Saturday, January 30, 2016

Business Excellence Award Nominees revealed for 2015

The list of contenders for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards has been released and with the ballots now delivered, online voting will soon commence across the North Coast, as the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce prepares to honour the best of the region.

Through January residents of the North Coast submitted the names of those companies and services that they believe have had an impact on the region and deserve recognition.

You can learn more about how the Chamber conducted their nomination search here.

From those suggestions, the Business Excellence Awards organizers put together the lists of top nominees, an interesting mix of newcomers to the area and a few of the old established companies and organizations on the North Coast.

The names for the Final Ballot session were revealed by the Chamber on January 26th, featuring a cross section of Prince Rupert's Business community in the fifteen different categories.

The online voting process will start on February 1st and continue through to February 14th.  

Those that wish to vote, can make their choices once each day over the fourteen day voting period. Giving the public the final say in determining which businesses and individuals have made their mark in 2015.

When voting opens on February 1st, you will be able to gain access to the Chamber of Commerce virtual voting booth from a link on the Chamber website.

Categories and their sponsor for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards are as follows:

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Award
Sponsor: CFNR/Northern Native Broadcasting

All Nations Consulting
Empire Tree Services
Kaien Safety Group
Pacific Paramedics
Silver Grizzly Transportation

Industry and Manufacturing Excellence
Sponsor: DP World Prince Rupert

Harbour Machining
Lighten Up Electric
Rapid Gantry Manufacturing
Rupert Wood'N Steel
The Electrician

Tourism and Hospitality Excellence
Sponsor: TransCanada Pipelines

Fresh Onion CafĂ© and Catering
Inn on the Harbour
Naomi's Grill
The Crest Hotel
West Coast Launch

Family Friendly Business of the Year
Sponsor: Success By 6/Early Years

Cowpuccino's Coffee House
Good Times Games and Electronics
Happy Little Clouds Art Studio
Northern Savings Credit Union
Ring System Music Studio

Customer Service Excellence Award
Pacific NorthWest LNG

Eddies News Stand and Novelties
JavaDot Cup
Kathy's Hair Design
Leanne's Pet Shop
The Crest Hotel

Sustainability Award
BG Canada

Paws and Claws Thrift Store
Posh Pirates
The Argosy
Western Canadian Marine Response Corp.

Rookie Business of the Year
Sponsor: Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest

Andre's Electronic Experts
Empire Tree Services
Happy Little Clouds Art Studio
Kaien Safety Group
Ocean Pacific Air

Chamber Member of the Year
Sponsor: Ridley Terminals Inc.

Toastmasters Club of Prince Rupert
TD Canada Trust
Dave McKeever
Debbie Snidal-Beaudry

Retail Excellence
Sponsor: TD Canada Trust

Eddie's News Stand and Novelties
Good Times Games and Electronics
Oceanside Sports
Overwaitea Foods

Business of the Year
Sponsor: BDC - Business Development Bank of Canada

DP World Prince Rupert
Happy Little Clouds Art Studio
Naomi's Grill
Northern Savings Credit Union
Posh Pirates
Silver Grizzly Transportation
The Crest Hotel
Trishan Food Market
Wheelhouse Brewing Co.

Community Involvement Award
Sponsor: CityWest

Northern Savings Credit Union
Pacific NorthWest LNG
Posh Pirates
Ridley Terminals Inc.
Royal LePage Prince Rupert

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsor: Northern Savings Credit Union

Amy Dopson -- PAC 10 Tutoring
Erwin Arndt -- Pacific Flagging
Jade Rowse -- Fortitude Fitness and Training
Jessica Laberge -- Pacific Paramedics
Kevin Pottle -- Lighten Up Electric

Home-based Business of the Year
Sponsor: The Crest

Green Island Land and Garden
Lonnie Wishart Photography
Ocean Pearl Promotions and Event Planning
Perfect 10 Nails
Ring System Music Studio

Community Service Award
Sponsor: Prince Rupert Grain

BCSPCA Prince Rupert Branch
Friendship House Association
Prince Rupert Rampage
Prince Rupert Special Events Society
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 64

Newsmaker of the Year
Sponsor: The Northern View

DP World Prince Rupert
Good Times Games and Electronics
Posh Pirates
Wheelhouse Brewing Company

The Winners from each category will be announced at the Gala, taking place at the Lester Centre on February 27th.

Tickets for the Awards Ceremonycost 30 dollars and are available through the Chamber of Commerce at 100-515- 3rd Avenue West.

You can find out more about the Business Excellence Awards and the Gala from the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce website, Facebook Page and Twitter Feed.

For more items related to the Commercial Sector on the North Coast see our archive page.

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