Business Awards 2024 Finalists Unveiled


Kentville, May 15, 2024 – The anticipation has reached its zenith as the highly coveted Business Awards 2024 finalists have been unveiled. Each nominee represents a beacon of excellence and innovation in their respective fields, embodying the essence of entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to advancement.

After meticulous deliberation by our esteemed panel of judges, it is with great pleasure that we announce the finalists across various categories:

New Business of the Year:

  1. Tidal Training Club
  2. Valley Motion Physiotherapy
  3. Nova Heat Pumps & Air Conditioning
  4. The Perky Loaf
  5. As The River Bends Retreat Inc.

Small Business of the Year:

  1. Noël & Co.
  2. ENVE hair.
  3. Oaken Barrel Pub
  4. Annapolis Valley Air Management
  5. The Other Guys Automotive

Large Business of the Year:

  1. Valley Ford Limited
  2. Lew Murphy Restaurant Group
  3. Annapolis Valley Home Care Limited
  4. Workplace Essentials
  5. Kings Refrigeration & A/C Ltd

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility & Inclusion Advancement Award:

  1. Maritime Model & Talent Management
  2. Bridge Beauty Bar
  3. Bee’s Knees General Store & Bakery
  4. Wolfville Wedding Chapel
  5. Adaptive Mindset: ADHD Counselling Services

Entrepreneur of the Year:

  1. Kay Drummond, Forever After Photography
  2. Chantelle Webb, Lunn’s Mill Beer Company
  3. Julie Ogilvie, Julie Ogilvie Digital Marketing Strategist
  4. Courtney Foster, Courtney Foster RMT

Not-For-Profit of the Year:

  1. AXE Basketball Club
  2. The Booker School
  3. Windsor Elms Village
  4. The Portal
  5. Open Arms Resource Centre

Innovator of the Year:

  1. Benjamin Bridge
  2. Eastern Manufacturing & Design Inc.
  3. Annapolis Cider Company

These finalists exemplify the pinnacle of business achievement, and their dedication to excellence is truly commendable. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the finalists for their remarkable accomplishments and unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation.

The winners will be announced at the Business Awards ceremony on June 6, 2024, at Acadia University, where we will come together to honour and celebrate their outstanding contributions to the business landscape.

Stay tuned for updates and join us as we applaud these exceptional businesses and individuals who continue to inspire us with their vision and determination.


About the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce
The AVCC is a respected business organization with significant influence across the Annapolis Valley, from Kings County to Lawrencetown. Representing over 350 businesses and their employees, the AVCC has been a pivotal voice in the Annapolis Valley business community for over 128 years. AVCC works closely with members and other organizations to cultivate the most vibrant business environment possible. Through strategic advocacy, the delivery of valuable programs and services, and the facilitation and promotion of various business initiatives, the AVCC remains dedicated to fostering growth and prosperity throughout the region.

For more information, contact:
Nyla Frank-Rodgers
Executive Director