Chamber announces nominees for 2014 Business Excellence Awards

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the nominees for our 2014 Business Excellence Awards!

The Business Excellence Awards were created to recognize outstanding businesses in the Tri-Cities.  Each of the nominated businesses and individuals has demonstrated excellence in business and a passion for our community.  We will be honouring this year’s nominees at our annual Nominees’ Luncheon, to be held at the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club, on October 30, 2014.

Our nominees for the 2014 Business Excellence Awards are:

Small Business of the Year

A3 Creative Solutions
Anytime Fitness
Aurifex Jewellers
Beyond the Grape
Caydance Studios
Chic & Unique Event Design
Coquitlam Florist
D. Kwasnicky & Associates Inc.
Eden West Fine Food & Gifts Ltd.
Engineered Bodies
Hair We Are Beauty Boutique
Maureen Seguin Realtor
Mobil1 Lube Express Port Moody
Montridge Financial
Sharon Perry Chartered Accountant
The Cotton Candy Kids
Trophy Centre

Business of the Year (10-50 Employees)

Alliance Printing
Caffe Divano
Coast Therapeutic & Sports Massage
Community Fire Prevention Ltd.
Denis E. Boyd & Associates Inc.
International Submarine Engineering

Business of the Year (50+ Employees)

Dynamic Structures
Earls Restaurant
Home Instead Senior Care
Natural Factors
Pacific Coast Terminals Co. Ltd.
Westwood Honda

Community Spirit Award

Envision Financial
Hair We Are Beauty Boutique
John Wolff, Investors Group
Kelly Strongitharm, Ruben’s Shoes
Scott Masse, Mardon Insurance Brokers
Sharon Perry, Sharon Perry Chartered Accountant Inc.
Smithrite Disposal
Vancity Savings Credit Union

Not-for-Profit of the Year

ACCESS Youth Outreach Services
Blue Mountain Quilters Guild
Place Des Arts
Société francophone de Maillardville
Soroptimist of the Tri-Cities
Tri-City Transitions Society

Business Leader of the Year

Anita Wilson, Coast Therapeutic & Sports Massage
Curt Allison, Express Employment Professionals Coquitlam
Ken Catton, Pacific Coast Terminals Co. Ltd.
Lisa Smith, Mint Hair Lounge
Thomas L. Spraggs, Thomas L. Spraggs & Co. Law Corporation


The selection process to choose our Business Excellence Awards finalists will begin after the Nominees’ Luncheon.  Finalists will be announced by the end of 2014.  Winners will be awarded at our annual Chamber Gala at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Theatre on January 31, 2015.

Congratulations to all our nominees!

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:

Paige Petriw, Events Coordinator
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
T: 604.464.2716

Laura Melvin, Communications & Marketing Manager
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
T: 604.464.2716