The Antigonish Town and County Business Community honoured its best last night.
The Antigonish Chamber of Commerce held its Business Awards Gala, recognizing outstanding achievement by local individuals and entrepreneurs.
The Young Entrepreneur Award winner this year is Tareq Hadhad of Peace by Chocolate. The Outstanding Customer Service Award, for an employee that demonstrates outstanding service is Linda Boyle with The Casket newspaper.
The Emerging Business Award recipient is Swinkels Bee Products, while the Export Recognition Award was presented to John Walsh Bagpipes.
Kell’s Enterprises was named winner of the prestigious Ian Spencer Excellence in Business Award.
A new award was also presented last night, recognizing Social Entrepreneurship. The winner of the Kay Thompson Desjardins Award for Social Entrepreneurship was CACL’s Food Services Group.