Nova Scotia Business
Laureate Archive

Commemorating the Nova Scotia
Business Hall of Fame Laureates

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Our Mission

To engage and inspire Nova Scotians and the world with the stories and the history of Nova Scotian business leaders through the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Laureates – titans of industry, business, and entrepreneurship.

2021 Laureates

Viola Desmond

Inducted 2021

A ground-breaking African Nova Scotian entrepreneur who built a new market in an emerging field with three successful verticals. Canadians know Viola as a civil rights leader, but her accomplishments also include her enterprises, and her many graduates who established businesses of their own within and beyond the Maritimes.

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Michael (Mickey) MacDonald

Inducted 2021

Micco Companies is a family owned and run business that oversees a portfolio of companies operating in land development, rental, retail, hospitality, fitness, warehousing, logistics and the beverage and alcohol industries. Mickey is a devoted family man, generous philanthropist, and community leader.

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David Hoffman

Inducted 2021

Situated in rural Nova Scotia, the Bragg Group of Companies includes Oxford Frozen Foods, Eastlink, and Inland Technologies. David's leadership talent has been applied to everything from the farming of wild blueberries, to full-service communications, to renewable energies, to airport services.

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Ernest, Arthur, Russell and Larry Theriault

Inducted 2021

A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd is the oldest and largest privately owned shipyard in Nova Scotia. The sons of Gus and Elizabeth Theriault, have built on their father's legacy by continually innovating, updating and adapting to the trends and changes in boat building, while skillfully expanding the business and diversifying operations.

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Laureate Advisory Council for the Creation of the Legacy Project (2017 – 2021)

Wadih Fares (chair)
Frank Sobey
Irene D’Entremont
Steve Smith
Chris Huskilson
Dr. Kristin Williams

Legacy Project Investors

Bill Black
George Caines
Sharon Calder
Richard Calder
Diane Campbell
Sir Graham Day
Irene D’Entremont
Jim Eisenhauer
Josephine Eisenhauer
Cathy Fares
Wadih Fares
Fred Fountain
Elizabeth Fountain
Chis Huskilson
Pete Luckett
Colin MacDonald
Al MacPhee
Ralph Medjuck
Shirlee Medjuck
Stephen O’Regan
Mary O’Regan
Steve Parker
Joe Randell
Bill Ritchie
Dorothy Rowe
Kenneth C Rowe
Joe Shannon
Steve Smith
Donald Sobey
David Sobey
Frank Sobey
Jim Spatz
Rob Steele
Annette Verschuren