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OBA Award Nominations

Nominate A Business!

Do you, or perhaps someone you know, have an amazing story to tell? Do you know a business that you think deserves to be recognized and are doing great things in our region? Get them noticed by nominating them. We would love to tell their story.

Why Nominate A Local Business?

  • To encourage and reward entrepreneurship in our area
  • To recognize local leaders who provide a great place to work
  • To continue the encouraging trends of economic growth in the Saint John region
  • To provide leading companies with a way to say “thank you” to their team of employees

We want to make it easy for you to help us celebrate outstanding businesses in the Saint John region … they are the key to growth in our city and province! So think about the entrepreneurs and businesses you know - members and non-members - that are helping our community to grow and prosper.

OBA Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in being a sponsor for one of the premiere events on the community’s business calendar, the annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards gala recognizes firms and entrepreneurs contributing to the growth of Saint John. The event attracts 400 - 500 Saint John's business and community leaders. Scheduled for October.  To view the sponsorship levels and benefits click here

Let’s celebrate the Saint John
region’s business community!

Please submit all nominations to Carole Cunningham, Events Manager at The Chamber. Nominations must include the name of the nominated business, the main contact at the business, and a current e-mail address and phone number for the nominee.

Or Nominate Yourself!

If you wish to follow through with your nomination, please advise contact us so a score sheet can be prepared in advance for the judges consideration as a finalist.

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Tell us your story!

An independent panel of judges will select finalists and winners from among nominees based on information provided.
You will receive a score in the following categories:

  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • and other achievements
  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Community Relations

Past Recipients

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Big Heart Canaport LNG

Big Heart Imperial Theatre

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Big Heart Award Greater Saint John Community Foundation

Big Heart Award The Irving Companies

Big Heart Award The United Way of Greater Saint John

Big Heart Award The Saint John YMCA-YWCA

Big Heart Award Carpenters Training Centre of NB Inc.

Big Heart Award Canaport LNG

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Big Heart Award Key Industries

Big Heart Award Saint John Kiwanis Club

Big Heart Award Acadia Broadcasting (CHSJ / The Wave)

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Big Heart Award Hestia House

Big Heart Award PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools)

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Big Heart Award P.R.O. Kids

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Big Heart Award Romero House Soup Kitchen

Big Heart Award UNB Saint John Promise Partnership

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Big Heart Award First Steps Housing

Business Excellence Homestar Inc

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Business Excellence InteliSys Aviation Systems

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Business Excellence MCL Construction Limited

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Business Excellence Black's Transfer Ltd.

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Business Excellence Award PCL & Eastern Packaging Ltd.

Business Excellence Award Baxter Foods

Business Excellence Award DMR Consulting Group

Business Excellence Award New North Media

Business Excellence Award Delta Brunswick Hotel

Business Excellence Award Xerox Canada Ltd.

Business Excellence Award Irving Oil Limited, Refining Division

Business Excellence Award Meridian Construction Inc.

Business Excellence Award Cendant Canada Inc.

Business Excellence Award CAA Maritimes Ltd.

Business Excellence Award Cooke Aquaculture Inc.

Business Excellence Award ADI Limited

Business Excellence Award CenterBeam, Inc.

Business Excellence Award East Point Inc.

Business Excellence Award Jacques Whitford Limited

Business Excellence Award Thandi

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Business Excellence Award Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission

Business Excellence Award Dillon Consulting Limited

Business Excellence Award Bayview Trucks & Equipment Ltd

Business Excellence Award Innovatia

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Business Excellence Award Stantec Consulting Limited

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Business Excellence Award Commercial Properties

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Business Excellence Award Base Engineering Inc.

Business Excellence Award Razor Contract Manufacturing Limited

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Business Owner of the Year Bourque Manufacturing Ltd.

Business Owner of the Year Eastern Technical Services Ltd.

Business Strength & Resilience Award Lisa Hovey, Bill Gray, and Cindy Gray - The Zesty Lemon

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Business Strength & Resilience Award Brent Harris - The Saint John Tool Library

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Chair Award Bob Manning

Chair Award Gerry Pond

Chair Award Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Chair Award Enterprise Saint John

Chair Award Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada

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Chair’s Award All Front Line & Essential Workers

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Chair’s Award Key Industries

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Chair’s Award Bird Construction

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Chair’s Award YMCA of Greater Saint John

Chair’s Award TD Commercial Banking

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Chair’s Award Five Regional Mayors

Chair’s Award Atlantica Centre for Energy

Chair’s Award Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative Inc.

Chairman’s Award Dr. Mary Eileen Travis

Chairs Award Area 506

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Chairs Award New Brunswick Museum

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Chairs Award Carole Cunningham

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Chairs Award Jim Quinn & Port of Saint John

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Community “Support Local” Award Acadia Broadcasting

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Community “Support Local” Award J.D. Irving Limited

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Community Champion Award John Jarvis, Grand Bay Home Hardware Tim Cochran, Cochrans Country Market Sean Fillmore, On the Vine

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Community Hero Award Jeannette Arsenault

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Community Impact Award Sculpture Saint John - Diana Alexander

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Developer Award Cooke Aquaculture

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Developer Award Social Enterprise Hub

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Developer Award Historica Developments

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Emerging Enterprise Millennia Tea Inc.

