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For immediate release
November 28, 2018

St. John’s Board of Trade Congratulates 2018 RBC Business Excellence Award Winners

The St. John’s Board of Trade has distinguished some of the city’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and businesses as a result of the 26th Annual Business Excellence Awards today.

“The St. John’s Board of Trade’s Business Excellence Awards acknowledges and commemorates the significant results achieved by private sector businesses and community leaders who have been making an impact within the Province this year.” says Andrea Stack, Chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade. “As a representative of the Board of Directors, the staff, and the hundreds of members under the banner of our organization; I wish to congratulate each recipient from this year’s awards ceremony and hope that as they progress further into the future that they are accompanied with a continuation of their success.”

The Business Excellence Awards recognizes the most prestigious entrepreneurs and businesses that have helped shape our province throughout 2018, arranging several awards that will cover a variety of categories. Recipients that have been recognized for an award at the 26th St. John’s Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards are listed below. Further information can be found in the backgrounder.

Community Impact (20+Employees) – Newfoundland Broadcasting / NTV
Leader in Growth and Sales – Training Works Inc
Marketing and Promotional Achievement – Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
Customer Service and Reliability – Fonemed
Innovative Solutions – Powers Brown Architecture
Workplace Excellence –  Cox & Palmer
Entrepreneurial Spirit – Training Works Inc
Community Builder Volunteer of the Year Kim Keating
Emerging Young Professional – Kristina Ennis
Business Excellence Award – Fonemed.

The St. John’s Board of Trade is a non-partisian, business advocacy organization that is the principal voice of business 800 members in the St. John’s area. Its mission is to improve the local business climate, enhancing its members’ ability to do business through advocacy and member services.


Community Impact with More than 20 Employees – This award recognizes companies with more than 20 employees that are continuously involved in helping out the community and make outstanding contributions through donations, time, effort and other means.
Emerging Young Professional – This award recognizes an individual who is 35 years or younger with one or more years of professional experience in their current career, who has exhibited excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession in some or all of the following: company growth, customer service, community service and/or acts as a role model for younger people personally and professionally.
Leader in Growth and Sales – This award recognizes companies that are experiencing an increase in demand for their product and service resulting in significant growth in sales.
Marketing & Promotional Achievement This award recognizes companies who stand out in a crowd.
Customer Service & Reliability This award recognizes overall achievement or improvement in dedication to customer satisfaction through service, or development of an outstanding product or service.
Innovative Solutions – How are you being creative or relevant? This award recognizes a business that provides innovation through a new product, process or positioning.
Workplace Excellence This award recognizes companies who have provided an exceptional work environment through things such as staff development, work and life balance, fair employment, staff appreciation, and much more.
Entrepreneurial Spirit – This award recognizes a company that not only offers new and exciting products and services that meet market needs but one that will achieve similar, if not greater, success in the future.
Community Builder Volunteer of the Year This award recognizes an individual who is committed and volunteers in the community.
Business Excellence Award – This award is the most prestigious award presented by the St. John’s Board of Trade. The winner of this award recognizes innovation, creativity, sales growth and a passion for success.

Nancy Healey, CEO
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