Charlottetown, PE (November 3, 2022) – On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2023 President’s Excellence Awards at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward. Sponsored by Atlantic Lottery, the Chamber’s biggest night of the year will recognize and celebrate twenty-four finalists across nine award categories.

“Each year comes new opportunities and new challenges,” said Bill DeBlois, President of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our business community continues to rise to every occasion with passion and dedication, and we look forward to recognizing their achievements at this year’s Awards gala.”

Three finalists were selected in each category by an independent panel of judges from over 200 total nominations.

The Emerging Business Excellence Award, sponsored by the City of Charlottetown, is presented to a for-profit business that has demonstrated remarkable growth, innovation, and leadership in their industry sector during the first years of operation. The finalists in this category are Charlottetown Mitsubishi, Iron Fox Games, and Pegasus Biotech.

The Excellence in Small Business Award, sponsored by McInnes Cooper, is given to a for-profit business that has been operating for ten years or more, with fewer than 15 full-time employees. Fuel Your Body – Healthy Meal Delivery Inc., Berni Wood & Associates/Reel Media, and Stay Golden Custom are the finalists in this category.

The Excellence in Business Award, sponsored by Scotiabank, is given to a for-profit business with more than 15 full-time employees that has been operating for ten years or more while demonstrating excellence in all areas of business operations. The 2023 finalists are Confederation Bridge – Strait Crossing Bridge Limited, Dyne Holdings, and East Coast Docks.

The Excellence in Customer Service Award, co-sponsored by BDO and Cox & Palmer, recognizes an organization that has shown a strong commitment to outstanding customer service, customer loyalty, community involvement and has demonstrated innovation within their sector. The finalists in this category are the Academy of Swimming Excellence, Island Hill Farm, and Stewart Travel Group.

The Not-for-Profit Excellence Award, sponsored by iWave, recognizes a not-for-profit organization that contributes to the economic, social, or cultural well-being of the Greater Charlottetown Area and has a track record of efficient and effective management and board governance. The finalists in this category are the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward Island, the Autism Society of PEI, and the Reach Foundation.

The Innovation Excellence Award, sponsored by BioVectra, recognizes a business that has demonstrated outstanding performance and achievement through innovative and creative approaches, resulting in new or improved programs, products, services or initiatives. The 2023 finalists are Kari, Liquid Gold Olive Oils & Vinegars, and MIQ.

The Workplace Excellence Award, sponsored by RBC, recognizes an organization that provides employees with a positive, healthy, and productive workplace through innovative human resource practices. The Town of Stratford and VMG are the 2023 finalists in this category.

The People’s Choice for Community Impact Award, sponsored by MRSB Group, recognizes a small for-profit business that has earned an engaged and loyal following, has community support, and contributes to the greater good of the community. The recipient will be determined through an online public vote that will be open from November 4 until November 11. This year’s finalists are Blooming House, the Confederation Centre of the Arts, and Special Olympics PEI.

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by Provincial Credit Union, recognizes an individual’s accomplishments and entrepreneurial spirit in the community, as nominated by the public and selected by the Chamber’s Executive Committee. The 2023 recipient will be announced at a later date.

Registration for the 2023 President’s Excellence Awards will open on Wednesday, November 9. Registration can be completed online at or by calling the Chamber office at 902-628-2000.

Thank you to the 2023 President’s Excellence Awards silver sponsors, Innovation PEI, and Maritime Electric.


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Madeline Biso
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