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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Best In Local Business Will Be Honoured

The top honours for local businesses will be given out tomorrow night by the Saint John Board of Trade. 

The mood of business in the city over the last year has been somewhat downcast. Saint John has the dubious distinction of having the highest unemployment rate along the cities surveyed by Stats Canada. 

Board of Trade President Eric Poirier tells CHSJ News it's not all doom and gloom these days. He characterises it as "cautious optimism".

Colwells, Liquid Gold Olive and Vinegar Inc. along with Maritime Hydroseed are all in the running for the Entrepreneurial Excellence award.

3D Property Managemen, Flex-Con Concrete Repair and Urban Shoe Myth are the finalists for the Emerging Entrepreneur Award.

The finalists for business excellence are Bayview Credit Union, Commercial Properties and Fortis Properties which owns the Delta.

The Young Entrepreneur Award is going to Sarah Jones of Jones Gallery.

UNB Saint John - The Promise Partnership gets the Big Heart Award and Carole Cunningham of the Saint John Board of Trade will receive the Chairman's Award.