Leisure & Business Expo
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - Sunday, September 20, 2015

Media Release
2015 Annual General Meeting: Spring Dinner & Awards Gala

Port Hawkesbury, NSĖ May 4, 2015 Ė The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce will come together with business leaders and the community to celebrate another successful year at the Annual General Meeting: Spring Dinner and Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre.†

The event will begin with the Annual General Meeting from 4:00pm- 5:30 in the Shannon Studio, followed by the Presidentís Networking Reception from 5:30pm- 6:30, and lastly, the dinner and award presentations from 6:30pm- 8:00.† Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner provided by the Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro in Port Hood, live entertainment by members of Beech Hill, a live comedy routine, local economic updates, and awards presentations with videos.

Damian MacInnis, Executive Director of the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce expects a large turnout of over 280 people, making this the ideal networking event for all businesses in the region. ďOur AGM is one of our signature events that we look forward to every year. It gives us an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of our business and community leaders throughout the Strait Area. Our Regionís economy is revitalizing and we will be celebrating it with some great music, food and a live comedian.Ē

New to the event this year, will be the highly anticipated performance of live comedian with local roots, Bob Mann. Mann grew up in Cape Breton, and now works for the Senate of Dalhousie University in Halifax. He also works as a comedian and actor on stage, in short films, web seriesí and television and he frequently hosts a wide variety of events around Halifax city and beyond.

The highlight of the award presentations will be the Chamberís most prestigious, Jack Hartery Award which recognizes a lifetime of business and community excellence in Cape Breton & Mulgrave. 2015 marks the 13th year that the Chamber has recognized one of its members with this award. This year, the award will be presented to Sean Reid & Rosanne Tibbo of Mulgrave Machine Works Ltd. Other awards to be presented include: 1) The Kevin Beaton Heart of the Community Award which spotlights individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in recreation, business, and or health.† This yearís award will be presented to Amanda Mombourquette of St. Peterís, NS.† 2) The Cultural Award of Merit is sponsored by the Town of Port Hawkesbury and recognizes an individual or business that has enhanced awareness within the community of culture, visual, performing or literary arts. The winner of this award is Jimmy and Margie MacInnis for West Mabou Square Dances.† 3) The NSCC Leadership Award is presented to a student or volunteer group at NSCC Strait Area Campus who demonstrates leadership in community and/or school. 4) The Presidentís Award will be awarded by the Strait Area Chamber President, David Hart, to an individual whom has demonstrated outstanding volunteerism within Chamber activities.

Tickets can be purchased online: www.straitareachamber.ca. For more information, please contact the Strait Area Chamber office at 902-625-1588, or email ,

The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Annual General Meeting:
Spring Dinner & Awards Gala is sponsored by:

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