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Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce presents business awards

Jennifer White (boss of the year), Adam Randall (rising star), Samantha Comeau (employee of the year), Sonia Park, Troy Lawrence (small business, Honey Bee Ice Cream Parlour), Todd Shea (large business McDonald’s), Joe Habib (customer service award, Jake’s), Dennis d’Entremont (export achievement, Captain’s Choice Lobster).
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Jennifer White (boss of the year), Adam Randall (rising star), Samantha Comeau (employee of the year), Sonia Park, Troy Lawrence (small business), Todd Shea (large business), Joe Habib (customer service), Dennis d’Entremont (export achievement)

Annual awards ceremony is chamber’s signature event

Once again, the spotlight shone on the local business community as the Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce presented its business awards for 2017.

Businesses from a variety of sectors were honoured during the chamber’s 12th annual awards ceremony, which was held at the Rodd Grand Hotel.

The ceremony – the chamber’s biggest yearly event, always with a big turnout – featured nine award categories.

There were 95 nominations all told.

The following is a look at this year’s award recipients:

Business of the year (10 or fewer employees) – Honey Bee Ice Cream Parlour, Sonia Park and Troy Lawrence. (There were 12 nominees in this category.)

Business of the year (11 or more employees) – McDonald’s Yarmouth, Todd Shea. (There were nine nominees for this award.)

Young entrepreneur of the year – Dean Pearce, East Coast Scaffolding. (Five nominees)

Employee of the year – Samantha Comeau, Yarmouth Cleaning Ladies. (Six nominees)

Community impact award – The Co-operators Insurance. (13 nominees)

Customer service award – Jake’s Family Restaurant, Joe Habib (25 nominees).

Rising star of the year – Adam Randall, East Roofing (eight nominees).

Export achievement award – Captain’s Choice Lobster, Dennis d’Entremont (five nominees).

Boss of the year – Jennifer White, White Perkins Associates (seven nominees).

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