Top Companies Recognized At Saint John Business Excellence Awards

October 12th/ 2018


Oct.11, 2018 by HUDDLE staff


SAINT JOHN – Homestar Inc and InteliSys Aviation Systems Inc. shared the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Award, one of many awards handed out at the organization’s Outstanding Business Awards (OBA) gala Thursday night at the Delta Hotel.

Homstar Inc. began as a lawn-mowing and snow-plowing company serving the Kennebecasis Valley. The company has become a one-stop shop for renovations and maintenance needs for both residential and commercial properties.

Headquartered in Saint John, InteliSys Aviation Systems competes in a worldwide market. The company has a client list of 45-plus airlines across the globe.

The popular uptown restaurant Taste of Egypt received the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award.

Other award-recipients include Millennia TEA Inc, which took home the award the Emerging Enterprise Award.

The Chamber had previously announced many award winners that were recognized Thursday night:

  • The Chair’s Award: Acadia Broadcasting (CHSJ/The Wave).
  • The Big Heart Award: Key Industries.
  • The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Justin Barry, Ad-Just Lawn Maintenance.
  • The Passion for Change Award: Queens Square Events, recognizing organizers Andre Robichaud and Liam Freill.

The Chamber added a new category this year – the Developer Award, created to recognize development projects which have demonstrated excellence in adding value to the Saint John Community.

The inaugural award, co-presented by Develop Saint John and the City of Saint John, went both to Historica Developments and Saint John Community Loan Fund.