SMITHS FALLS, ON, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Tweed is used to creating a buzz, but not amongst Ottawa's business elite. Last night the company took home an Exceptional New Business Award at the 21st annual Best Ottawa Business Awards, the BOBs.
Bruce Linton, Co-Founder and Chairman of Tweed, was proud to accept the award on behalf of the organization. "One year ago we were operating with 5 people, trying to turn an empty chocolate factory into something special. Today we have over 70 full-time employees operating two state-of-the-art marijuana production facilities, and we're just getting started."
The award is the result of hard work and comes on the heels of Tweed giving the keynote address at the Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce AGM in late October. More importantly, it's a signal that the business community welcomes Tweed as a legitimate industry leader.
"At the Chamber we were most impressed with the dedication it took to get the operation started," said Ian Faris, President and CEO of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. "There were significant barriers in place but Tweed got up and running quickly and has been turning heads all year."
The fall harvest from Tweed Farms and a successful harvest from 1 Hershey Drive will be in stores soon. Customers who register today will have their first order shipped to them without a single day spent on a waiting list.
Image with caption: "The Tweed Team Receiving their BOB for Exceptional New Business (CNW Group/Tweed Marijuana Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141121_C8246_PHOTO_EN_8406.jpg
SOURCE: Tweed Marijuana Inc.
For further information: Jordan Sinclair, Media Relations Manager, 613-706-2185 ex 309, Jordan@tweed.com