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PEC Chamber honours excellence in business at second virtual awards ceremony

Lenny Epstein and Gavin North, of ‘Short Attention Spa’ hosted an intermission game show featuring winners of last year’s excellence awards – the prize winner receiving a multi-mushroom pizza from the Royal Hotel menu.

Prince Edward County’s Chamber of Commerce honoured leadership and business excellence during its second annual online Business Excellence Awards – this year streamed from the newly-renovated Royal Hotel, downtown Picton, Jan. 27.

“We had hoped we would be holding this year’s business excellence awards show in person, but due to COVID, we are once again virtual,” said Duarte Da Silva President, PEC Chamber of Commerce noting the event is designed to recognize the businesses of PEC and their “unwaivering entrepreneurship, resilience, service to the community and contributions to the economic and social fabric in PEC.”

Special guests, MP Ryan Williams, MPP Todd Smith and PEC Mayor Steve Ferguson also congratulated Prince Edward County businesses for their resilience and successes over the past two years of the pandemic.

Steve Anthony, best known as one of the first VJ’s for MuchMusic and a CP24 host, was master of ceremonies.

The process of nominees and winners, he noted, was “not stuffed into a confetti can and fired into the air”, but included an adjudication team and based on criteria that included outstanding business leadership, community involvement, entrepreneurship, environment, employee welfare, innovation and growth.

There were 30 nominations among the six award categories: Business of the Year, Not-for-Profit, Employer of the Year, Environmental Practices, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Beyond Business.

Kingfisher Financial was named Business of the Year, recognizing a lifetime achievement in business as well as contributions to the business community. Brent Timm has been in the financial services industry for more than 30 years and took over as owner of Kingfisher Financial in 2015. Nominees also included BFF, Hitchon’s Hearing and Merland Park.

Radio 99.3 County FM won the Not-for-Profit category recognizing excellence in growth, programs, volunteer management, community innovation and service. Station Manager Craig Mills said he was thrilled on behalf of more than 100 volunteers at the station. Nominees also included Community Living Prince Edward, Hospice Prince Edward, Prince Edward Learning Centre and Reaching for Rainbows.

Huff Estates Winery owners Lanny and Catharine Huff received the Beyond Business award, honouring a lifetime of community involvement and support. Also nominated were Oeno Gallery, Serendipity Yoga and 555 Brewing Co.

Guerin Sykes, of The Marans restaurant received the Entrepreneurial Spirit award (for excellence in any of a variety of areas including innovation, quality, job creation, growth and community involvement). Also nominated were County Candle Co., County Field & Forest, Curious Goat General Store, Life Au Lait Loch Mor Cider Co., PECish Baking Co., The Renaissance Farm and Serendipity Yoga.

Anne Du Bois, of Savon du Bois, a natural body and cosmetics company, received the Environmental Practices Award. Nominees also included County Fields and Forest and Otter Energy.

The Employer of the Year Award was presented to Mary and Kevin Wood of 100 Acre Wood, a wedding and event venue. Nominees also included Bermuda PEC, Closson Chase Vineyards, Power Concrete Products and Wander the Resort.

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