Top 50 CEOs of 2017

Top 50 CEOs of 2017



ST. JOHN’S, OCT. 26, 2017 – One of only 17 women named to Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs of 2017, was honoured tonight with the pinnacle award at the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) 20th annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. 

Patsy Tremblett-Di Nillo, President & CEO, Prima Information Solutions Inc. in St. John’s, took home the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award at NLOWE’s 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards on October 26th, held at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. In 1995, her entrepreneurial spirit, together with her determination and drive, led her to establish Prima. From its small beginnings, Tremblett-Di Nillo has grown Prima to become a leading expert in the field of Records and Information Management in Canada. Reflecting on her success, Tremblett-Di Nillo attributes it to always going with her gut. “I don’t know how long I would have remained in business without trusting my instincts and having an amazing team supporting me.” 

The award recognizes a long-time entrepreneur who has made a significant impact on the economy, and whose success is an inspiration for other women in business. The Entrepreneurial Excellence Award is sponsored by RBC - Royal Bank. “Winning this award is an honour and I am very humbled by it,” says Tremblett-Di Nillo. “I know many of the people that have received this award and they are all amazing women.” Tremblett-Di Nillo was one of nine women business owners honoured at the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. 

“For two decades NLOWE has been honouring the outstanding women business owners of Newfoundland and Labrador through our Entrepreneur of the Year Awards,” says Hilda Broomfield-Letemplier, president of NLOWE’s Board of Directors, “and this year is no different. This evening’s winners are helping create a stronger and more diverse business landscape in this province and we are happy to celebrate them and their contributions.”

The awards gala was attended by over 200 people including the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, and Deputy Government House Leader and Susan Drodge, Director of Policy, Economics, and Communications for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) as well as other government representatives, members of the business community and industry professionals from across the province.

NLOWE is the only provincial organization that is dedicated exclusively to the support of women in business, offering a provincial network of community partners and women business owners as well as training, resources and opportunities to help women develop and grow their businesses. NLOWE provides services to women in business thanks to ACOA, Status of Women Canada, and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.


I have had the pleasure of working with the team from PRIMA since July of 2013. They have always been courteous, efficient and professional from the very beginning. From the simplest questions that I have to the most extreme case of a total computer crash at our office, they treat every call as if it’s the most important thing they have to do that day. I have NEVER had the frustration of waiting to have a problem solved or a question answered. We are very fortunate here at East End Dental to get to work with such a great company.