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SUBJECT: Nora Duke, Fishers'Loft to be recognized by Memorial's business faculty
DATE: May 6, 2014

Note to editors:
 
Business leaders Nora Duke and John and Peggy Fisher will be honoured by Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration at its annual Partners Celebration on Thursday, May 8.
Ms. Duke, president and CEO of Fortis Properties, will receive the 2014 Alumni Honour Award. Ms. Duke (B.Comm.(Hons.) ’83, MBA ’89) has worked with the Fortis Group of Companies for 28 years in a variety of senior leadership and executive positions.
The Fishers will be presented with the Gardiner Centre Newfoundland and Labrador 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Fishers’ Loft in Port Rexton, Trinity Bay. The inn began as a four-room bed and breakfast in 1997 and has grown into a 33-room inn with a restaurant, executive conference centre and art gallery with 20 employees.
Members of the media are invited to attend the Partners Celebration, which is the business faculty’s annual celebration that brings together members of the faculty and business community with students and alumni to pay tribute to those who have achieved excellence in business while using their skills and expertise to contribute to their peers and communities./
Partners will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. The awards presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting Wanda Whelan at (709) 864.2182 or wwhelan@mun.ca.

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