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Process & Criteria

There are six award categories (click the award name to view the criteria for that category):

Nomination Process

Nominations are received from members of the local business community and the general public. Businesses (including their employees) are allowed to nominate their own business. Nominees are asked to complete a standard form for their category.

Call For Nominations close November 30th, 2017 5:00pm.

Judging Process

Nominees must have their completed form submitted to the Organizing Committee by no later than January 13th, 2018 at 5:00pm, to be eligible for consideration. Once all forms are received from the nominees an independent committee will select three(3) semi-finalists in each category. The nominee forms for these three businesses are then passed along to the sponsor for their category. The category sponsor assembles an independent judging committee who select the winner. 



2016 Recipients

Small Business Award

All Outdoors Landscaping

Large Business Award

Buck’s Home Building Centre

Innovation Award


Export Achievement Award

Terra Beata Cranberry Farm

New Business Award

Tilia Builders

Hospitality Award

Atlantica Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre