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Winners Business Awards 2016

Congratulations to all of the incredible businesses who were nominated, the finalists and ultimately the winners of this year's 2016 Greater Victoria Business Awards. 
If you weren't able to join us for the gala event at The Fairmont Empress, you will be able to enjoy the evening vicariously. Watch these great videos of our finalists here. To get a copy of our program guide check out our May Business Matters in print or online in early May.

The 2016 Awards Gala sold out in record time, to make sure that you don't miss next year's celebration of Victoria's movers and shakers, click here to reserve.

And the winners are...

Business Leadership; sponsored by Coast Capital Savings
Emterra Environmental video 
Finalist: Victoria Residential Builders Association • video 

New Business; sponsored by Peninsula Co-op
Kingsters Bin Sanitizing Services Ltd.  video
Finalist: Metrics Chartered Professional Accounting  video

Business of the Year (1-10 Employees); sponsored by Times Colonist
Equilibrium Massage Therapy Inc.  video
Finalist: Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission  video 

Business of the Year (11-25 Employees); sponsored by Capital Home
Mayfair Optometric Clinic  video 
Finalist:Crust Bakery  video 

Business of the Year (26+); sponsored by Capital Magazine
Pizzeria Prima Strada  video 
Finalist: MD Charlton Company Inc.  video 

Employer of the Year; sponsored by Air Canada
Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa  video 
Finalist: Macdonald Realty Ltd.  video 

Innovation; sponsored by University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 
LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.  video 
Finalist: StarFish Medical  video

Outstanding Customer Service; sponsored by Chemistry Consulting Group
S.A.L.T.S. Sail & Life Training Society  video
Finalist: The Root Cellar Village Green Grocer   video

Sustainable Business Practices; sponsored by Western Forest Products Inc.
The Root Cellar Village Green Grocer  video
Finalist: Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Watching Tours  video

Business Person of the Year; sponsored by United Way of Greater Victoria
John Wilson, Wilson's Transportation Ltd.  video 
Finalist: Ken Kelly, Downtown Victoria Business Association  video

Young Entrepreneur of the Year; sponsored by Royal Roads University
Regan McGrath, Metrics Chartered Professional Accounting  video 
Finalist: Sharon Rai, Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry  video 
Employee of the Year; sponsored by CHEK News
Gord Bridges, Wilson's Transportation Ltd.  video 
Finalist: Nathalie Ghoos, Macdonald Realty Ltd.  video  

Governors' Lifetime Achievement Award Winners


Murray and Lynda Farmer

Click here for their video interview.


Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan University of Victoria Co-operative Education Program and Career Services