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Local couple recognized as Rising Stars of the business community


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A plaque for the mantel is nice, but the recognition that the risk of starting a business and the hard work you put into it has paid off means so much more.

Ernesto Fuentes and Angela Bugden started Myvid just 15 months ago, and Wednesday evening their peers in the business industry awarded them as the “Rising Star” of 2014 at the Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards.

Fuentes said the acknowledgment is not just for them, but also recognition of each of the 30 businesses they have now done promotional or marketing videos for.

“It is what Myvid stands for,” he said. “By us helping small businesses to market or promote their businesses, we all win.”

It is about the benefit that everybody avails of from bringing people to visit western Newfoundland, according to the couple.

“It shows what we are doing is working,” said Bugden.

Their website proclaims they have one mission, to turn people’s vision into something beautiful and unique. It promotes the power of video in marketing.

The Rising Star award is given to a business that has been in operation for 1-5 years. The business is profitable and has demonstrated strong potential via growth, innovation, and leadership during the first years of operation. The business has demonstrated a culture of risk-taking and trailblazing, and has positioned itself to achieve similar success in the future.

Myvid was one of eight recipients of business awards Wednesday during a ceremony at Jennifer’s in Corner Brook. The other winners included The Orchid, City Beautification Award; Colemans, Best Customer Service Award; J. Osmond Design, Best Online Presence; Community Mental Health Initiative, Community Impact/Volunteer of the Year; Parts Centre Ltd., Special Recognition Award (over 25 years in business); Resource Innovations Inc., Youth Business of the Year; and Blanchard’s Heating and Cooling Ltd., Qalipu Business of the Year.

The board of trade also introduced a new initiative this year, a Walk of Fame. They introduced eight inductees for the first time ceremony — seven inductees from this area who have been recognized by the Junior Achievement Wall of Fame and a new one. The seven previously recognized recipients were Sir Eric Vanisttart Bowater, William James Lundrigan, J. Wayne Trask, Harry R. Steele, Arthur James Coleman, Bill Barry and Hubert Harnett.

The first original inductee into the Walk of Fame — which has not yet found a home — is Clyde Melendy. Melendy brought the first, and only, Toyota car dealership to Corner Brook. He also owned Western Mazda and Western Kia dealerships. he was also well known for his long association with charitable organizations and volunteer service himself.

A new inductee will be introduced annually.

A plaque for the mantel is nice, but the recognition that the risk of starting a business and the hard work you put into it has paid off means so much more.

Ernesto Fuentes and Angela Bugden started Myvid just 15 months ago, and Wednesday evening their peers in the business industry awarded them as the “Rising Star” of 2014 at the Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards.

Fuentes said the acknowledgment is not just for them, but also recognition of each of the 30 businesses they have now done promotional or marketing videos for.

“It is what Myvid stands for,” he said. “By us helping small businesses to market or promote their businesses, we all win.”

It is about the benefit that everybody avails of from bringing people to visit western Newfoundland, according to the couple.

“It shows what we are doing is working,” said Bugden.

Their website proclaims they have one mission, to turn people’s vision into something beautiful and unique. It promotes the power of video in marketing.

The Rising Star award is given to a business that has been in operation for 1-5 years. The business is profitable and has demonstrated strong potential via growth, innovation, and leadership during the first years of operation. The business has demonstrated a culture of risk-taking and trailblazing, and has positioned itself to achieve similar success in the future.

Myvid was one of eight recipients of business awards Wednesday during a ceremony at Jennifer’s in Corner Brook. The other winners included The Orchid, City Beautification Award; Colemans, Best Customer Service Award; J. Osmond Design, Best Online Presence; Community Mental Health Initiative, Community Impact/Volunteer of the Year; Parts Centre Ltd., Special Recognition Award (over 25 years in business); Resource Innovations Inc., Youth Business of the Year; and Blanchard’s Heating and Cooling Ltd., Qalipu Business of the Year.

The board of trade also introduced a new initiative this year, a Walk of Fame. They introduced eight inductees for the first time ceremony — seven inductees from this area who have been recognized by the Junior Achievement Wall of Fame and a new one. The seven previously recognized recipients were Sir Eric Vanisttart Bowater, William James Lundrigan, J. Wayne Trask, Harry R. Steele, Arthur James Coleman, Bill Barry and Hubert Harnett.

The first original inductee into the Walk of Fame — which has not yet found a home — is Clyde Melendy. Melendy brought the first, and only, Toyota car dealership to Corner Brook. He also owned Western Mazda and Western Kia dealerships. he was also well known for his long association with charitable organizations and volunteer service himself.

A new inductee will be introduced annually.

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