Monday, March 3, 2014

Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Achievement with Saturday's Gala

The voters have spoken and with a Gala celebration on Saturday night, the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce presented twelve Awards of Excellence and one Newsmaker of the year award for the year just passed.

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

Green Award
The Argosy

Rookie Business of the Year
Wheelhouse Brewing

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.

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