Chamber Announces 2018 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

(TRI-CITIES) November 20, 2018 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our 2018 Business Excellence Awards Finalists!  All of our nominees demonstrated a passion for business and the Tri-Cities community.  We wish them all great success in their respective industries.

The finalists for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards are:

Business of the Year (1-10 Employees)
Butter Studios Agency
Galactic Entertainment
Golbey Law

Business of the Year (11-30 Employees)
Spacca Napoli
The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre
Tirecraft Port Coquitlam

Business of the Year (30+ Employees)
Community Fire Prevention
Inno Foods
John B Neighborhood Pub

Young Professional of the Year
Byron Vallis, Mariner Brewing
Harry Dhaliwal, TD Bank
Paige Petriw, Spotlight Events

Business Leader of the Year
Jamie Banfield, Jamie Banfield Design
Jamie Cuthbert, Rocky Point Kayak
Josh Bath, Josh Bath – Keller Williams ELITE Realty

Community Spirit Award
Joseph Choi, ShelfGenie
Sandy Burpee, Tri-Cities Homelessness & Housing Task Group
Wesbild Holdings Ltd.

Not-for-Profit of the Year
Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity Society
Crossroads Hospice Society
SHARE Family & Community Services Society

Environmental Steward of the Year
Ethical Waste Services
Kwikwetlem First Nations
Vancity Savings Credit Union – Tri-Cities Branches


“Congratulations to the 2018 Business Excellence Awards Finalists,” says Michael Hind, Chief Executive Officer of the Tri-Cities 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 Business Excellence Awards Gala on January 26, 2019, at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.  Click here to register.

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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 Rennie, Communications & Programs Manager


Carrie Cybak, Events Manager