TORONTO, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) announced
today that Don Sheehan, owner of Amos Pewter, a designer and retailer
of pewter gifts and keepsakes in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia will be
honoured with the 2014 Independent Retail Ambassador of the Year Award.
The Independent Retail Ambassador of the Year Award, sponsored by Chase
Paymentech, the payment processing and merchant acquiring business of
JPMorgan Chase & Co., recognizes the outstanding contributions of a
local independent retailer to his or her community. The recipient is
seen as a visionary, an innovator, and an integral part of the
community that his or her business serves. Don Sheehan was selected
this year among a list of remarkable independent retailers across
Canada and will be recognized for Amos Pewter's commitment to superior
customer service, support of the Mahone Bay community as well as the
business' expansion in Atlantic Canada. The first Amos Pewter location
was established in 1974 by Greg and Suzanne Amos and has expanded since
Don took ownership in 2006 to include locations on the Halifax
waterfront, Peggy's Cove and Charlottetown (PEI).
"RCC is delighted to present this award to Don Sheehan, an entrepreneur
who is dedicated to growing and innovating the customer experience and
a true ambassador in the community of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia," said
Diane J. Brisebois, President & CEO of RCC. "Amos Pewter has built a
loyal customer base not only in Atlantic Canada but worldwide who value
the focus on quality and dedication to retaining local flavour. We are
proud to recognize these accomplishments on behalf of the industry."
Amos Pewter is a proud sponsor of several local festivals and events
held year round in Mahone Bay and is a fundraising partner of the IWK
Children's Hospital in Halifax. The artisans at Amos Pewter work hard
to create a culture of customer service through on-site demonstration
workshops that showcase their traditional trades and crafts. "I am
pleased to see one of our great artisans recognized across Canada for
his leadership. Mr. Sheehan is a proud member of our 70 international
artisans that have implemented the ÉCONOMUSÉE concept in their business
to help artisans grow their businesses through cultural tourism," said
Michel Gervais, President, ÉCONOMUSÉE.
Don and Amos Pewter will be recognized by the industry at RCC's annual
Excellence in Retailing Award Dinner held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at
STORE 2014 - Canada's Retail Conference. For more information about
STORE 2014, visit www.storeconference.ca.
Retail Council of Canada is the Voice of Retail in Canada. Founded in
1963, RCC is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing
more than 45,000 store fronts of all retail formats across Canada,
including department, grocery, specialty, discount, independent stores,
and online merchants. We speak for an industry that touches the daily
lives of Canadians in every corner of the country — by providing jobs,
career opportunities, and by investing in communities.
Media are invited to attend STORE 2014.
SOURCE: Retail Council of Canada
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