Press Release | Tri-Cities Chamber Announces 2020 Business Excellence Awards Winners

(TRI-CITIES) February 1, 2021 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Business Excellence Awards.  Winners in each of our nine categories have demonstrated success, innovation, and passion in their respective fields.  The Tri-Cities Chamber recognized the accomplishments of these businesses and individuals at the 20th anniversary Business Excellence Awards Gala held virtually on January 30, 2021.

We would also like to acknowledge our finalists in each of the award categories, as well as our Chamber Member of the Year, Chris Chong.  These businesses and individuals are an integral part of the Tri-Cities business community and we wish them continued success in their respective industries.

Congratulations to all award winners and nominees, and thank you to all those who attended the Gala. If you missed it, you can view the recording on our Facebook page at

The winners of the 2020 Business Excellence Awards are:

Business of the Year (1-10 Employees): Butter Studios

Finalists: Engineered Bodies Strength & Conditioning, PlayWorks Physio & Labour Rights Law

Business of the Year (11-30 Employees): Ballistic Arts Media Studios
Finalists: G Force Gym & Eco Paving

Business of the Year (30+ Employees): Rocky Point Ice Cream
Finalists: Summit Labels & Woody’s Pub & Liquor Store

Not-for-Profit of the Year: Immigrant Link Centre Society
Finalists: Act2 | Child and Family Services &  Coquitlam Public Library

Community Spirit Award: Malik Malikzada, Jamila’s Kitchen & Grill
Finalists: Coquitlam Centre & Tri-Cities Community Foundations

Business Leader of the Year: Angela Calla, The Angela Calla Mortgage Team
Finalists: Sharon Perry, Sharon Perry & Associates, CPA & Bill Laidler, Laidler Group

Young Professional of the Year: Jessica Morrison, Squish Juicery

Finalists: Paul Choi, Juris Notary & Yasaman Madanikia, Expressions Counselling

Environmental Steward of the Year: Fulfill Shoppe

Finalists: Port Moody Refillery & Wesbild

Business Resiliency Award: Legends Haul & Novo Textiles

Finalists: Coquitlam Florist, Patina Brewing & Galactic Entertainment

Chamber Member of the Year: Chris Chong, Butter Studios

“We are extremely proud of the wealth of outstanding businesses here in the Tri-Cities,” said Michael Hind, CEO of the Tri-Cities Chamber. “All of the 2020 finalists have demonstrated business excellence and a commitment to bettering our community, they should be extremely proud of their nominations.”

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.

Stephanie Rennie, Director, Operations