2016 Lunenburg Queens Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

Written by Executive Director on . Posted in Business News, Lunenburg Queens Business Excellence Awards

Drum roll ….the finalists of the 2016 Lunenburg Queens Business Excellence Awards have been announced.

This year Queens Country is represented by businesses in 4 categories:

  • Jaspro Services, Large Business
  • Lanes Privateer Inn, Innovation
  • April Williams Salon & Spa, Small Business
  • Red Canoe Property Watch, New Business

The winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner March 6, 2017 at the Best Western Plus Hotel, Bridgewater. See ticket purchase info below.

The 2016 LQBEA Finalists

Finalists Congradulations to all the finalists.

Large Business

  • Bucks Home Building Centre
  • Jaspro Services
  • Sales Beacon


  • Helping Nature Heal
  • Lanes Privateer Inn
  • CO3 Co-working Space

Small Business

  • All Outdoor Landscaping
  • April Williams Salon & Spa
  • D.Risser Construction


  • Atlantica Hotel and Marina Oak Island
  • Kiwi Café
  • Rebecca’s Restaurant

New Business

  • Saltbox Brewing
  • Tilia Builders
  • Red Canoe Property Watch

Export Achievement

  • Kiln Art Glass
  • Terra Beata Cranberry Farms

Ticket Purchase Information

Tickets for the Lunenburg Queens Business Excellence Awards are now on sale at www.lqbusinessawards.ca.

The awards celebration will take place on March 6th, 2017 at the Best Western Plus Bridgewater (snow date March 7th), $65 per ticket.

We are pleased to have The Honourable Mark Furey, Minister of Business as our Michelin Keynote speaker.

Tickets can be purchased on the LQBEA web site by registering either as an individual or a group! If you are purchasing a table of 8, you can fill out your organization name for all the seats and the LQBEA Event Committee will group purchases of 8 as a table reservation.

Seats are limited and we expect they will sell out quickly as with past years, so don’t delay!

Congratulations to Hell Bay Brewing

Written by Executive Director on . Posted in Business News, South Queens Chamber News

Letter to Hell Bay Brewing from South Queens Chamber

November 25, 2016
Hell Bay Brewing Company
38 Legion St.
Liverpool, NS.

Dear Mark and Melanie,

On behalf of the South Queens Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate you on receiving the Pale Ale, Gold Award for your English Ale at this year’s 2016 Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards.  This is an outstanding achievement and one you should be very proud of.

We are very proud that you are a member of the South Queens Community and want to thank you for putting Hell Bay and Liverpool on the map of award winning craft beers.

Best regards,

Barry Tomalin

Download Letter to Hell Bay Brewing (PDF)

Connect for Success 2016 – Speaker Presentations

Written by Executive Director on . Posted in Business News, South Queens Chamber News

We had an excellent turnout for the 2016 Connect for Success Business Expo. A big thank you to businesses who setup displays, the speakers, and the public who came out to the Expo.

If you were unable to attend the presentations, you can download the presentations below. Presentations are in Powerpoint (.pptx) format.

Jim Key, Employment Solutions Society, Liverpool
“New Employment and Employer Services for Queens County”
– Services for job seekers and youth; new assistance programs for employers
Jim Key: Nova Scotia Works/Employment Solutions (162kb)

Arina Winkelman, Arina Winkelman Web Design
“Marketing Tips to Grow Your Business”
– Practical ideas to promote your business (without the big bucks!)
Arina Winkelman, Web Design (1.8Mb)

Craig Mulcahy, BDO
“Funding Innovation and Growth”
Craig Mulcahy, BDO (3.4Mb)

Chris Folk, Tutty Folk Law
“Planning for the Present and Future”
– Business structure, estate planning, wills & power of attorney
No Powerpoint available

Krista Harding, South Shore Opportunities
“Considering Financing? The How To’s”
– The ins and outs of financing your business
Krista Harding, South Shore Opportunities (4.2Mb)

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