Chamber announces nominees for 2015 Business Excellence Awards

(Tri-Cities) October 1, 2015 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the nominees for our 2015 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 29, 2015.

Our nominees for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards are:

Small Business of the Year
Around My House Consignment
Arthur Murray Dance Studios
BC Textile Innovations
Chic & Unique Event Design
Cotton Candy Kids
Eagle Ridge Fitness
Empty Desk Solutions
Engineered Bodies Crossfit Port Moody
Ethical Waste Services Ltd.
Fitzpatrick & Associates
Golbey Law Corporation
Insul-Twin Systems Ltd.
JnL Reno and Repairs Ltd.
Kang-Ho Hapkido Martial Arts Academy
Learn Zenk Barristers & Solicitors
Paul’s Autobody
PollyK Consulting Event Management
Prairie Pet Food and Supplies
Shawn Lam Video Inc.
The Co-Operators (Hickman Insurance & Financial Services)
Vancouver Tumblebus

Business of the Year (10-50 Employees)
Alliance Printing
Altac Services Inc
BTM Lawyers LLP
Coast Therapy
Creative Transportation Solutions Ltd
Dimension 3 Plastics Ltd
G Force Gym
MaxFit Movement Institute
Shoppers Drug Mart
Steele Electric
Synergy/Aspen Environmental Inc
The John B Pub
Turbulent Diffusion Technology Inc
West World Paper Inc

Business of the Year (50+ Employees)
Harkin Towing
Maple Leaf Storage
Nurse Next Door Home Care Services
RokStad Power
TD Canada Trust
TYGO Enterprises Ltd.
Vancouver Golf Club

Community Spirit Award
Cathy Cena, CKPM 98.7FM
Daniel Gorsic, Synergy/Aspen Environmental Inc
Dr. Wilbour Kelsick, MaxFit Movement Institute
Envision Financial
Jason Jakubec, Lawyers West
Jerome Bouvier, Jerome Inspires (Access Youth Outreach Services)
Katrina Shelast, Hair We Are Beauty Boutique
Paul MacDonald, Ethical Waste Services

Not-for-Profit of the Year
Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society
New View Society
Rotary Clubs of the Tri-Cities
Soroptomist  International of the Tri-Cities

Business Leader of the Year
Don Drysdale, DBM Lawyers
Dr. Wilbour Kelsick, MaxFit Movement Institute
Gary Mauris, Dominion Lending
Julie Fisher, Lawyers West
Mary Vellani, TD Canada  Trust
Paul MacDonald, Ethical Waste Services
Tom Ramsey, Meridian RV

The list of nominees and links to their respective websites are available on our website at

The selection process to choose our Business Excellence Awards finalists will begin after the Nominees’ Luncheon.  Finalists will be announced by the end of 2015.  Winners will be awarded at our annual Chamber Gala at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Theatre on January 30, 2016.

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:

Wendy Mein, Events Coordinator
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
T: 604.468.6875

Stephanie Rennie, Communications Coordinator
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
T: 604.468.6874