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Mahone Bay tick spray inventor earns national award


AtlanTick founder and CEO Lisa Ali Learning has won the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards’ Ones to Watch Award. - Contributed
AtlanTick founder and CEO Lisa Ali Learning has won the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards’ Ones to Watch Award. - Contributed

Lisa Ali Learning, founder and CEO of AtlanTick Repellent Products Inc. of Mahone Bay, has been named a recipient of the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards’ Ones to Watch Award.

Lisa Ali-Learning, AtlanTick Repellent Products CEO and founder. - Josh Healey
Lisa Ali-Learning, AtlanTick Repellent Products CEO and founder. - Josh Healey

The Ones to Watch Award is dedicated to a female entrepreneur who demonstrates potential through her innovative ideas, keen business sense and solid plans for future profitable growth. The award is open to women entrepreneurs who have been in business more than one year but fewer than three years. Learning is one of five recipients being recognized in the category.

AtlanTick Repellent Products Inc. offers important information and a line of valuable tools to help people avoid tick bites and the host of debilitating diseases they can transmit. As tick populations and the incidence of lyme disease grows nationally and globally, AtlanTick offers an evidence-based approach to tick-bite safety, working alongside a team of scientists to develop safe, effective, prevention-based solutions for people, dogs and horses.

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognizes female business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy.

Candidates share an entrepreneurial vision in pursuing their dreams. The awards recognize business women from three major regions across Canada: East, Central and West. All nominees were required to submit thorough applications, which are reviewed and judged by a panel and subject to a due diligence performed by KPMG.

The program is an initiative of Women of Influence, an organization dedicated to advancing Canadian women.

From a pool of thousands of nominees, 23 finalists from coast to coast have been selected to represent seven award categories. The winners will be honoured at the Annual Awards Gala on Nov. 20 in Toronto.

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