Business of the Year: (6-25 employees) – 2015 Chamber Award Nominees

We would like to thank all of the nominees for participating in this year's Chamber Awards.

Honors a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and an outstanding commitment to quality and the community.

Sponsored by Pioneer Home Hardware



Alitis Investment Counsel Inc.

Alitis Investment Counsel is an investment management firm licensed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Alitis was founded in 2009 with the distinct vision of giving investors stable returns with less risk! We have embraced a more advanced way of building portfolios by adding meaningful allocations of alternative investments.  Over a full market cycle, we expect our diversified, multi-asset class approach will offer significantly more protection in market downturns and to out-perform most other traditional strategies.  At the core of our company is an expert team of leading portfolio managers who value the unique needs of every client.  Alongside the rest of the Alitis team, we offer specialized service that meets the ever-changing challenges of today’s volatile markets.  We help professionals, businesses, and individuals build and protect their valued investments and prepare for the future.


All In One Party Shop

For over 20 years, All In One Party Shop has been providing quality tent, event and decor rentals in Campbell River & The Comox Valley. We are pleased to offer not only the largest inventory of rentals on the North Island but also the largest delivery area with service throughout Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands. We pride ourselves on being North Vancouver Island’s only full service rental provider to offer a full time in-house event designer & florist based out of our Comox Valley Showroom & Design Centre. Our team will work with you to create your dream event and promise that your needs will be our #1 priority. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner party, elaborate outdoor wedding or gala fundraiser, we will do our very best to make your event truly unforgettable.


Associated Tire and Auto

Associated Tire and Auto is a full service automotive and tire repair facility, located in Campbellton. Our automotive technicians repair and maintain all make and model vehicles, ranging from vintage vehicles, race cars, hot rods to your family minivan, SUV and pick-up truck. Our Tire Department sells and repairs tires and wheels for passenger, off road, commercial and industrial type vehicles. Chances are, if it has an engine and tires we can help you, and if we can’t, we’ll do our best to find someone who can!


Badinotti Net Services Canada Ltd.



Brown’s Bay Resort

Brown’s Bay Resort is a family run Resort that encompasses a Marina, RV Park, Restaurant and rental cabins. Situated on the outskirts of Campbell River to the North, we are truly dedicated to the overall experience of our guests. We are proud to offer such a great product to the local guests and those that travel from around the world to stay with us. With a marketing strategy stretching from local to Europe, we are dedicated in making sure that Campbell River is not only on the Vancouver Island map but rather the World Map. Brown’s Bay is also the gateway to the northern remote islands. Therefore, we are pleased to provide the “Island Locals” a base to have access to all the amenities that Campbell River offers for services and supplies. The Resort is very dedicated to the community with involvement in the parades, local CR fundraisers including the Loggers Sports, Rotary Club and Camaryn’s Cause For Kids and the biggest, our annual Charity Chum Derby. The Resort’s donations achieved from the Derby, benefits all of Campbell River through the dedication of Greenways Land Trust!! Brown’s Bay Resort is very proud to call Campbell River “Home”.


Campbell River Hyundai

The Brand new Campbell River Hyundai has been open since December 2014. Our dealership was located on Coulter road in a leased building, behind another dealership with no highway exposure. Scott Kilby purchased the Hyundai franchise in 2009 with Gary and Darnell Thulin. After successfully increasing sales, service, parts sales and customer retention in 2012, Scott was able to purchase 100% of shares of Campbell River Hyundai. Then the hard work began of searching for a new home for the CR Hyundai dealership. The Thuiln family along with Allison and Scott Kilby purchased a 9 acre parcel of land on Meredith road/ North Island Highway in January 2014. It was then after we received approvals from Hyundai Canada, City council and the environment department of the BC government, we started construction in June 2014. Then the phone call came in that changed everything, Hyundai Canada was going to change the Image of the dealership. Scott was given a choice to proceed with the current Image or be one of the first launch the new Image stores in Canada.

We decided to be leaders with Hyundai Canada, and move forward with the brand new Image from Hyundai. Our new Image is a huge success and we feel very happy and proud of our new location. Hyundai Canada is using our store to showcase the changes other dealership will need to complete and they call us the HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP THAT COULD.


Campbell River Veterinary Hospital

We are a small animal hospital that opened in 1976. Aside from being a full service veterinary hospital, we also offer pet boarding and dog grooming. We work with local rescue groups as well as the SPCA and the local feral cat groups.


