Community Strait Area Chamber of Commerce Fall Awards Dinner By Melanie Holder - November 21, 2017 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Strait Area Chamber of Commerce president Richie Mann is seen here with Dillon Carter of Glad Tidings Christmas Shoppe, which was one of the evening’s Club 25 honorees. The award recognizes businesses that have been in operation for 25 years or more. Photo by Melanie HolderBernadette MacDonald accepted this year’s Export Achievement Award on behalf of Learn North Inc. Seen here are (from the left): Nicole Burden, Wanda MacLean, Bernadette MacDonald, Allana Richardson, and Tiffany Brown. Photo by Melanie HolderSeen here are (from the left): Richie Mann, Heather Austin of The Farmer’s Daughter, and her parents Ferne and Jim Austin. The Farmer’s Daughter was among the Club 25 Honorees for the evening. Photo by Melanie HolderFrancis Covin of DSM Nutritional Products took home the Safety Champion Award. Seen here are (from the left): Shari Grimes, Phillippe Gagnon, Richie Mann, Francis Covin, Nicolas Bequet, John Grimes, and Lana Brophy. Photo by Melanie HolderThe night’s top honours went to Les MacIntyre and Sue Phelan of Superport Marine Services, who were the recipients of this year’s Excellence in Business Award. Seen here are (from the left): Raymond Boudreau, Susan Phelan, Kathryn MacIntyre, Richie Mann, Grace MacIntyre, Les MacIntyre, and Paul Ryan. Photo by Melanie HolderStrait Area Chamber of Commerce President Richie Mann (left) is seen here with Paula and Matt MacDonald of B & E General Store. Their business was granted the 2017 Rising Star New Business Award. Photo by Melanie HolderDaniel Ross was the recipient of the “Strait Area Ambassador Award” for his work bringing motorcyclists from around the world to Cape Breton to enjoy the Cabot Trail. He is seen here with his daughter Anna Ross, and Strait Area Chamber of Commerce president Richie Mann (left). Photo by Melanie HolderMargie Beaton of the Gaelic College took home the Outstanding Customer Service Award at the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Fall Dinner and Awards Celebration. She is seen here with Strait Area Chamber of Commerce president Richie Mann.