The Cape Breton Partnership is excited to celebrate the resiliency of Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s businesses and the incredible contributions of their leaders across the region at the 2022 Economic Impact Awards, presented during the 2022 Cape Breton Partnership Investor Summit at the Keltic Lodge at the Highlands in Ingonish Beach.
“Though the last few years have been challenging for many across the region, we are excited and proud to be able to recognize business leaders and employers across Cape Breton – Unama’ki for their significant contributions during what has been an unprecedented time not only for businesses here at home, but around the world,” said Brian Purchase, Chairperson of the Cape Breton Partnership and owner of Schwartz Furniture and ServiceMaster in Cape Breton.
The 2022 Economic Impact Award recipients include Carbide; the Baddeck Waterfront Committee; the Port of Sydney; and We’koqma’q First Nation/ We’koqma’q Aquaculture Venture.
“We are extremely honoured to receive one of this year’s Economic Impact Awards. This award is an affirmation of the focus and commitment of our leadership, past and present, as well as the support from our community and Unama’ki-Cape Breton as a whole,” said Storm Gould, Director of Marketing and Communications for We’koqma’q First Nation. “Our commitment to the success of this island and driving growth to rural Cape Breton is no secret, we have quickly become a rising star in the aquaculture industry and are one of the leaders in rural full-time job creation right here in Cape Breton. We see a bright future for We’koqma’q and look forward to realizing this potential in the years to come.”
“Our recipients of the 2022 Economic Impact Awards are all organizations from various industries who have worked extremely hard to make a lasting impact on our economy, and it is an honour to be able to celebrate their impacts and accomplishments here at the beautiful Keltic Lodge at the Highlands today,” added Tyler Mattheis, President and CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership.
The 2022 Economic Impact Awards, which attracted more than 20 nominations from Investors of the Cape Breton Partnership, are presented by Seaside Communications, Coastal Business CBDC, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, and Bear Head Energy. To be nominated, an organization or business must have demonstrated a noted economic impact on Cape Breton – Unama’ki through new investment, innovation, and/or workforce development and been nominated by an investor of the Cape Breton Partnership.
Director of Communications, Cape Breton Partnership
About the Cape Breton Partnership
The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit https://capebretonpartnership.com.
Sydney, NS – Safety was top-of-mind on May 4 as more than 200 professionals representing several industries gathered at Membertou Trade & Convention Centre for the 2022 Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium, hosted by the Cape Breton Partnership in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration and WCB Nova Scotia.
A key highlight of the day was the 2022 Safety First in Cape Breton Awards ceremony, presented by Protocase, where occupational health and safety champions were recognized for their contributions in building a strong safety culture and going above and beyond to make their workplace, and all of Cape Breton – Unama’ki, the safest place to do business.
The 2022 Safety First in Cape Breton Awards recipients include:
- Safety Culture Champion Award: Victoria Co-operative Fisheries Ltd.
- Engagement Ally Award: Paul Kehoe, Health & Safety Supervisor, Port Hawkesbury Paper, and Craig Thiel, Manager, Occupational Health & Safety Eastern Zone, Nova Scotia Health
- Innovation Expert Award: Krista MacInnis, Administrative Assistant, Municipality of the County of Inverness.
“The Safety First in Cape Breton Network created these awards to honour employers and employees across a diverse range of organizations who are committed to making our Island’s workplaces the safest places to work and do business,” said Tyler Mattheis, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “It was a privilege to be able to celebrate and recognize these organizations and individuals in person, and alongside our partners who help make this event such a success, and who work hard every day to improve workplace safety for all of us.”
The 2022 Symposium welcomed more than 200 delegates to the 10th annual Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium this year. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, visit an industry trade show, and participate in interactive breakout sessions that underscored how safety can be ingrained into our workplace cultures and everyday lives.
The Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium is the only event of its kind in Cape Breton – Unama’ki and is committed to making the Island the safest place to work and do business by prioritizing physical, psychosocial, and mental health of the workforce in our region. For additional details on the Safety First in Cape Breton Network, Symposium, and Awards please visit www.safetyfirstcapebreton.com.
Cape Breton Partnership
About the Cape Breton Partnership
The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live, work, and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. Learn more at https://capebretonpartnership.com/.
About the Safety First Cape Breton Network
The Safety First Network demonstrates Leadership by providing safe work environments for employees, distributing online newsletters to share with industry about safety related topics, highlight the work of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration, and WCB Nova Scotia, while showcasing the safety champions in the Cape Breton – Unama’ki region.