Business of the Year (1-10 Employees) Finalists

The Business of the Year (1-10 employees) Award is for Tri-Cities businesses that have demonstrated an outstanding level of business performance, innovation, and community service.


  • Demonstrates an exceptional level of leadership and is regarded as a leader in its industry.
  • Demonstrates excellence in performance as evidenced by longevity, retention, financial growth, and reputation (please provide documentation if at all possible).
  • Innovative based on the unique product and/or service it provides to the Tri-Cities including exceptional customer service and satisfaction, and community services.
  • Demonstrates a positive social conscience by utilizing its resources to improve its community through events & initiatives, support of local not-for-profits, and reducing its environmental impact.
  • Has an overall positive impact on the Tri-Cities and makes the community a better place to live and work.

2017 Winner: Shawn Lam Video

Butter Studios Agency

Butter Agency is operated by Butter Media Inc., capturing brand-building photography! It offers a full range of services to local businesses and foundations, and national, international and luxury brands hosting events in Greater Vancouver:

• Corporate Event Photography & Videography
• Luxury Event Photography & Videography
• Foundation and Fundraising Event Photography & Videography
• Brand Photography (on-location shots of product, people, and space)
• Corporate Headshots & Team/Group Photography
• Editorial, Beauty and Lifestyle Photography
• Event experiences: Photo Booth, Photo Station

Established as part of our parent brand in 2004, Butter Studios Agency expanded as its own division in 2007 when co-owner, Chris Chong, joined his wife at Butter Media Inc.

Over the years, it is proud to have contributed to the brand building of the Vancouver Canucks, Bosa Properties, Canadian Cancer Society, McGill University, Heart & Stroke Foundation, HSBC, BMO Bank of Montreal, Hyatt Regency, Holt Renfrew, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and many more.

Galactic Entertainment

Galactic Entertainment has been in the production industry since 1991 with one main goal – to provide epic sound, lighting, video, staging, lasers, pyrotechnics, electrical and rigging from a single source. IT prides itself in every event production, beginning with quality customer service and ending in a dance party you’ll never forget.

From corporate events and weddings to the largest school dances, Galactic can put together the right package for you. It is able to provide staffing solutions for events of any size. From designing your production to building elaborate sets, one company does it all.

Galactic’s standards are high.  There is a reason it has been the leading choice for Vancouver productions, events, DJ services, and equipment rentals for many years.  The team members are all ambassadors for our companies reputation and are highly trained individuals.  Right from the day you reach out, you will work directly with the team that will be there the night of your event.  Galactic always make sure you are getting the perfect entertainment package, at a very competitive price – guaranteed.

Golbey Law

Golbey Law knows how phenomenal Tri-Cities businesses are because it is priviledged enough to work alongside so many of them on a daily basis. Participating in the success of local business and seeing them achieve their goals is the foundation of its mission. Golbey Law has seen growth in its own business over the past year, by doubling its staff and doubling its office space. It prides ourselves on being an unconventional law firm; its team is approachable and casual in appearance but diligent and precise when it comes to business. Golbey Law values the community and environment on par with profit and growth.