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Emerging Enterprise Breakout Saint John

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Emerging Enterprise Downsizing Diva

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Emerging Enterprise Fundy Sports & Tourism

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Emerging Enterprise Award Impact Forensic Analysis

Emerging Enterprise Award CanSupply.com

Emerging Enterprise Award Media Planet

Emerging Enterprise Award Here Publishing Inc.

Emerging Enterprise Award National Leasing

Emerging Enterprise Award H.E.L.P. Educational Services

Emerging Enterprise Award Brovada Technologies Inc.

Emerging Enterprise Award Evolving Solutions

Emerging Enterprise Award Maritime Rescue and Medical Inc.

Emerging Enterprise Award Vision Coaching

Emerging Enterprise Award Saint John Tool Library

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Emerging Enterprise Award Opera Bistro

Emerging Enterprise Award IBL – Clinic Server

Emerging Enterprise Award Go-Go Gymnastics

Emerging Enterprise Award Wise Cracks Foundation Repair Ltd

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Emerging Enterprise Award Bonfire Communications Inc.

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Emerging Enterprise Award ProcedureFlow

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Enterprise Award Hemmings House Pictures

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Entrepreneurial Achievement Taylor's Landscaping

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Entrepreneurial Achievement Human Performance

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Entrepreneurial Achievement Taste Of Egypt

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Entrepreneurial Achievement River & Trail Outdoor Co.

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Entrepreneurial Achievement Ecoheat

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Entrepreneurial Achievement Revolution Strategy

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Mitchell, McConnell Daniels Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Aquila Tours

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award The Brenan Group Ltd.

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Maritime Aqua Service

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Senior Watch Inc and Appleby’s Image Centre

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Discount Car & Truck Rentals

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Java Moose

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Funeral Directors’ Choice

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Eastern Collection Services Ltd.

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Rent-A-Chef

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Simply For Life

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Fundy Engineering & Consulting Ltd.

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Mariner Partners Inc.

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc.

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Lorneville Mechanical Contractors

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Duke Creative Collective Inc.

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Entrepreneurial Achievement Award The DPL Group

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Kelson & Kelson

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Punch Productions

Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Master Promotion Ltd

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Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Colwell's

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Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Elias Management Group

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Excellence In Collaboration Award Heather Acker - ConnexionWorks

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Front Line Hero Award Dale Esson - The Department of Health

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Inspirational Leader Award Ralph Thomas - New Brunswick Black History Society

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Large Business of the Year Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

Large Business of the Year Beattie Construction Services Ltd.

Large Business of the Year Gardner Electric Ltd.

Large Business of the Year The New Brunswick Telephone Company Ltd.

Outstanding Efforts & Initiative Award Nancy Tissington, Liam Freill & Andre Robichaud

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Passion for Change Andre Robichaud & Liam Freill

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Passion for Change Mike & Vanessa Duncan

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Passion for Change Yennah Hurley - KV Youth Centre

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Passion for Change ConnexionWorks

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Passion for Change Gilliane Nadeau, Uncorked Wine Tours

Passion for Change Michelle Hooton (Bite By Michelle)

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Passion for Change Award Jessika Smith of Luxury Tanning

Passion for Change Award Larry Hachey - Canlease Inc

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President’s Award Philip Oland

President’s Award Pro Sports Organization

President’s Award Malcolm Somerville

President’s Award Imperial Theatre

President’s Award Pat Darrah

President’s Award Cruise Saint John’s Meet & Greet Committee

President’s Award The Irving companies

President’s Award University of New Brunswick Saint John & New Brunswick Community College – Saint John

President’s Award Lino Celeste

President’s Award Greater Saint John Roundtable on Primary Health Care

President’s Award Stephen D. MacMackin

Small Business of the Year Fundy Computer Services Ltd.

Small Business of the Year Hunter Marketing and Communications Ltd.

Small Business of the Year Thirtysomething Enterprises (The Body Shop)

Small Business of the Year Kelly Tire Services Ltd.

Small Business Owners Award Lingley Printing Company Limited

Small Business Owners Award Tabufile Atlantic Ltd.

Small Business Owners Award Pete’s Frootique & Mother Nature’s Pita Bakery

The Most Innovative Award Ray Gracewood - Area 506 Festival

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Young Entrepreneur Job Burns - Busy Day Chef

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Young Entrepreneur Kate Thompson

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Young Entrepreneur Harrison Teed (Pristine Life Inc)

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Young Entrepreneur Award Greg Hemmings, Hit! Media

Young Entrepreneur Award Tao Tao Liu, with the East Coast Chinese Newspaper

Young Entrepreneur Award Marc Robichaud & Leah Anderson

Young Entrepreneur Award Ji Li, HugoLee International Trade Ltd.

Young Entrepreneur Award Jenny Scott, Ambiance Day Spa Inc

Young Entrepreneur Award Jamie Galbraith (Galbraith Piano Services)

Young Entrepreneur Award Kiera Fraser (Je Suis Prest Boutique)

Young Entrepreneur Award Justin Barry

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Young Entrepreneur Award Keith Brideau (Historica)

Young Entrepreneur Award Dave Wolpin (Kredl's/Wolpin Enterprises/Dave's Produce Packs)

Young Entrepreneur Award Sarah Jones (Jones Gallery)

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Young Entrepreneur Award Mike Capson and Zack Spear of ICS Creative Agency

Young Entrepreneur Award Palmer Dennison, Palmer Events

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