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Awards & Recognition

Chamber of Commerce Award

Greg MacPherson was given the Small Business Award for 2016 by the Greater Woodstock Chamber of Commerce.  Greg had just celebrated his 20th year in business, and his impact to the community was recognized.  Greg gave a speech to the Chamber where he thanked his team for an "incredible job" and his family for their support.

Circle of Excellence

Manulife Securities recognizes its top advisors in Canada by naming them to the Circle of Excellence.  Greg has been honoured to be part of this elite group every year for the past twelve years.  The Circle of Excellence represents the top 100 out of 1300 advisors across Canada.  Greg is currently ranked in the top 3 advisors with Manulife Securities Incorporated in Atlantic Canada.

Tradition of Excellence

In 2018, Greg was honoured with an invitation to Manulife Securities' Tradition of Excellence reception in Montreal.  Greg and his wife Sarah were the only invited guests from Atlantic Canada.  The reception was held at the beautiful and historic Le Mont Stephen Hotel where some of the top advisors in the country were recognized by Manulife Securities.  He has attended the Tradition of Excellence every year since.


Reader's Choice Award

Every year, the local newspaper (the Bugle-Observer) surveys their readers on their favorite businesses and services.  For several years, in the category of "Investment Companies", their readers have consistently voted Greg MacPherson / Manulife Securities as the best in this category.  This speaks to his reputation for high level of service and client satisfaction.

Melissa MacKenzie has shown her dedication to providing a premier level of service.  As a result, she has been voted #1 in the category of "Best Receptionist".  Melissa's role as Associate is to manage many of the administrative aspects of the office. It is very impressive that Melissa has been a multiple winner of this award and had been named in this category every year she has worked with our team.  This reflects her commitment to client service and her friendly personality.


Horizons Magazine Profile

In 2017, Horizons magazine, a magazine for Financial Advisors, wrote a three-page profile article on Greg MacPherson.  The focus of the article recognized the extensive community involvement that Greg has been a part of.  The article covers a few of the many initiatives and events that he has been involved with including the Family Night Sliding and the Kids of Steel Triathlon.  Read More.


Business Wellness Award

In 2019, Greg was presented with the Inaugural Business Wellness Award by Valerie Carmichael of the Western Valley Wellness Network.  This is the first ever award by this organization to a business for their contributions to the community and various wellness initiatives. 


Mayor's Levee Award 2020

Greg was presented a Certificate of Recognition from Mayor Arthur L. Slipp at the 2020 New Year's Levee.  The certificate was in recognition of his community support especially in regards to support for children and young families.