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Tony’s Meats up for exporting awards

Antigonish business Tony's Meats is up for two Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards. The awards are to presented June 12.
Antigonish business Tony's Meats is up for two Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards. The awards are to presented June 12. - Richard MacKenzie

Antigonish business Tony’s Meats is one of 11 companies to be honoured for their success in exporting, at the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards, June 12.

This year's 34th annual awards received a record number of applications under a revised format. Now, with five new categories, the awards will honour and celebrate businesses of diversity, new and innovating exporters, and those excelling nationally and internationally.

This year’s keynote speaker is Ross Simmonds, a digital marketing strategist, entrepreneur, and founder of Foundation Marketing. Simmonds will speak to his global experiences under the topic of; Embracing the Chaos: How to create opportunity from smart experiments.

                “We're proud to present a new and updated format for the awards, which includes shining a spotlight on the new, and diverse companies championing export in our province," Laurel Broten, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc., said.

“Exporters in our province are working tirelessly to sell Nova Scotia goods and services to the world, and we're excited to celebrate their accomplishments through the awards."

This year’s awards and nominees include:

New Exporter Champion of the Year nominees:

Dormie Workshop, Halifax

Passive Design Solutions, Hubley (HRM)

Spring Loaded Technology, Dartmouth

Business of Diversity Champion of the Year nominees:

Eleanor Beaton and Company Communications, Windsor

My Home Apparel, Truro

Passive Design Solutions, Hubley (HRM)

Canadian Market Champion of the Year nominees:

NOVACAD Systems Inc., Dartmouth

Shree Ganesh, Bridgewater

Tony's Meats, Antigonish

International Market Champion of the Year nominees:

BlueLight Analytics, Halifax

InterTalk Critical Information Systems, Dartmouth

NeoCon, Dartmouth

Innovation in Business Champion of the Year nominees:

BlueLight Analytics, Halifax

InterTalk Critical Information Systems, Dartmouth

Tony's Meats, Antigonish

In addition to the awards, there will be two free business workshops hosted at Pier 21’s Windsor Foundation Classroom; 9:30 to 11 a.m. - Making Global Feel Like Local: Growing your business through e-commerce, and from 2:30 to 4 p.m. - Harnessing Data Intelligence: What is your business desperately trying to tell you?

The awards luncheon will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at Kenneth C. Rowe Hall, Pier 21 in Halifax.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.novascotiabusiness.com/export-achievement-awards.

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