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Newgate 180 joins select company as business of the year nominee in Ottawa-Carleton Region

MERRICKVILLE, ON – January 27, 2016 – Newgate 180 Drug, Alcohol and Gambling Addiction Treatment Centre has been nominated for a Business Excellence Award (BEA) by the West Ottawa Board of  Trade.

businessawardNewgate is nominated in the Community Support/Non-profit Organization category and according to Executive Director Peter Kunst, the nomination is a humbling experience.

“We are thrilled to be included in this nomination category as we know we are joining a very select group and many, many deserving nominees,” Kunst said. “And while it is such a Strategy pleasure to be nominated, it is even more gratifying to see our program being recognized by our peers and business colleagues in the Ottawa region.”

The West Ottawa Business Excellence Awards celebrate business excellence in the West Ottawa communities of Nepean, Kanata, Goulbourn and West Carleton and, according to officials, are a “validation” of an organization’s “hard work and dedication.” Each year, the nominations are submitted by the community with finalists and award recipients determined by a special selection committee. The award winners will be announced at a BEA Gala on February 25 at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa.

Newgate 180 was incorporated in 1975 as Gateway House. Its operating name was changed in 1999, but the commitment and dedication to providing immediate, effective treatment and educational programs that help individuals and their families as well as employers deal with the lifelong recovery from addictive behaviour remains the same.

“We work with people, sometimes broken people and broken families to help them put their lives back together and get back on track without addiction,” Kunst said. “Our clients tell us every day how we have changed their lives and now to be recognized for our efforts in the community is very welcomed news that tells me we are doing something right.”

Kunst added the not-for-profit organization has begun a “major marketing and communications effort” to increase its reach and name recognition in a number of key markets, including Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

“We have been serving a steady clientele in our Merrickville women’s and men’s facilities for decades,” Kunst said. “However, we know there are many people out there dealing with addiction who could use our services so we want to make sure if they are looking for us they can find us.”

Kunst said Newgate 180 has recently revamped its website, has introduced social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter and will be reaching out to specific organizations in the area to ensure employers and others are aware of its unique approach to treating substance abuse and gambling addiction.

For more information about the West Ottawa Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards, visit http://westottawabot.com/m/events/view/West-Ottawa-Business-Excellence-Awards

For more information, media may contact:

Peter Kunst
Executive Director
Newgate 180 Addiction Solutions
Merrickville, ON