Locals up for awards

A total of 81 companies from across Vancouver Island have been named finalists for the 16th Annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards, with the winners to be unveiled at the Jan. 21, 2016 at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo.

“Phenomenal. Absolutely amazing companies of every size and description, with some amazing stories to tell from a very successful year,” said Mark MacDonald of the Business Examiner, which coordinates the event. “The Business Excellence Awards honours the best of the best in Vancouver Island business, and it is clear that 2015 has been a very good year in business for many companies.”

The finalists from Campbell River are:

Associated Tire & Auto

Eagle Eye Adventures

Industry Hair and Body Care

She Works She Plays Active Ware Inc.

York Portable Machine Tools

MacDonald expects a sell-out for the event, and tickets must be booked by Friday, Jan. 15. Tickets are $125, and are available through www. businessexaminer.ca/events/2016-vancouver-island-business-excellence-awards.