Business Leader of the Year
For an individual whose talent, vision, expertise, dedication, and performance have defined them as an outstanding leader in the Tri-Cities business community.
- Has a proven track record of sustained success in his or her field.
- Has had a significant impact on his or her business as evidenced by growth, innovation, and an established reputation as a business leader.
- Demonstrates leadership by way of giving back through participation with local business initiatives and not-for-profit organizations.
- Has a reputation of business excellence and expertise in his or her field.
- Has an innovative spirit and has demonstrated an exceptional level of performance and dedication to leadership.
Angela Calla, The Angela Calla Team
Angela Calla is a 16-year award-winning woman of influence and mortgage expert ranked as the top 10 brokers in Canada for multiple years in a row. Alongside her team, Angela passionately assists mortgage holders in acquiring the best possible mortgage. She educates and empowers individuals on the “The Mortgage Show”, which she’s hosted for over a decade, on CKNW AM980 Saturdays at 7pm.
Angela is the best selling author of The Mortgage Code on Amazon in Canada and the United States. Proceeds from her book sales are donated to Access Youth Outreach services, a local charity in our community supporting our youth. Angela is a magazine contributor, a speaker, and recently collaborated with a group of women to publish her second book, Dynamic Women ® Success Secrets. Additionally, in August of 2020 she surpassed $1 Billion dollars in funded personal mortgage volume at the young age of 37.
Angela leads by example with passion and conviction. She is known as an industry expert on TV and radio and the go-to source for publishers across the Country. On top of all her achievements, Angela finds the time to be a loving wife and mother of two beautiful children; she has even been known to sing the national anthem!
Sharon Perry, Sharon Perry & Associates, CPA
Small business owner, community advocate, wife and mother of three, Founder and Growth Advocate of Sharon Perry & Associates are just some of the accomplishments Sharon Perry has attained. Opening her own firm in 2011, Sharon has chosen her own path as a business owner. Not conforming to the traditional business building strategies, Sharon has followed a business path that embraces her own outlook on life – community-centric and client focused. Almost 10 years since opening, Sharon has made a name for herself and her business, not just within the Tri-Cities but within the accounting industry. A proud member of TCCC and always giving back, Sharon has continually supported numerous Tri-Cities organizations with her time, expertise and donations, working with organizations like Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation, Coquitlam Little League, Coquitlam Express, Starfish Backpack Program, Firefighters Charitable Societies and more. Sharon has been recognized throughout her career for her many accomplishments, including the TCCC Community Spirit Award, Paul Harris Rotary Award, CPABC Early Achievement Award and has been voted, eight years running, as the Tri-Cities Favorite Accountant. Committed to making a difference, Sharon has made her business environmentally conscious by running almost entirely paperless. She has grown her team with qualified, local Tri-Cities residents who share her vision and passion for the community and helping clients. Growing With You is the underlying belief behind everything Sharon does, whether that be with her clients, her friends or the Tri-Cities community family.
Bill Laidler, Laidler Group
Bill Laidler is a Port Moody homegrown developer with a residential real estate sales company. The sales team has expanded to Murray street where 4 agents under the age 30 are growing through professional development, real estate knowledge and sales training. Four days per week, they attend training at 4:30am followed by book club and 5am and gym sessions at 6am. In their first year of the business they are on track to continued success as the highest producing real estate team in the Tri Cities.
The development company leverages insights regarding local demand for residential real estate and is focused on providing market housing solutions for students, working professionals and seniors. Part of the mission statement also includes developments with enhanced public spaces so that new housing brings a benefit to the future residents and existing community to enjoy.