Family Business Awards Luncheon

This year’s Family Business Awards Luncheon took place on April 21, 2022 at the Brightwood Golf & Country Club, where we were honored to profile this year’s award recipients.

For the past 25 years, Family Business Association – Atlantic has been helping multi-generational family businesses
succeed by bringing them together to share knowledge, experience, and peer support.

During our 15 years of annual awards events, we have recognized, celebrated, and promoted the achievements and considerable contributions made by Atlantic Canadian family businesses and young entrepreneurs to our regional economy.

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2022 Luncheon

Our successful 2022 Family Business Awards Luncheon was held Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the Brightwood Golf & Country Club.

Family Business Atlantic is honored to recognize the accomplishments of three exemplary entrepreneurs at this year’s Awards of Excellence celebrations held last week in Dartmouth.

FBA President, Mark Peapell, opened the ceremony by acknowledging the Association’s 25th anniversary and congratulating the three award recipients. “We have been hosting this awards ceremony for 15 years and it is an event that is dear to our hearts because it provides us with an opportunity to celebrate so many entrepreneurs, family businesses, and to share the success of our accomplished members.”  

FBA’s Presenting sponsors, Colleen Ritchie representing the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub presented the Advisor of the Year Award to Dr. Margie Humphreys of Watermark Partners, and Mark Peapell presented the Family Business of the Year Award on behalf of MNP LLP to Peter Blunden of East Coast Laundry Systems. Supporting Sponsor, Dr. Albert James from Dalhousie’s Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity presented the Long-Standing Business Award to Colleen O’Toole of Lighthouse Transportation.

Dr. Margie Humphreys, Watermark Consulting: Family Business Advisor Award for 2022. 

Photo L-R: Francesca Radelich (MNP rep), Colleen Ritchie representing the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, Dr. Margie Humphreys, and Mark Peapell, FBA President

 

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O’Toole family from Lighthouse Transportation: Long Standing Business Award. 

Photo L-R: Francesca Radelich (MNP rep), Dr. Albert James (Dalhousie’s Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity), Colleen O’Toole, (Lighthouse Transportation) and Mark Peapell, FBA President

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Peter and Marge Blunden – owners of East Coast Laundry Systems: 2022 Family Business of the Year Award

Photo L-R: Francesca Radelich (MNP rep), Colette Robichaud, Bob Blunden, Peter Blunden, Greg Blunden, Katherine Blunden and Mark Peapell, FBA President

 

Check out more photos from our 2022 event below.

Past Award Winners

2021 – Stephanie Clark and Jennifer Montgomery, Blue Door Group, The Italian Market, James F Lahey Glass

2020 – Dr. Robert Blunden, Blunden Construction Limited, Nevell Provo, Smooth Meal Prep, Aileen Reid, A.P. Reid

2019 – Beachcoast Earrings, Giffin Technologies, MacArthurs Quality Flowers and Plants

2018 – Northeastern Protection Services, Minuteman Press & Thian Carman

2017 – Stanhope Simpson

2016 – Fisher Transport Inc.

2015 – Cresco

2014 – Rideout Tools Inc.

2013 – Archway Insurance

2012 – Halifax Seed Company

2011 – J & T von Zutphen Construction Inc.

2010 – Polly Cello Ltd.

2009 – The Bragg Group of Companies

2008 – O’Regan’s

Special thanks to John Abbass of Econo Color for being our exclusive Association Photographer.
Most event photos are credited to Mr. Abbass.

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