Ernst & Young unveils Atlantic Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) Award
finalists for 2008
HALIFAX, July 3 /CNW/ - Today's entrepreneurs continue to fill a critical
role in the success of the Canadian economy, Ernst & Young said today when
unveiling this year's finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
"We truly admire the entrepreneurial spirit we see in Atlantic Canada,"
said Joyce Hoeven, Director of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program for
the Atlantic region. "Entrepreneurs provide the innovative breakthroughs that
create a thriving business environment here and often give us a competitive
advantage on the global stage."
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards honour the spirit and contribution of
entrepreneurs here and around the world. This year, the Canadian program is
proudly celebrating a milestone anniversary - 15 years of honouring the
country's most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business.
In 2007, Canada's own Guy Laliberté (founder of Cirque du Soleil) brought
home top honours, winning the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)
Award. This year's finalists embark on the same path, providing great examples
of entrepreneurism at its best. The Atlantic region winners will be announced
at a gala awards banquet at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on
Thursday, October 9. The overall winner will represent the region at the
national banquet in November.
The 2008 Atlantic region finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year are:
Business-to-Business Products and Services
Clarke Inc./Geosam Investments Limited/Halifax, NS
Investment companies that identify businesses with potential for improved
performance and uncovering value.
Orphan Industries Limited/St. John's, NL
Manufacturing facility that provides contract manufacturing, machining
and fabrication of steel structures and systems.
PV Inspection Services Limited/Dartmouth, NS
Independent third-party company offering inspection, management and
procurement support services to a diverse range of companies in many
Business-to-Consumer Products and Services
Armand Haché, Pauline Haché
Haché Services Techniques Ltée./Caraquet, NB
Provider of shop drawings to steel frame manufacturers.
Metro Guide Publishing/Halifax, NS
Publishing house producing 14 publications in seven market sectors, with
over three million readers.
W M Fares Group/Halifax, NS
Multidisciplinary design and development company combining all facets of
development, construction and management.
Trevor Cookson, Mary Goggin, Al MacDonald
Accreon Inc./Fredericton, NB
Information technology service provider to government, health-care and
financial business sectors.
Bluewave Energy L.P./Dartmouth, NS
Petroleum products supplier with 55 branches across Canada.
CLLC - Canadian Language Learning College/Halifax, NS
College that teaches English as a second language to an international
Early Achievers Educational Centre/St. John's, NL
Private enrichment facility focusing on educational experience to
stimulate and enrich children's lives.
Armament Technology Incorporated/Halifax, NS
Developer and marketer of defence-related equipment for military and
MacDougall Steel Erectors Inc./Borden-Carleton, PE
Fabricator of structural steel and miscellaneous metals and installer of
design-build structures, including visual media products.
Trout River Industries/Coleman, PE
Manufacturer of live-bottom truck trailers used mainly for road
Uplift Technologies Inc./Dartmouth, NS
Manufacturer of specialty seating products for those with mobility
restrictions and bright-light therapy systems for the seasonally daylight
Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc./Quispamsis, NB
Purchasing group and regulatory advocate for Canadian independent cable
Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance/Bedford, NS
Insurance brokerage delivering personal, commercial, marine and
specialized insurance products.
Pilley's Island Enterprises Group/Roberts Arm, NL
Owner and operator of eight companies, including Mary Browns franchises,
retail operations and real estate.
Creator, producer and deliverer of traditional and interactive
promotional web video content, radio ads and interactive web-based
Enerscan Engineering Inc./Halifax, NS
www.enerscanengineering.com or www.enerscan.ca
Engineering company with two divisions: one specializing in energy
management and one producing special products for electric utilities.
Mariner Partners Inc./Saint John, NB
Consulting and IT products and services company focusing on the IPTV and
business productivity solutions markets.
The national program sponsors are Global Television Network, National
Post, La Presse and RDI. The Atlantic regional sponsor is Progress magazine.
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