Philip’s Café

Innovator of the Year
G&M Family Farms

Placentia Bay Impact Award
Freshwater Community Centre

Employee of the Year
Tanya White – CBDC Avalon West

Chamber’s Choice Award
CBDC Avalon West

2018 Business Excellence Award Recipients – Front: Philip Meade, Philp’s Café – Rising Star; Frankie Nash, CBDC Avalon West – Chamber’s Choice; Tanya White, CBDC Avalon West – Employee of the Year; and Gerard Smith, G&M Family Farms – Innovator of the Year. Back: MHA Mark Browne; Maurice Griffiths, Universal Construction – Business Excellence Under 10 Employees; Bill Quilty, Grandma’s Kitchen – New Business of the Year; Edward Traverse, Freshwater Community Centre – Placentia Bay Impact; and Placentia Chamber President Karen Maher.