Monday, March 3, 2014
Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Achievement with Saturday's Gala
The 2013 edition of the Business Excellence Awards were awarded at this years Presentation Dinner. A high point of the Chamber of Commerce year held at the North Coast Convention Centre.
The evening's celebrations brought to an end the three months of nominations and voting that took place since the New Year started.
Nominations were received until the end of January and through much of February, Prince Rupert residents had the opportunity to vote online, casting their ballots from a list of nominees in thirteen categories.
You can review the list of the nominated businesses and organizations for 2013 here.
A collection of nominations that highlighted the growing diversity that the Prince Rupert business community has to offer. Providing a fairly positive indication, that there is once again some impressive growth in the commercial sector in the region, after a number of lean years locally.
The voting came to an end February on February 23rd, the names of those selected at the top of their category, a closely guarded secret until this weekend.
In front of large and supportive crowd, the success of all of the nominees over the last year was acknowledged and then, as they say at Awards shows everywhere...
The winners were:
Aboriginal Business of the Year
PAC 10 tutoring
Small Business: Industry, Manufacturing and Transportation
Stuck On Design
Small Business: Hospitality, Tourism and Service
Dolly's Fish Market
Child Friendly Business of the Year
Good Times Games
Rookie Business of the Year
Chamber Member of the Year
Community Futures Pacific North West
Excellence in Customer Service
The Fresh Onion
Business of the Year
The Crest Hotel
Community Involvement Award
Small Business Retail Award
Good Times Games
Volunteer Organization of the Year
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 64 Prince Rupert
Newsmaker of the Year
Jeff King and the Paint Prince Rupert Project
The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce will have a full review on this years events posted to their website shortly.
Offering up a number of pictures from the gala and background on this years celebration of Prince Rupert's latest commercial and volunteer success stories.
You can follow developments with Prince Rupert's Commercial sector through the year from our Archive page.