The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce (AVCC) is hosting our annual Business Awards. We’re celebrating nominees from our business community in seven separate categories: New Business of the Year, Micro Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Exporter of the Year, Innovator of the Year, and the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Advancement Award. The nominees have submitted a judging package to a head judge, separate from the Chamber, who has not been a part of the judging process. Join us on June 9th, in finding out the winners of each category and celebrate our local business community.

June 9, 2022

Networking & Cocktail Hour: 6 – 7 PM, Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, 32 University Ave, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Business Awards: 7 – 9 PM, The Learning Commons, 26 Crowell Dr, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Award Categories

2022 New Business of the Year Nominees

The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in the Annapolis Valley (Hantsport – Lawrencetown) for less than three years as of June 1st, 2019.

Noël & Co.

Webster Street Hearing Boutique

Verv Skin

Paul Davis Southwestern Nova Scotia

Wolfville Wedding Chapel

Sable Shortbread Company Ltd.

2022 Micro Business of the Year Nominees

The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in the Annapolis Valley (Hantsport – Lawrencetown) with a total number of employees not exceeding 5. For purposes of the business awards, contractors are considered employees. Business must be owner-operated for a minimum of three years.

Bridget Havercroft Photography

Your Last Resort

Redbeard Rustics Woodcraft

BraveHeart First Aid Incorporated

Shannon Bishop Photography

Tir na nOg Irish Dance Academy

Kaitlyn Lee Photographie

2022 Small Business of the Year Nominees

The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in the Annapolis Valley (Hantsport – Lawrencetown) with a total number of employees not exceeding 25. For purposes of the business awards, contractors are considered employees. Business must be owner-operated for a minimum of three years.

Sea Level Brewing/Millstone Harvest Brewhouse

Butts Auto Kentville

Barrelling Tide Distillery

Big Sky Builders Inc.

Apple Valley Crossfit

Oaken Barrel Pub

2022 Large Business of the Year Nominees

The nominee must have an active for-profit business located or operating in the Annapolis Valley (Hantsport – Lawrencetown) with more than 25 employees. For purposes of the business awards, contractors are considered employees. 

Gillespie Horticulture & Sanitation

Family 1st Medical

Spurr Brothers Farms Ltd.

2022 Exporter of the Year Nominees

Active for-profit business operation in the Annapolis Valley (Hantsport – Lawrencetown) is more than 3 years old with a significant strength in export to be solely judged on this element. Requires the business to export a product/service outside of Nova Scotia.

Hutchinson Maple Products Inc.

Snuffles and Tugs: Custom Gear for Sports Dogs

Scotian Gold Cooperative

2022 Innovator of the Year Nominees

2022 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Advancement Award

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Forever After Photography

Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op

Taproot Farms

T.A.N. Coffee

2022 Category Winners

New Business of the Year: Noel & Co.

Micro Business of the Year: Your Last Resort 

Small Business of the Year: Apple Valley Crossfit

Large Business of the Year: Gillespie Horticulture and Sanitation

Exporter of the Year: Scotian Gold Cooperative

Innovator of the Year: Equilibrium Engineering 

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Advancement Award: Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op

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