Charcare Home Support

Charcare, created December 2012, by myself. After working for so many years as a trained nurse, I felt I still had more to give, moving to Campbell River, I felt I could contribute to the community with home support for the elderly and housebound. We cover most of the activities of daily living, which include personal care which covers:

* Showering, nails cut, hair, dressing, shaving.

* Meal preparation, asking what the client likes to eat and cooking it, getting the client to help prepare meal. (option)

* Light housekeeping- keeping on top of the job

* Medical appointments – Gp, hospital appointments, wherever you want to go.

* Transport – just to go shopping , maybe the hairdresser, or food shopping.

* Respite @2540 Spring Road, need a vacation

* Medications

* going out for lunch

* twenty four seven care in their own homes.

Charcare works to needs of the client, we assess each client based on their own needs.


Coastland Veterinary Hospital

At Coastland, our devoted staff provide high quality, individualized healthcare to your furry family friend. We honour the importance of the human-animal bond and care for all our patients with kindness and compassion. Our services include health exams and vaccines as well as acupuncture and surgical services. We maintain a well-stocked in-house pharmacy. We offer in-house diagnostics and digital xrays and after-hours emergency services to our clients. We believe in open and honest communication with our clients. We practice a team-based approach to medicine and our staff are devoted to lifelong learning.


Daves’ Bakery

Daves’ Bakery is a small, proudly Canadian, privately own bakery located in a heart of Willow Point in Campbell River, BC open 6 days a week, service to a range of clients from home-owners, business, schools and tourists. Our product range of many types of bread (from regular to artisan) as well as a wide selection of sweets, treat and pastries. Not to mention properly done soups from ground-up and sandwiches that are made fresh to order.


Denise Mitchell Interiors

Denise Mitchell Interiors is a full-service interior design firm providing professional interior design, 3D rendering services, computer aided drafting and construction project management services to Campbell River and greater North Vancouver Island. Our firm provides services for residential, commercial, and hospitality projects ranging in size from 5000 to100,000 square feet.

2 HILLS RENOVATION CONTRACTOR is a full-service construction firm specializing in residential and commercial renovations. Our firm provides construction services and project management for projects that range from interior bath and kitchen renovations to new construction and construction additions for local residential projects.

We also provide experienced commercial interior construction with a specialized focus on office and hospitality construction ranging in size from 1,000 to 50,000 square feet.


Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd.

Discovery Marine Safaris’ mission is to make our passion of all our local wildlife yours! We want you to have a first class experience with us that’ll become the highlight of your vacation as it has become for many of our guests!


Dogwood Pet Mart

Dogwood Pet Mart is an independent retail pet food and supply store serving Campbell River and the North Island for 30 years.

We carry a huge selection specialty, holistic and nutritional pet foods , a vast array of supplies including treats, toys and accessories; everything a pet owner requires to accommodate their pet’s needs.

Dogwood Pet Mart is a business that prides itself on excellent customer service, an expansive inventory of quality products and knowledgeable, friendly staff, who are dedicated to making our customer’s pet food and supply shopping experience easy and enjoyable.


Dr. Kevin Lathangue and Associates – Dogwood Dental Health Centre

We provide our patients with a high level of comprehensive dental care utilizing the most up to date technologies and procedures. We maintain a professional and caring environment towards our patients. Our team members are passionate about their jobs and strive to develop and maintain long term relationships with their patients.

Our goal is to provide long term and predictable solutions to address all of our patients’ dental needs, concerns and desires. By educating our patients we are able to help them reach and maintain their optimal oral health goals. We emphasize the importance in the “Continuity of Care” for all of our patients and to ensure that they leave every appointment feeling satisfied and confident in having their needs met.


Eden Street Salon and Day Spa

Eden Street Salon and Day Spa celebrates its 14th Anniversary this year being Campbell River’s only full service day spa and salon. Eden Street is an elegant and intimate retreat in the heart of Campbell River’s Georgia Park and takes pride in offering the finest head to toe beauty services.


Fitness Etc

Fitness ETC is your one stop shop for all your health and fitness needs. Finally a store with knowledgeable staff to help you obtain your goals, huge selection and great prices. Without our customers we wouldn’t be here. It is them that keeps us smiling from the minute we unlock the door to the time we lock it back up for the day. Every day is a new adventure as you never know what kind of help a customer will need. Could be help with a diet, training advice, supplement advice or personal advice. That is why we are here 7 days a week. We have been in their shoes and learned from some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry, so what better way for us then to take that knowledge and pass it onto our customers.


