Call for Chamber small business award nominations

TRURO – The Truro  & Colchester Chamber of Commerce will honour seven local enterprises during is Small Business Week awards luncheon in October. The nomination period for awards is now open and will continue until Oct. 4.


To highlight the importance of small business, the chamber is hosting several events in Truro and the surrounding area in October, bringing the business community together to share achievements, network and showcase information and supports for local entrepreneurs.

“Small business is the backbone of our economy, contributing 98 per cent of employment in the private sector in Canada,” said Andrew Lake, Chamber president.  “Many are growing and creating jobs, which contributes to the prosperity of the region. The Chambers’ small business awards program is an opportunity to celebrate those businesses that are leaders among their peer group.”


To nominate a business, visit the Chamber website or Facebook page to download a form, or stop by the office at 605 Prince St. to pick up one up. To request a nomination form via email, contact [email protected] .

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The awards luncheon will be held at the Holiday Inn on Wednesday, Oct. 19, beginning at noon. (12 p.m.) Reserve your seat in advance by calling the chamber office, 902-895-6328; tickets cost $25 for chamber members and $35 for future members (plus tax).

This year’s guest speaker at the awards luncheon is Rodney Small, Business Development manager with Halifax-based Common Good Solutions. A resident of Halifax, Small has been an active volunteer in his community and is a graduate of Dalhousie’s Bachelor of management program with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a highly motivated leader with a passion for entrepreneurship, community and people development.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:  New Small Business of the Year, sponsored by Community Credit Union; Small Business Achievement, sponsored by PWC; Export Achievement, sponsored by Nova Scotia Business Inc.; Small Business Innovation, sponsored by RBC; Excellence in Community Development sponsored by the Town of Truro; and new this year, Agriculture Business of the year, sponsored by WBLI Chartered Accountants and Small Business Growth Award, sponsored by BDC.

As part of the Chamber’s small business week celebrations, a Women’s Business Breakfast will be held on Oct. 17 sponsored by BDC, an entrepreneur expo will be held on Oct. 18, a speed networking social event will be held on Oct. 20 and a lunch and learn with special guest Dr. Ryan Sommers speaking about the economics of health will be held on Oct. 21, sponsored by MacQuarries Pharmasave.

Watch the chamber website and Facebook page for a full schedule of Chamber-hosted events and details on other small business week events in the area.

For more information about any of our events, Chamber benefits programs or membership call 902-895-6328 or email [email protected].