Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chamber's Business Excellence Nominees list down to the finalists

The final count from the first round of the 2016-17 Business Excellence Awards has whittled down a lengthy list of 103 contenders down to the final nominees and now the public will have one final chance to reward those businesses that have impressed them the most over the last 365 days.

Following the nomination announcement event of Tuesday, the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce opened up the online voting booth to the public, with the final voting process now underway.

The final contestants in the fifteen different categories provide for an interesting cross section of what the city's commercial sector has to offer the region, with some established business operations competing with recent arrivals on the scene.

A quick look at the list of the finalists for 2016-17 can be found below:

Business of the Year
Sponsor -- BDC

Cooks Jewellers
Good Times Games and Electronics
Lonnie Wishart Photography
Stuck on Designs
Wheelhouse Brewing

Young Entrepreneur
Sponsor -- Northern Savings

Fortitude Fitness and Training -- Jade Rowse
Leblanc Fashions -- Marcie Leblanc
Lighten Up Electric -- Kevin Pottle
Red Shadow Boxing and Fitness -- Kirsten and Davit Dzavashvili
The Little Lighthouse Photo Booth -- Linda Last

Tourism and Hospitality
Sponsor -- Trans Canada Pipeline

Naomi's Grill
North Pacific Cannery National Historical Site
Ocean Pacific Air
Prince Rupert Golf Club
Trishan Food

Sponsor -- Prince Rupert LNG

Fukasaku of Prince Rupert
Rupert Lawn and Garden

Rookie Business
Sponsor -- City of Prince Rupert

E'klektik Trading
Leblanc Boutique
Mucho Gusto Catering
NC Fire and Safety
Outer Coast Outfitters

Retail Excellence
Sponsor -- Toronto Dominion

City Furniture and Appliances
Cooks Jewellers
Maverick Foods
Oceanside Sports
The Argosy

Not For Profit
Sponsor -- Prince Rupert Grain

Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert
Harbour Theatre Society
Rotary Club of Prince Rupert
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue
Success by Six North Coast

Industry and Manufacturing
Sponsor -- DP World Prince Rupert

A & G Autobody
Broadwater Industries
Rapid Gantry Custom Signs
Sullivan Mechanical
Wainwright Marine Services

Home Based Business

Kristen Barre Personal Trainer
Nails by Dianne Marie
Ocean Pearl Promotions and Event Planning
Ring System Music Studio
Stefania Bowler Photography

Family Friendly Business
Success by Six

Bubble Trouble
Dance Academy of Prince Rupert
Kaien Office Essentials
Little Anchors Children's Consignment

Customer Service
Sponsor -- Pacific NorthWest LNG

Eddie's News Stand
Kal Tire
MacCarthy Motors
Pet Valu

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship
Sponsor -- CFNR Network

Empire Tree Services
Orca Bay First Aid
Outer Coast Outfitters
Pac 10 Tutoring
Silver Grizzly Transportation

Community Involvement
Sponsor - CityWest

Good Times Games and Electronics
Northern Savings Credit Union
Pacific NorthWest LNG
Save on Foods
Wheelhouse Brewing Company

Chamber Member of the Year
Sponsor - Ridley Terminals

Michal Sluka
North Coast Meeting and Convention Centre
Prince Rupert Special Events Society

Sponsor -- Northern View

Chances Prince Rupert
DP World Prince Rupert
Rupert Lawn and Garden
Pacific Northwest LNG
Wheelhouse Brewing Company

Voting in the categories available for the public takes place on line through the Chamber of Commerce website.

You will be required to request a four digit access code to cast your ballot, you can vote once per day through to the February 10th voting deadline.

The Awards will be handed out at the Gala Celebration at the Lester Centre on March 4th.

You can follow the latest notes on the way towards Awards Night through the Chamber of Commerce websiteFacebook page and twitter feed.

For more items on the commercial scene in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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