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Business Resilience Awards


Thank you for your interest in the 2022 Business Resilience Awards!
The 2022 awards are, once again, proudly presented by RBC.

Gala Event

2022 was a big year, and we plan to celebrate in style at the 2022 Business Resilience Awards gala!

With our membership thriving, another awesome year of business growth, and a new award category, Business Resilience is back and better than ever. Please join us at the Delta on November 24 for an evening of music, networking, and celebration.

2022 Award Categories

Opportunity Seeker Award

This award celebrates the creativity and ingenuity that your business used to reach and connect with customers this past year (September 2021 to September 2022). If you deployed new ways to communicate with your customers, or if you were able to build new relationships with market segments that you didn’t connect with before, we want to hear your story. Please tell us how you tapped into insights to promote and market your business differently and/or employ out-of-the-box thinking.


Boundary Pusher Award

This award celebrates thinking differently. If you used the circumstances of this past year (September 2021 to September 2022) to push boundaries and operate your business differently, we want to hear from you. Whether you pivoted to focus your business in a different direction, or if you expanded, altered or changed your offering, including your products and/or services, please tell us how you applied a new or unexpected way of thinking to your offering.


Service Star Award

This award celebrates businesses who built new connections with customers this past year (September 2021 to September 2022). Leveraging the often-unprecedented circumstances of this past year, you served customers in new and tailored ways. Maybe you launched a new service offering, you created an online store where you had only served customers in-person before or solved a common challenge your customers were facing. Whatever the specific circumstance, if you switched things up to better serve your customers, this is the award for you.


Community Champion Award

Two awards are given in this category: (1) For businesses with 20+ employees and (2) For businesses with 1-19 employees.

This award celebrates businesses who went above and beyond to support the community in which they operate this past year (September 2021 to September 2022). From pitching in to help neighbours, to launching a new business initiative that helps others during these challenging times, if you chipped in to support your community meet challenges, this is the award for you. The Community Champion of 2022 is a business that made outstanding contributions to the community through donations, time, effort and/or other means.


Business Builder Award

This award celebrates businesses who experienced an increase in demand for their product and service resulting in significant growth in sales, market share, or team this past year (September 2021 to September 2022). The Business Builder of 2022 will be a business that made outstanding leaps in success and growth to their bottom line.


Culture Creator Award

This award recognizes the role that people play in your business, and those businesses who create a space where everyone gets to be themselves, where hard work and commitment are recognized, and where corporate culture is central to the overall vision.

If you have taken steps to create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace, have a corporate culture initiative that is second-to-none, or can show that who you are and how you manage has helped you achieve your vision, this award is for you.

In short, the Culture Creator of 2022 will be a business that shows exemplary performance in living their values. They will have a corporate culture that is welcoming, diverse, inclusive, inspiring, positive, and healthy, because investment into your people is worth celebrating!


And the nominees are...

Community Champion (1-19 employees)

  • Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador   
  • Newfoundland Growlers  
  • St. John Ambulance   
  • TaskforceNL   
  • Whelan Wellness  

Community Champion (20+ employees) 

  • Catalyst Health  
  • Colemans   
  • Deloitte   
  • Rio Tinto IOC 
  • St. John's International Airport Authority 

Culture Creator

  • Catalyst Health   
  • CoLab Software   
  • St. John's International Airport Authority   
  • Fort Amherst Healthcare    
  • Growler Energy    
  • Rio Tinto IOC 
  • NJ's Kitchen    
  • NLCU    
  • Cyno   
  • Studio VERSŌ    
  • Trades NL   

Opportunity Seeker 

  •  Horizon Maritime 
  • Idea Factory   
  • Piatto Pizzeria  
  • Staycation NL   
  • Studio VERSŌ   
  • Whelan Wellness 

Boundary Pusher

  • Catalyst Health  
  • Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador   
  • Heave Away Waste Management   
  • Horizon Maritime  
  • Port of Argentia   
  • Studio VERSŌ   
  • The Leaside Group   
  • Whelan Wellness  

Business Builder 

  • Delta St. John’s Hotel & Convention Centre 
  • Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador   
  • Fort Amherst Healthcare   
  • NLCU   
  • People Stuff   
  • Piatto Pizzeria

Service Star

  • Catalyst Health  
  • Heave Away Waste Management   
  • Munn Insurance   
  • The Inn by Mallard Cottage   
  • Studio VERSŌ  
  • Rio Tinto IOC   

Past Winners

We are so proud of our 2020 and 2021 winners! As you will see, they are business big and small, all making a big impact in our business community!

2020 Award Winners

Opportunity Seeker: PAL Airlines
Boundary Pusher: St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
Service Star: Colemans         
Community Champion: ClearRisk
Business Resilience Award: Colemans

2021 Award Winners

Opportunity Seeker: Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
Community Champion (20+ employees): Harvey’s Home Heating 
Community Champion (1-19 employees): The Shop, SALT
Service Star: Avalon Laboratories
Business Builder: Saltwater Designs
Boundary Pusher: DF Barnes
Business Resilience Award: Alderwood Estates


Have questions? Don’t be stuck! Please contact Amanda to help you navigate the process.

Amanda Eid
Communications and Engagement Manager

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