Over 45 organizations were nominated by their peers for the prestigious business awards. An independent panel of six judges then went over the submissions and selected three finalists in each category.
Some of the highlights:
The Workplace Excellence Award, which recognizes an organization for a positive workplace and innovative human resource practices, has finalists in Browns Volkswagen, Grant Thornton, and Sylvan Learning Centre Charlottetown.
The finalists for the Retail Excellence Award include PEI Photo Lab, Receiver Coffee and Upstreet Brewery.
The Export Excellence Award finalists are Island Water Technologies, PEI Brewing Company, and Sekisui Diagnostics PEI Ltd.
The finalists for the Not-for-Profit Excellence Award include Bell Aliant Centre, PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation.