Chamber Announces 2017 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our 2017 Business Excellence Awards Finalists!  All of our nominees demonstrated passion for business and the Tri-Cities community.  We wish them all great success in their respective industries.

The finalists for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards are:

Business of the Year (1-10 Employees)

A3 Creative Solutions

Shawn Lam Video

Strawberries and Sunshine Healing Centre

Strive Health & Performance

Vivio Flower Gallery

Business of the Year (11-30 Employees)

Community Fire Prevention

The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre

Moody Ales

Business of the Year (30+ Employees)

Canadian Tire (Coquitlam)

Canstar Restorations

Westwood Honda

Young Professional of the Year

Angela Calla, The Angela Calla Mortgage Team – Dominion Lending Centres

Justin Levine, Golbey Law

Kris Schjelderup, Innovative Fitness

Business Leader of the Year

Jamie Cuthbert, Rocky Point Kayak

Ryan Peterson, Finger Food Studios

Vivien Symington, Club Aviva Recreation

Community Spirit Award

Coast Therapy

Coquitlam Florist

Sharon Perry, Sharon Perry Inc., Chartered Professional Accountant

Not-for-Profit of the Year

ACCESS Youth Outreach Services

Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society

New View Society

“Congratulations to the 2017 Business Excellence Awards Finalists,” said Michael Hind, Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber. “With a record-breaking amount of nominees, I’m proud to say that the Tri-Cities is growing as a vibrant and thriving business community. These businesses have demonstrated an exemplary record in business and a passion for the Tri-Cities community.”

Check out your finalists online! We’re asking Tri-Cities residents to weigh in on who they think should win in each of our categories. Visit, read about each of the finalists, and then vote for your favourites. Your votes will help our judging panel choose our winners.

Winners will be awarded at our annual Chamber Gala on January 27th, 2018 at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Theatre.  Visit to register.

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is a proactive network of business-minded individuals that are committed to acting as an accessible, visible, supportive and reciprocal resource to our members and the Tri-Cities at large, communicating their collective voice to help shape a prosperous business community.

For further information, please contact:

Stephanie Mah, Events Coordinator


Stephanie Rennie, Communications & Digital Marketing