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Grand Bahama Chamber Announces Nominees for 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards
By Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce
Oct 23, 2014 - 4:30:05 PM

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Just some of this year's nominees.

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will recognize businesses and business persons who have demonstrated commitment to community building at the 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, October 25th at the Regency Theatre.

These prestigious awards are designed to honour outstanding Grand Bahamian businesses and executives. Nominations closed a few weeks ago with several businesses from throughout the community being nominated for the various awards. Highlighted by nominators were specific business and management practices and various companies’ commitment to employees and the community.

There are 6 general categories for nomination: “Outstanding Business Person of the Year”, “Developing Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Company of the Year”, “Philanthropic Business or Business Person of the Year”, “Lifetime Achievement Award”. This year’s nominees are:

Business Person of the Year

This year’s nominees include Leigh Lightbourn-Termath (Bahama Buy & Sell, Peter Taylor (Express Food Mart), Larry Albury (Freeport Jet Wash), Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch (Grand Bahama Shipyard)

Developing Entrepreneur

Tim & Rebecca Tibbits (Flying Fish), Britney Baldwin (Sweet Affairs), Billie Bowe (Benchmark Consultants), and Ravano Ferguson (Fast Track Management).

Company of the Year - Large

Grand Bahama Shipyard Company and Sanitation Services Co. Ltd.,

Company of the Year - Small

Sav Mor Drugs and Town and Country Maintenance Company

Philanthropic Businessperson

Karen Clarke, Tip Burrows / GB Humane Society

Lifetime Achievement

Anita Doherty and Peter Koll

Final winners will be chosen by the Awards Committee based on several factors including: Business age; Nature of activities; Historical performance – business achievements; Contribution to Bahamian economy; Management/Employee Relations; Contribution to employment and employee training; Commitment to fair and honest conduct in the marketplace; Contribution to the community, or a charity.

Previous winners include Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Harold “Sonny” Waugh & Sir Albert Miller, (2008), Rev. Havard Cooper,(2009), T. Maitland Cates (2010), Edward St. George (2011). Business Person of the Year recipients Cleveland Duncombe (2008), Donald “Don” Roberts (2009), Keith Rolle (2010), Jeremy Cafferata (2011)

Developing Entrepreneur of The Year recipients Sally Gaskin & Sharon Glover (2008), Noel & Britton Clarke (2009), Peter Taylor (2010). Company of The Year “Category A” recipients Regional Air, (2008), BWA (Freeport) Ltd. (2009), Butler’s Specialty Store (2010), MSC Bahamas (2011). Company of The Year “B” recipients Kelly’s True Value (2008), Sawyers (2009), Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Co. Ltd. (2010), Hutchison Port Holdings (2011). Philanthropic Business Person of the Year recipients Basil Neymour (2008), Frank Outten (2009), Waugh Construction (Bahamas) Ltd. (2010) Wallace & Georgette Groves Foundation (2111). Business Student of the Year recipients Bria Williams (2008), Dreshon Rolle (2009); President’s Award recipient Star General Insurance (2008), Grand Bahama Shipyard (2009), Atlantic Medical Insurance Company & Hutchison Port Holding Group (2010), BORCO (2011).

The Chamber will announce this year’s winners during the Gala awards ceremony on held at the Regency Theatre this weekend. The evening’s event commences at 7 p.m., followed by a Champagne After Party. Tickets are on sale at the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce office, they can be reached at info@gbchamber.org or 352-8329.

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