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The St. John’s Board of Trade Celebrates Resilience at Gala Event

2021 Business Resilience Awards

The Business Community Celebrates 50-year milestone, 52 nominees, and seven winning teams at annual Business Resilience Awards

St. John’s, NL, November 25, 2021 – Earlier this evening, the St. John’s Board of announced the seven winners of the 2021 Business Resilience Awards at a gala award show at the Delta St. John’s, proudly presented by RBC.
Every year the St. John’s Board of Trade celebrates the best of the business community at the Business Excellence Awards. However, given the challenges we continue to face in 2021, we brought back a different way of celebrating business introduced in 2020 by, once again, recognizing resilience. This year, we recognized resilience in seven awards categories:
  1. 2021 Opportunity Seeker: Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
  2. 2021 Community Champion (20+ employees): Harvey’s Home Heating 
  3. 2021 Community Champion (1-19 employees): The Shop, SALT
  4. 2021 Service Star: Avalon Laboratories
  5. 2021 Business Builder: Saltwater Designs
  6. 2021 Boundary Pusher: DF Barnes
  7. 2021 Business Resilience Award: Alderwood Estates
52 businesses submitted nominations for the 2021 awards show and, in true Board of Trade style, they represented businesses of all sizes and sectors.
“I am floored by the volume of inspiration and entrepreneurial spirit of our business community, today and every day,” said AnnMarie Boudreau, CEO, St. John’s Board of Trade. “It’s no secret that 2021 has been incredibly challenging for our members; yet they have continued to rise to the occasion and thrive.”

2021 also marks the St. John’s Board of Trade’s 50th anniversary, with our very first members joining in 1971. This year, as part of celebrating resilience, we mark this historic moment by looking back, as we look ahead to success in the next 50 years.
“This organization has been helping business and working to create the best possible environment for business success for 50 years,” said Justin Ladha, Chair, St. John’s Board of Trade. “Thanks to the work of past boards of directors, hard working staff members, Board of Trade members, and sponsors, the St. John’s Board of Trade has been able to make valuable contributions to the business community and our province for these past 50 years.”
To learn more about this year’s award winners, please visit the St. John’s Board of Trade social channels. We’ll be sharing their amazing stories in the days and weeks to come.
About the St. John’s Board of Trade:
The St. John's Board of Trade is Newfoundland and Labrador's business advocate. We are a community of 700 members, combining the collective power of industries, sectors, and diverse perspectives. Together, we are a developing a thriving business community in St. John's.
Media Contact:
Amanda Eid
Manager of Communications and Engagement
709-771-9887 |  
Please Note:
AnnMarie Boudreau will be available for interviews week of November 29. If you would like video or photo from the event and/or an interview with a SJBOT spokesperson or winning business, please reach out and we’d be happy to accommodate.

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