Cape Breton business leaders honoured
The award, named in honour of Sydney businessman Irving Schwartz who passed away Sept. 18, was given to Andre Cote, Stan MacDonald, Jim Chisholm and John MacLean of Point Edward based Cape Breton Beverages Limited, a manufacturer and wholesaler of bottled and soft drink beverages.
An awards gala was held Monday evening at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre in Membertou.
Finalists in the business person of the year category included Joe Anthony of A Seafoods, Mike Kenny of Kenny's Pizza, and Rodney Colbourne, Bill McCarron and SteveSteve cheap Knicks jerseys china
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The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation received an award for best not for profit organization, in competition with the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Coastal Business Opportunities and JCI Cape Breton.
Meanwhile, the YMCA of Cape Breton received the Sydney Sunrise Rotary's "Service Above Self" Community Stewardship Award, in competition with the Cambridge Suites Sydney, RE/MAX Park Place and The Cove Guest Home.
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Finalists for the retail awards include Apple Auto Glass, Laguna Pools and Mullins Mini Mart, with Timeless Moments bridal salon and formal wear located on Charlotte Street, Sydney taking the prize. Research, Marcato Digital Solutions and Protocase.
Winner of the Professional Services Award was Creative Interiors by Carol Myers, nominated alongside ADI Limited, MGM, Stantec and Sydney Credit Union.
The Vince Ryan Memorial Hockey Tournament was chosen for the Tourism Award, in competition with Cape Breton Bikefest, Celtic Colours International Festival and The Begger's Banquet.
EastLink cable provider, nominated against Governors Pub and Eatery, the Mayflower Mall and Mcrert Muller, won the General Service Award.
An award for construction manufacturing was given to Brilun Construction. A second finalist for the award was Joneljim Construction of Sydney.
And the award for innovation went to Cape Breton University's Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment. The CBU centre, which is still under construction, was nominated against Billditit, Marcato Digital Solutions and Two Crows Farm and Recreation.
People's choice awards were also handed out, including a Best Place to Dine Award handed out to Flavour Creative Catering. Also nominated for the award was Trio, located in the Cambridge Suites, Black Spoon Bistro, North Sydney, and the Bonnie Prince in Sydney.
Dynasty won an award for best transportation provider. Other finalists in the category include CBRM Transit, Citywide Taxi and Happy Taxi.
The people's choice for best festival or event went to Cape Breton Bikefest, nominated alongside the Celtic Colours International Festival, YMCA Cape Breton Mardi Gras and the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre.