Call for nominations

Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce to honour outstanding business leaders

TRURO – The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations to recognize outstanding business leaders at its annual dinner gala and awards celebration.

These awards will highlight achievements and share the impressive accomplishments of businesses throughout Truro and Colchester County.

“The chamber has recognized the accomplishments of businesses in Colchester County since 1989, when the inaugural BDC Business Person of the Year Award was conferred to Tom Stanfield,” said Chamber President, Andrew Lake.  “A rich and diverse list of businesses and entrepreneurs have been recipients of the award since its inception.”

Along with presenting the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Business Person of the Year Award at the gala, the Chamber is pleased to introduce a new award this year, the Community Credit Union Business Excellence Award.

The deadline to submit completed nominations is March 24, 2016. They may be submitted electronically to [email protected], by mail to Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce, 605 Prince St., Truro, N.S. B2N 1G2, or at the Chamber office.

To view the full award criteria and to download the 2016 nomination forms, visit, email [email protected] to request a form, or stop by the Chamber office at 605 Prince St., Truro (Marigold Cultural Centre). Self-nominations are welcome.

The Community Credit Union Business Excellence Award recognizes a business that has been in operation for at least the past 10 years and has had an outstanding impact on the community in Truro or Colchester. The BDC Business Person of the Year Award acknowledges a founder, owner, CEO, president or manager who has achieved significant success in business showing strong leadership skills and business acumen contributing to the consistent growth of the business.

Click HERE to Download a PDF BDC Business Person of the Year Award form

Click HERE to Download a PDF Community Credit Union Business Excellence form

Along with the two prestigious award presentations, the gala will feature special guest speaker John Peller, President and CEO of Andrew Peller Limited, the largest Canadian-owned winery.

Last year Andrew Peller Limited celebrated its 50th anniversary manufacturing wines in Truro.

“John Peller’s keynote address is fitting with their recent business milestone and family ties to immigration,” said the Chamber president.

“The impressive story of John’s grandfather’s journey from his home country of Hungary, to his establishment of Andrew Peller Limited, reinforces the importance of immigration in building a strong economy and diverse country.”

The Chamber is now accepting seating reservations for the April 21 gala dinner at the Best Western Glengarry. Tickets cost $45 plus tax for members and $55 plus tax for future members. For more information contact the Chamber office at 902-895-6328 or email [email protected].