Originally posted by the Cape Breton Post.

SYDNEY, N.S. — Two men who played significant roles in the development of Cape Breton’s fishing industry, a resort and a development firm will be honoured at the Cape Breton Partnership’s fifth annual Economic Impact Awards.

The awards, sponsored by Atlantic Lottery Corporation and Bear Head LNG, recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated superior leadership in Cape Breton’s business community. The partnership will present the awards during its annual Investor Summit Gala Dinner at the Keltic Lodge at the Highlands today.

The 2018 Economic Impact Award recipients include the late Brian Samson, founding partner of Premium Seafoods Ltd.; the Inverary Resort, and its longtime proprietors the MacAulay family; Harbour Royale Development Ltd., owned by longtime philanthropist, Martin Chernin; and the Late Dannie Hanson, vice-president of sustainability with Louisbourg Seafoods.

“Each of these business leaders, and the businesses they represent, have made profound contributions to Cape Breton Island and deserve our thanks and recognition,” Carla Arsenault, CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership, said in a news release.

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