Business Awards of Distinction nominees announced

Gala event Sept. 24

The 2011 Business Awards of Distinction will take place in Campbell River on Saturday, Sept. 24 to celebrate and recognize business excellence in our community.

The event’s theme is “Success Beyond the Lemonade Stand” which recognizes and honors the foundation and fundamentals of business success. The gala evening takes place at the beautiful and historic Tidemark Theatre and will feature a sumptuous selection of appetizers as well as a no-host bar and the Chamber’s signature cocktail. Door prizes, a live auction, and of course, the announcement of the 2011 Business Awards of Distinction winners, will round out the event.

The public Call For Nominations brought in a record number of well qualified nominees in seven categories. An independent panel of judges comprised of community and business leaders throughout Campbell River is evaluating the nominations to determine the winners in each category. All nominees will also be evaluated for the Family Friendly Award category and the Environmental Sustainability Award category bringing the total number of awards to nine.

Tickets are now available on line at www.campbellriverchamber.ca . This popular and prestigious business event always sells out so be sure to get your tickets soon.

Nominees:

Micro Business of the Year honors a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community. (1-5 employees)

  • Campbell River Fit Body Boot Camp
  • City Smiles Dental Centre & Dental Hygiene Inc.
  • Coach Shannon
  • Erin Wallis Photography
  • GCS Technology
  • Hidden Harbour B & B
  • Hilmark Boats Inc.
  • Imagination Unlimited
  • Lube-X Fast Oil Change
  • Trendwest Millwork Ltd.

Small Business of the Year honors a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community. (6-25 employees)

  • 287 TAXI
  • 99.7 The River
  • Alitis Investment Counsel Inc.
  • All In One Party Shop
  • Anchor Cove Electric
  • Brown’s Bay Resort & Marina
  • Budget Blinds
  • Campbell River Hyundai
  • Coastal Black Estate Winery
  • Mainstream Biological Consulting Inc.
  • Sundance Java Bar
  • Windsor Plywood

 

Intermediate Business of the Year honors a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community. (26-49 employees)

  • Anchor Inn & Suites
  • Banners Restaurant
  • Coastal Community Credit Union
  • Finning Ltd.
  • Nootka Marine Adventures
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Riptide Marine Pub
  • T-Mar Industries

 

Large Business of the Year honors a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community. (50 employees or more)

  • Mainstream Canada
  • Badinotti Net Services Canada
  • Discovery Foods
  • Marine Harvest Canada

 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year honors a business owner or founder under the age of 35 who has excelled in business; exemplified leadership and entrepreneurial skills; and demonstrated exceptional vision that has contributed to business success.

  • Aum Song Troughton, Embody Wellness
  • Erin Wallis, Erin Wallis Photography
  • Heather Larkam, Urban Dance Connections
  • Johanthan Kervin, WebSense Solutions
  • Scott Kilby, Campbell River Hyundai

 

Not-for-Profit Business of the Year honors a not for profit business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community. (Must be a registered not for profit)

  • Business & Professional Women’s Network
  • Campbell River Head Injury Support Society
  • Campbell River Hospice Society
  • Campbell River Hospital Foundation
  • Centre for Aquatic Health Science Society
  • Middle Bay Sustainable Aquaculture Institute
  • Tidemark Theatre Society

 

Outstanding Business Leader of the Year honors a current or retired business person who has displayed a significant commitment to the success of both his/her business and the community as a whole; demonstrated business leadership and vision; and served as a positive role model or mentor for other business people in the community.

Qualified nominees to be announced in late August.

The Chamber 2011 Business Awards of Distinction are presented by Meyers Norris Penny, in partnership with The Campbell River Mirror and 97.3 FM The Eagle.

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