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Board of trades honours business excellence


The St. John’s Board of Trade recognized some of the city’s most outstanding entrepreneurs Thursday at the 24th annual Business Excellence Awards.

“These awards celebrate the achievements of private-sector business and community leaders. They also acknowledge the significant contributions our members make to our community and province,” board chairman Des Whelan stated in a release.

“On behalf of the board of directors, staff and the 800 members who make up our organization, I congratulate all of this year’s award recipients and wish them many more years of continued success.”

The Business Excellence Awards recognize achievement across several categories. The recipients have distinguished themselves at the highest level of success during this business year, according to the board.

This year’s award recipients are:

• Community Impact (20+ employees) — PAL Airlines;

• Community Impact (under 20 employees) — East Coast Mortgage Brokers;

• Leader in Growth and Sales — Vigilant Management;

• Marketing and Promotional Achievement — The Rooms Corporation;

• Customer Service and Reliability — PAL Airlines;

• Innovative Solutions — Wedgwood Café and Catering;

• Workplace Excellence – Pennecon;

• Entrepreneurial Spirit — Vigilant Management;

• Community Builder Volunteer of the Year — Roger Maunder, Up Sky Down Films.

The Business Excellence Award is the most prestigious award presented by the St. John’s Board of Trade. The winner of this award recognizes innovation, creativity, sales growth and a passion for success, the board said

This year’s winner is PAL Airlines.

More details on the awards and this year’s winners are available at the board’s website at http://stjohnsbot.ca/.

“These awards celebrate the achievements of private-sector business and community leaders. They also acknowledge the significant contributions our members make to our community and province,” board chairman Des Whelan stated in a release.

“On behalf of the board of directors, staff and the 800 members who make up our organization, I congratulate all of this year’s award recipients and wish them many more years of continued success.”

The Business Excellence Awards recognize achievement across several categories. The recipients have distinguished themselves at the highest level of success during this business year, according to the board.

This year’s award recipients are:

• Community Impact (20+ employees) — PAL Airlines;

• Community Impact (under 20 employees) — East Coast Mortgage Brokers;

• Leader in Growth and Sales — Vigilant Management;

• Marketing and Promotional Achievement — The Rooms Corporation;

• Customer Service and Reliability — PAL Airlines;

• Innovative Solutions — Wedgwood Café and Catering;

• Workplace Excellence – Pennecon;

• Entrepreneurial Spirit — Vigilant Management;

• Community Builder Volunteer of the Year — Roger Maunder, Up Sky Down Films.

The Business Excellence Award is the most prestigious award presented by the St. John’s Board of Trade. The winner of this award recognizes innovation, creativity, sales growth and a passion for success, the board said

This year’s winner is PAL Airlines.

More details on the awards and this year’s winners are available at the board’s website at http://stjohnsbot.ca/.

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