Charlottetown, PE (Nov. 9, 2023)   On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2024 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-six finalists across nine award categories.

“It’s an honour for us to host our business community for this prestigious awards night where we celebrate excellence, innovation, service, and workplace excellence for our community,” said Kim Griffin, GCACC President. “Our members are truly partners in prosperity for our community today and for the future.”

Finalists were selected in each category by an independent panel of judges.

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 its industry sector during the first years of operation. The finalists are: Mezza Lebanese Kitchen, Spot On Dog Training, and Kitbag Theatre.

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 finalists are: Charlottetown Metal Products, Red Shores Charlottetown, and Green Diamond Equipment (formerly Reddin).

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 while demonstrating excellence in all areas of business operations, with fewer than 15 full-time employees. The finalists are: Bernadette’s Flowers, Northern Watters Knitwear, and New Glasgow Lobster Suppers.

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 are: JC’s Tiki Bar, The Birches Cottages Inc., and Coast to Coast Beauty.

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 are: PEI School Food Program Inc., Blooming House Women’s Shelter, PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital 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  finalists are: Island Abbey Food Science Ltd., Somru BioScience Inc., and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

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 finalists are: A.M. Financial Matters Inc., m5 Marketing Communications, and Camp Gencheff.

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 until November 10th. This year’s finalists are:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of PEI, Habitat for Humanity PEI, and Canadian Blood Services.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Provincial Credit Union and previously known as the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, 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 2024 recipient will be announced at a later date.

Registration for the 2024 President’s Excellence Awards is now open and can be completed online at or by calling the Chamber office at 902-628-2000.

Thank you to the 2024 President’s Excellence Awards silver sponsor Innovation PEI and supporting sponsor House-Front Production Services Inc.




About The Chamber:

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce connects business and community and is PEI’s largest business advocacy organization with more than 1,100 members. For more information on the Chamber, visit


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