Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Nanaimo Business Award Finalists


Nanaimo’s Business Achievement Award Finalists Announced

This year’s Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards finalists have been announced with the number of contenders greatly exceeding any past year’s count.

According to Kim Smythe, Chamber CEO, “I think the increase in nominations partly reflects the positive performance of much of the business community in the past year. Many businesses are proud of their successes and happy to join in celebrating this and their colleagues accomplishments in 2015.”

The Business Achievement Awards will be presented in an ‘Oscar-style’ red carpet event at the Port Theatre on Friday, March 4. Reserved seats are available at the Port Theatre Box Office. “We’ve been doing this in a gala banquet format for years and decided it was time for a change. Taking a ‘showtime’ approach hopefully also elevates the finalists and winners to an onstage presentation to recognize them for their great work in the past year” stated Smythe.

“Paparazzi, upscale appies, plenty of bubbly available, a jazz band in the lobby, a 10 piece big band on stage to help welcome winners to the podium, and an After Party at Minnoz will surely all help add to the festive atmosphere and mood” according to the Chamber CEO.

This is the 16th annual event presented by the Chamber. Nominations were open to all businesses in the Greater Nanaimo area, whether they are Chamber members or not.


TOURISM
Living Forest Campground
Nanaimo Track & Field Club
Sundown Diving
Vancouver Island Catamaran
Vancouver Island Expeditions

HOSPITALITY (under 20 employees)
Brannen Lake Campgrounds

HOSPITALITY (over 20 employees)
Coast Bastion Hotel

RESTAURANT
Coco Café
Dish
Riso Foods Inc.
The Nest
Westwood Bistro
White Spot North

DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT
2 Chefs Affair
Bee’s Knees
Modern Café
The Nest

DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
2 Chefs Affair
The Queens
NYLA Fresh Threads

RETAIL
City Tile
Coast Wholesale Appliances
Iron Oxide Art Supplies
NYLA Fresh Thread
Westcoast Shutters, Blinds & Closets

RETAIL (25+ employees)
Dodd’s Furniture
London Drugs Port Place
Quality Foods

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
AGS Services
Carto Investment & Insurance (Sun Life)
Church Pickard
Elite Image
HA Photography
Hayes Stewart Little
Investors Group

CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING
Island West Coast Development
Milner Group
Nanaimo Precast
Tectonica

INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY
BC Robotics
FireBozz
Inuktun
Resonance Software
Seamor Marine
Thriving Locally

THE ARTS
Balbina Art
Harbour City Theatre Alliance
Iron Oxide Art Supplies
Nanaimo Art Gallery
Nanaimo Arts Council
Nanaimo Conservatory of Music
Spotlight Academy
Vancouver Island Symphony
Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

COMMUNITY SERVICE – NOT FOR PROFIT
Boys & Girls Club
Haven House
Innovation Island
Makerspace
Nanaimo Child Development Centre
Nanaimo Food Share Society
Nanaimo Women’s Resource Centre
Nanaimo Youth Services Association

COMMUNITY SERVICE – SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Coco Café
Code Brew
Salvation Army

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Coast Salish Development Corporation
Coastal Community Credit Union
Island Savings Credit Union
MNP

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – Up to 10 employees
Balloon Emporium
Bee’s Knees
HA Photography
Pye Design
Sea Salt Food Company Inc.

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – 11 – 49 employees
Nesvog Meats
Nanaimo Precast Ltd.
Northridge Health Performance Centre

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – 50+ employees
Origin at Longwood
Paradise Island Foods

EMERGING BUSINESS
460 Communications
Dish
Driven Performance
Elite Image
FireBozz
Glacial Bay Organic Clay
Pye Design
Roar Public Speaking
Sea Salt Food Company Inc.
Thriving Locally
Vancouver Island Expeditions

YOUTH INITIATIVES
TBA



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1 comment:

  1. I think everyone with a business in this town deserves a reward for just staying 'in' business.

    Now we need some hotels, some ferries, some tourist draws, some tech companies ? some growth of some sort !

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