Fresh Dental

Fresh Dental is a modern dental clinic located in Campbell River’s new Timberline Village Mall. Dr. Hildebrand and her team offer high quality, affordable and comfortable dental care that is personalized for each patient’s needs. They are proud of the exceptional service they provide.


FYidoctors – Campbell River

For 21 years the doctors at FYidoctors-Campbell River, have been caring for your eyes. Our story began with Dr. Scholfield and Dr.Melville in the Comox Valley. This clinic grew over time becoming the Comox Valley Optometry Clinic and in 1994 the Willow Point Optometry Clinic. In 2003 Dr. Bob Somerville entrusted his patients to us when he retired. We then became Coastal Eyecare Centres and now FYidoctors! In 2008, we collaborated with 30 other optometrists in Western Canada to form FYidoctors. This has allowed us to offer our community the most advanced optometric care and the highest technology eyewear available. We are proud of what we have created, FYidoctors–Campbell River offers more than just eye exams and eyewear, we provide complete eyecare solutions that use leading edge technology to get a full picture of your eyes and find the perfect vision solution for you. Our technologically advanced diagnostic equipment including, Optomap 3-D retinal imaging, aids in the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma, macular degeneration, hypertension and diabetic retinopathy.

The team at Fyidoctors–Campbell River is dedicated to making a positive difference for you and for our community. We thank our patients, for trusting us to care for your eyes.


Great Canadian Oil Change

Great Canadian Oil Change is a franchised drive-thru oil change facility that has developed it’s reputation on the basis of : Price Leadership & Quality Leadership.

The franchises are known for their thorough and constant high quality service, using only new vehicle warranty approve products. Visiting our facility is a consistently friendly, polite and competent experience. Again, price leadership does not mean that service is compromised.

The franchise concept has over the years come to include all fluids that require maintenance in your vehicle. We look after radiator anti-freeze, (flush and change), transmission (flush and change), differential and transfer case fluids, power steering fluid and washer fluids. Other products and services available are wiper blades, headlights, air, fuel and cabin filters, serpentine belts as well as a complete line of oil additives. Oil products are sold from our new vehicle warranty approved basic Valvoline line of high performance and synthetic oils, with a complementary offering of other brands of oil.


Industry Hair & Body Care

Industry Hair & Body Care was founded in October of 2013 by Sam Hubbard as a different take on the existing salon/spa model in Campbell River. We offer a full service hair salon combined with a spa section which focuses on the specialized body-care treatments in local demand. What makes us unique is the client experience. What works for us is offering big city expertise with small town concierge service. From staff to clients to vendors, the people of this community are the core of our business. We are honoured to find that our approach is working. After our first year of business we came in the top ten for the Premiers Choice Award for all of BC. That was followed up with winning the Campbell River’s Choice Award for Best Salon. However it’s always important to keep moving forward. Our latest venture is a partnership with School District 72 in offering a Cosmetology Program for high school students in Grades 11-12. The will learn the Industry way, and be able to apply what’s worked for us as Industry stylists or at other local businesses. This is an exciting year, and we’re so honoured to be accepted by the community.


Island Funeral Services

In 2000, after successfully establishing Comox Valley Funeral Home in Courtenay in 1993, Kent and Rosemarie Roduck, both licensed funeral directors expanded to Campbell River, opening an arrangement, pre-arrangement office at Georgie Quay. Kent and Rosemarie had been serving a number of Campbell River families from their Courtenay location so establishing a Campbell River office to better serve those families seemed logical.

In 2003, Island Funeral Services was approached by the City of Campbell River, asking if we would consider building a niche wall, since there appeared to be interest from the community and their budget was restrictive. Island Funeral Services not only agreed to assist the city by building the niche wall, but proposed to build a 2500 square foot building on the Elk Falls Cemetery, consisting of a committal and gathering area for “celebrations of life,” as well as funeral services and a scattering garden all conveniently located on the cemetery property, to enhance the niche walls. This full service facility to date, does not exist on any other municipal cemetery on Vancouver Island outside of Victoria.

Further expansion took place at Elk Falls, in 2014, when a new state of the art 400 niche columbarium project, the “Tranquility Garden” was completed, and dedicated by Deputy Mayor Ron Kerr in July as part of our public open house and tour.


