MYPIE introduce two new awards, announce recipients ahead of Sept 24 Gala

Miramichi, NB – Miramichi Young Professionals and Involved Entrepreneurs (MYPIE) are excited to announce the winners of their annual awards, which will be given out at the 8th annual MYPIE Gala on Saturday Sept 24, 2016 at the Riverside Entertainment Center.

This year MYPIE has introduced two new awards to recognize the contributions young professionals and entrepreneurs are making to the community in even more ways. The new categories of Customer Service Excellence Award and New Business of the Year will join the existing categories to recognize 5 winners in total.

This year’s recipients will be:

Entrepreneur of the Year – Gene Fowler - Loogaroo

Professional of Year – Andrea Paul – Horizon Health Nurse

Customer Service Excellence Award – Kenzie Godfrey - RBC

New Business of the Year – Mill Cove Coffee – Kathleen and James Smith

Community Champion – Blake Lynch

The awards will be presented at the annual MYPIE Gala Awards Reception that begins at 7pm with a cocktail and hor d’oeuvres reception, followed by the awards ceremony, and concludes with a dance featuring local band Crossover.

MYPIE President Adam Hambrook, Vice President Adam Lordon, and Secretary Breanne Tozer will once again host the evening. This event is a chance to celebrate the successes of our young professional and entrepreneurial community, network, and have some fun!

MYPIE would like to acknowledge our event sponsors including City of Miramichi and CBDC Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative

Tickets are $30 each or $200 for a table of 8. Tickets can be purchased at Town Hill Jewellery, The Cooperators, and River City Fitness, or by contacting any of the MYPIE Board of Directors. More information is available on our facebook page or MYPIE.ca. 

We hope to see you there!

MYPIE 2016 Award Gala Nominations

IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR ONCE AGAIN! DO YOU KNOW A HARD WORKING, YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OR ENTREPRENEUR WHO DESERVES TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!

WE ARE GETTING READY FOR THE 2016 MYPIE ANNUAL GALA AND NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO NOMINATE THAT DESERVING YOUNG PERSON, WHETHER THEY ARE A FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER, CO-WORKER OR THE FRIENDLY FACE YOU SEE WHEN RUNNING ERRANDS! 

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT IN ADDITION TO OUR ANNUAL THREE AWARDS OF PROFESSION OF THE YEAR, ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AND COMMUNITY CHAMPION WE ARE ALSO INTRODUCING TWO ADDITIONAL AWARDS FOR THE 2016 GALA, NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AND ACUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD. THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS AS TO WHO CAN NOMINATE (MEMBER OR NON-MEMBER, YOUNG OR NOT) YOU ARE WELCOME TO NOMINATE AS MANY INDIVIDUALS (OR TEAMS) AS YOU WOULD LIKE IN ANY CATEGORY.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AS WE WORK TOWARDS HOSTING AN OUTSTANDING GALA ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 AT THE RIVERSIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. TICKETS AND MORE DETAILS WILL BE COMING SOON SO BE SURE TO SAVE THE DATE! 

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION FORMS IS ON OR BEFORE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

COMMUNITY CHAMPION

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Team Up to Clean Up!

On Saturday, May 21st, 2016 Towne Auto Group's three locations (Towne Ford, Towne Mazda & Towne Auto Center) are teaming up with the Point Church to clean up this beautiful river of ours and any surrounding areas that want to participate!  Here is how it will work: Supplies can be picked up at any 3 of their locations or at either location for the Point Church. You can register your team or yourself at tagurit.ca and choose which area you would like to clean up. They will have trucks out the day of the clean up to pick up your bags once they are full. They will have prizes and a barbecue at the Point Church in Newcastle at noon to celebrate everyone doing a great job pitching in to clean up the city! You can check out more at the events Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/events/1028322913923640/

On Saturday, May 21st, 2016 Towne Auto Group's three locations (Towne Ford, Towne Mazda & Towne Auto Center) are teaming up with the Point Church to clean up this beautiful river of ours and any surrounding areas that want to participate! 

Here is how it will work: Supplies can be picked up at any 3 of their locations or at either location for the Point Church. You can register your team or yourself at tagurit.ca and choose which area you would like to clean up. They will have trucks out the day of the clean up to pick up your bags once they are full. They will have prizes and a barbecue at the Point Church in Newcastle at noon to celebrate everyone doing a great job pitching in to clean up the city!

You can check out more at the events Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1028322913923640/

Miramichi 2030!

On Saturday, March 19, 2016 a fantastic group of local young people came out to have truly inspiring discussion about the future of Miramichi! The event was Miramichi2030. It brought together Miramichiers in their 20s and 30s (and 20/30ish!) to give ideas and dream big about what we would like our community to look like in the year 2030.

It was a chance to imagine what we could build, and where we see opportunities and potential to make the Miramichi the best possible version of itself by 2030. Discussions were a round table format and were focused on two areas: community development and economic opportunities.

There was a fantastic turn out and discussion. As a result, the Miramichi 2030 Report was created and presented to the Mayor, City Council and MLA Lisa Harris. If you didn’t get a chance to attend the discussion or presentation don't worry, you can still see what this awesome group of local young people have to say in the Miramichi 2030 Report!

MYPIE Bringing East Coast Lifestyle Founder to Miramichi to share his tips for start-up success!!

On Wednesday November 25 at the Rodd Miramichi Alex MacLean, the founder of popular clothing line East Coast Lifestyle will be in Miramichi to share the story of how he founded the company at 23, when he was a student at Acadia University, how he transformed it into an international success story, and how Miramichi entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into successful businesses. After his talk, Alex will take questions for the crowd. 

This event will also feature a pop-up shop of East Coast Lifestyle merchandise for 30% off for all event attendees and a marketplace of entrepreneurial and business information from the City of Miramichi and RBC, the events two presenting sponsors, as well as the NBCC OASIS program. 

Tickets are available at Seasonsview Cafe, Towne Hill Jewellery and from MYPIE board members. Tickets will be $10 for member and $15 for non-members. There are only a limited amount available so get your early and don't miss out!!

Event starts with meet and greet at 6:30 with the presentation starting at 7:30. 

Don't miss out on this special night of networking, inspiration, and fun!! 

MYPIE GALA - 2015

The annual MYPIE Gala was once again a huge success that saw not only saw our deserving award recipients recognized, but also celebrated the successes of all young entrepreneurs and professionals in the Miramichi region with a fun, positive energy that carried on throughout the night . The event and the MYPIE organization itself are both in an exciting state of renewal, and these changes brought new life to the Gala. This year the event was moved to The Riverside Entertainment Centre and began with a cocktail and hor d’oeuvres reception, complete with a Vegas Style photo backdrop. The evening then moved into the awards ceremony with a welcome from the MYPIE Board of Directors, and greetings from MP Tilly O'Neill-Gordon, MLA Lisa Harris, and City Councillor Peggy McLean. The event was hosted by MYPIE board members Adam Hambrook, Breanne Tozer, and Adam Lordon. This year's recipients each had their accomplishments presented by the hosts. Winners were: Entrepreneur of the Year - Evan & Wade Hamilton- Best Price Auto Sales Professional of Year - Guy Richard - Mortgage Consultant at The Mortgage Centre Community Champion - Kim Hotton - Executive Director at Volunteer Miramichi, Board Member of Change Miramichi, and Board member of JMH Alumni. After the awards ceremony wrapped up the event shifted gears and attendees danced the night away to the popular music of Short Sweet Ride.

Check out more picture on our Facebook page - photos taken by Victoria Coy Photography