For Immediate Release

Sept. 6, 2019

Call for nominations for the 2019 Small Business Week Awards

TRURO –Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to celebrate the many outstanding businesses in this region with a week of activities including award presentations.

“The Chamber is very excited to showcase our thriving local business community during Small Business Week,” said Executive Director Sherry Martell.

“Along with recognizing the dedication and determination of our many locally owned businesses, we have organized a week of activities to offer support for businesses and networking opportunities to help them make new connections.”

The Chamber is now accepting nominations for the following small business awards: New Small Business of the Year, sponsored by Community Credit Union; Small Business Achievement, sponsored by PWC; Export Achievement Award sponsored by NSBI; Small Business Innovation, sponsored by RBC; Excellence in Community Development Award sponsored by the Town of Truro; Agriculture/ Agri Small Business Award, sponsored by MNP LLP; and Small Business Growth Award, sponsored by BDC.


Along with these awards, the Chamber will also present its third annual Start-Up Legacy Award Investing in Entrepreneurs provided in partnership with several of its members. The award is valued at more than $5,000 including a combination of cash, expertise in key business development areas and products and services.

“This award is an example of how chamber of commerce members are investing in the local economy by supporting a start-up with mentorship and advice as well as seed funding to take their venture to another level,” said Chamber President Ron Smith.

The award is designed to offer support to a budding local entrepreneur. Smith said the professional mentorship offered as part of the award is key in helping a new business build a strong foundation for success in the future.

A viable start-up located within Truro and Colchester region, a business that is just beginning to develop, will be identified through a submission selection process. The award recipient will receive a one-time $2,500 cash prize as well as in-kind supports, products and services, from our partnering businesses Caldwell Roach Insurance, Burchell MacDougall Lawyers, Colchester Printing Co., Alliance HR Consulting Services, Atkinsons Accounting, White LeBlanc Wealth Planners– Hollis Wealth, CBDC- NoBL and Hub Now.

The Chamber is now welcoming submissions for its awards. Details and criteria can be found on the Chamber’s website Nominations for the Small Business Week Awards will be accepted by the Chamber until Sept. 30/19.

Chamber events are open to members and future members.  Join them in supporting the local business community. For more information about Chamber activities and events, visit or Truro Colchester Chamber Facebook page.



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