2022 Nominees

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The Albert County Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards are quickly approaching on May 14, 2022, at Broadleaf Ranch, the first time in two years that the event has been able to go back to an in-person celebration. The excitement is growing with the announcement of its list of nominees.

“Now more than ever, it is important to recognize the hard work and resiliency of the entrepreneurs who play such a vital role in the success of our communities,” says Nathalie Gallant, Executive Director of the CBDC Westmorland Albert, whose organization has again proudly sponsored this year’s event.

This year’s businesses being recognized are:

Artistic Excellence Award

  • The Octopus’s Garden Cafe
  • Chris Colepaugh / CCLC Productions
  • RevelYOUTHsion Studio
  • The Hills Restaurant
  • Tipsy Tails Restaurant

Community Care & Service Award

  • Coverdale Counselling & Consulting
  • Darren Phillips Auto Repair
  • Fundy Farms Local Harvest
  • Serenity Pools & Landscaping
  • Tosh Taylor & The Podcast Hub

Tourism Excellence Award

  • ABConnect Travel
  • Cinnamon Soul Cafe
  • Falcon Ridge Inn
  • Five Bridges Neighbourhood Bar & Grill
  • Tipsy Tails Restaurant

Emerging Business of the Year

  • Evalu8-Evolve Business Coaching
  • Fundy Coast Farm
  • Luxe Salon
  • Mill Creek Automotive Inc.
  • RevelYOUTHsion Studio

Non-Profit of the Year

  • Bennett & Albert County Healthcare Foundation
  • Codiac Cycling Trails
  • Harvey Hall

Business of the Year

  • Atlantic Canada Language Academy
  • Coverdale Counselling & Consulting
  • CyberPR Army
  • Darren Phillips Auto Repair
  • Homestead Restaurant
  • Luxe Salon
  • Markoshi Creative
  • Red Roof Restaurant
  • Tipsy Tails Restaurant

The People’s Choice Award is presently being voted on by the public, where individuals can go online and vote for the favourite business nominated for this year’s event.

Lindsay Butland, the owner of Crooked Creek Convenience in Riverside-Albert, supported the event this year as a Platinum Sponsor because she feels it brings the working community of Albert County together. “It is a wonderful opportunity to see what is new in the area, and to see how Albert County is changing.  I feel all businesses can benefit from working alongside each other… We are stronger when we bring everyone together. It’s a great opportunity to appreciate each and every different business, because that’s what’s important to sustain this awesome little part of the world we all call home!”

This year’s celebration is highlighting how Albert County is changing, with the theme of “The Albert County Transformation”. Out of a time great change has risen amazing local businesses, whose perseverance, tenacity, and dedication serve, employ, and celebrate the region of Albert County. Byron Gourley is the owner of the Gateway Market, which will be opening its doors this May in Hillsborough. He will be joining the event as keynote speaker and can attest to the incredible transformation change has brought Albert County.

The night will be full of entertainment with the DJing of The Fresh Prince of New Brunswick, Markoshi Creative, a viewing of Albert County Home Sweet Home by Don Coleman, and a special greeting from photographer, artist, and nature enthusiast, Kevin Snair. Guests will enjoy a four-course meal of elevated Albert County cuisine, featuring local restaurants and food/drink producers that include Hearth & Hive, Fundy Farms: Local Harvest, Broadleaf Ranch, Wonderful Wacky Waffles, the Homestead Restaurant, Holy Whale Brewery, and Scow Cider.

For more information on the Albert County Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, the nominees, or to purchase your tickets please go to www.albertcountychamber.com/2022-accc-awards





Crooked Creek Convenience


Holy Whale




Evalu8-Evolve Business Coaching



Markoshi Creative

Home Hardware

Town of Riverview

Broadleaf Ranch




Village of Hillsborough

Friends of Fundy

Fundy Tourism

Serenity Pools & Landscape


Wilbur & Truman

Scotia Bank

RnR Solutions

Scott’s Kitchen

Wacky Wonderful Waffles

Homestead Restaurant

Hearth & Hive