Business awards recognize excellence in Exploits region
Chamber of Commerce hosts dinner in Grand Falls-Windsor
It was an evening of well-deserved pomp and circumstance for the business community March 1 as the Exploits Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated its own.
“It’s important to recognize businesses for the things they do in the community to make it stronger,” chamber president Lou Alteen told the Advertiser. “There are many who go above and beyond in what they do every day.”
Organizers were please with attendance at the event, held at the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as the crop of nominees. Alteen said there were a number of new entrants this year and that the mix of old and new businesses is exactly what any chamber wants in terms of active membership.
The chamber will hold its annual general meeting next month, where a new executive will be elected. Rob Sills of Mary Brown’s will become president in Alteen’s place.
“He’s going to do a really good job,” the current president said.
Winners and inductees to the business hall of fame were feted at the Exploits Regional Chamber of Commerce business awards March 1.