Island Return It Campbell River

Island Return It Recycling Centre in Campbell River has been operating since 1998. We recycle Electronics, Small Appliances, Paint, Light bulbs and many more all at no charge. Island Return It is involved in the Community by supporting several teams and local organizations. Being involved in the community, recycling, taking care of our environment is our lifestyle, because recycling is not a chore but a way of living. Open 7 days a week to serve you better. Thank you for recycling!


Odyssey Computers Ltd.

Odyssey Computers was opened in Campbell River by Sue Johnson in 1987 as a home business which grew so rapidly that within six months she had to move the operation to the present retail location. She was later joined by business partners Don Andrews in 1988, and Dave Shook in 1997. The three owners have always believed that Customer Service is their #1 priority, and together with their staff, have proudly served their customers on the North Island for over 28 years. Having started the business when personal computers were in their infancy, they have witnessed tremendous changes and technological advances in the industry and have the experience to provide knowledgeable and easily understandable advice to their clients. Odyssey Computers has Service Technicians available for in-shop and on-site service calls who are proficient in all areas of computer service, from virus removal in their full service shop, to setting up a server and network at a client’s office. The retail store offers a wide variety of new computer systems, laptops, hardware, refurbished computers, accessories, cables, parts and much more.


OK Tire & Auto Service

OK Tire & Auto Service located in Willow Point has served this community since 1972. Each OKTire store is independently owned and operated giving local owners the opportunity to tailor the products and services they offer to the area they serve. It is a local service with the benefit of national support, where you get nationwide warranties on tires and mechanical services and the personal service of a local owner/manager.


Preston Jewellers

We have been in business here in Campbell River since 1975. The owner, Brian, has been an active member of the local Rotary club for almost as long.

The purpose of Preston’s is to supply current jewellery and accessories for our customers. We also offer repairs and services for jewellery and watches. Over the last 40 years, we’ve seen many trends come and go, and it’s always our desire to help keep people shopping local by finding what’s current and offering it here in Campbell River.

Through Rotary, Preston Jewellers has donated thousands of dollars of prizes and gifts towards fundraising for local projects. On top of this, Preston Jewellers donates to approximately 30 charities in Campbell River – some include MS, Cops for Cancer, Lyndon’s Legacy, local dragon boat racing teams, special Olympics, Camp Homewood, Lighthouse kitchen, Camryn’s cause.

Preston’s also donates towards international projects, through various NGO’s, sponsoring 6 children overseas at this time. Brian himself took over welding goggles and other safety supplies to Thailand shortly after the tsunami. He has also participated with Rotary in Peru distributing wheelchairs.

Kimberley participates on the Community Services Recreation and Culture Commission at present. In the past she has been involved in the torch relay promotion committee, amongst other various activities and events over the years.


Seymour Services Ltd.

Seymour Services is a Napa Autopro maintenance facility owned and operated by auto mechanics and service advisors Rob Kay and Loren Tabish. The company has serviced both import and domestic cars and light trucks for customers from Port Hardy to Nanaimo for over 30 years. Rob and Loren pride themselves on building trusted, long-term service relationships with their customers, and they stand firmly behind the work performed at their facility.

The shop is equipped with the most up to date service technologies and employs 5 highly skilled technicians who are licensed and regularly trained to ensure that they are fully updated on new model vehicles.

The company is also affiliated with Napa AutoPro Mechanical and offers its customers NAPA’s 12 month/20,000km Piece of Mind Warranty.


Sunrise Learning Centre

Sunrise Learning is a small business that provides tutoring to students in the Campbell River/Courtenay area. The two Learning Centres are locally owned and provide learning support to students from Kindergarten to Adult Education. Most students complete an assessment process for Math and/or Reading and Writing that determines their strengths and weaknesses.The results are then used to create an individualized program for each student. Certified teachers deliver the program in hourly sessions for students up to five hours a week. Students who need homework help or assistance preparing for exams do not require an assessment. Tuition is paid by parents, Autism or Asperger’s funding, or by First Nation Bands. The focus of the business is helping students reach their potential while providing support to families who may be having a tough time getting through the school system. Sunrise started when Sylvan Learning Centre left Courtenay. Both Centres are run through the Campbell River Office. Making a difference in the lives of young people has allowed Sunrise Learning to grow into a vibrant business.