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3 June 2022 

FREDERICTON, NB – The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Excellence Awards returned last night at the Delta Fredericton after being cancelled in 2020 and delayed from fall 2021. 

“The Business Excellence Awards is one of our community’s signature events and we were so pleased to be able to celebrate the successes and resiliency of our local businesses last night,” said Krista Ross, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce CEO. “After the previous two years it is more important than ever to celebrate these businesses and continue to promote the importance of supporting local.” 

Recognizing outstanding achievement in business and community involvement, awards were presented in nine categories.   

“With so many great, innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in our community, our selection committee had some tough decisions to make and relied on the scoring matrix that previous committees created,” added Ross. “Our organizational vision is Stronger Community Through Business Prosperity and that is really what we are celebrating – a strong economy through local business allows communities to be the best they can be.” 

The recipients of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce ’s 2021 Business Excellence Awards are: 

Credit Unions Small Business Award: 

Formula 4 Fitness 

Liberty Medium Business Award: 


CBDC Southwest Large Business Award: 


Wilson Insurance Ltd. New Business Award: 


The Ginger Agency Charitable Organization Award: 

Greener Village 

Elliott McCrea Hill Community Impact Award: 

Educated Beards 

Jim Gilbert’s Wheels & Deals Not-For-Profit Organization Award: 

Liberty Lane 

Spacek, Armstrong & Norrad Chartered Professional Accountants Resilience Award: 

Red Rover Cider 

Opportunities NB Career Achievement Award: 

Pat Whalen, LuminUltra 

“The enthusiasm of the business and community leaders gathered in the room to celebrate entrepreneurship was palpable,” said Ross. “The level of camaraderie, support and mutual respect that our businesses have for one another is something that makes our community great.” 

In addition to the award sponsors listed above, the event was made possible by the following supporters: 

Platinum Sponsor: 

  • McQuinn Media  

Gold Sponsors: 

  • KPMG 
  • Signature Sound  

Reception Sponsors: 

  • Ignite Fredericton  
  • Parrill & Co. 

Broadcast sponsor  

  • Rogers TV 

Bronze Sponsors: 

  • Allegra Marketing and Printing  
  • Arterra Wines Canada 
  • BrunNet 
  • CPA New Brunswick 
  • Exclusive Events  
  • Frantically Atlantic 
  • Ginger Agency 
  • Rob Blanchard Photography 
  • Valley Graphics 

Hospitality Sponsor 

  • Bring Your Conference Home 

The chamber plans to get back to its usual schedule of hosting the awards in the fall and will host the 2022 iteration of the event in October. Nominations are now being accepted – more information can be found at  


The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, a nationally accredited organization with more than 1,000 members, is an active business organization engaged in policy development and advocacy that affects the competitiveness of our members and the Canadian business environment. The Chamber’s vision is ‘Community Prosperity Through Business’.  

Contact: Krista Ross, CEO – (506) 458-8006 

Photo credit: Rob Blanchard Photography 

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