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4/20/2011 Media Release
Chamber Celebrates Outstanding Performance at Chamber Awards

Chamber Celebrates Outstanding Performance at Chamber Awards

April 28, 2010 – Victoria, BC – The cameras were flashing as the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce celebrated the accomplishments of local business in the Greater Victoria Business Awards last night at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Awards were given in 12 categories as well as the awarding of the Governors’ Lifetime Achievement Award to Gordon Denford of Berwick Retirement Communities.  

“It is fantastic to recognize and celebrate the hard work and success of the business people in our community, says David Marshall, acting chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. “After what was likely the hardest year in business that many can remember, a time to applaud those who have made such great contributions to our community is well-warranted.”

The award categories and winners are:

New Business; sponsored by WorkSafeBC

·         Sterling Financial

Outstanding Customer Service; sponsored by British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

·         Rental Owners & Managers Society of BC (ROMS BC)

Innovation; sponsored by University of Victoria

·         City Green Solutions Society

Employer of the Year; sponsored by Pfizer Canada Inc.

·         Chemistry Consulting Group Inc.

Business of the Year (1-10 employees); sponsored by Jack Insurance & Financial Services

·         Cedarwood Productions Inc.

Business of the Year (11-25 employees); sponsored by British Columbia Lottery Corporation

·         Ruffell & Brown Interiors

Business of the Year (26-75 employees); sponsored by Greater Victoria Development Agency

·         City Green Solutions Society

Business of the Year (76+ employees); sponsored by the Times Colonist

·         Scott Plastics Ltd.


Employee of the Year; sponsored by ‘A’ Vancouver Island

·         Lisa Brideson, Inn at Laurel Point

Business Leadership; sponsored by Coast Capital Savings Credit Union

·         Page One Publishing Inc.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year; sponsored by Royal Roads University , Faculty of Management

·         Jeremy Wilson, Adrena Line Zipline Adventure Tours

Business Person of the Year; sponsored by KPMG LLP

·         Tim Cormode, Power To Be Adventure Therapy

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce has over 1500 members and is the voice of business for the Greater Victoria region. The Greater Victoria Chamber has received Accreditation with Distinction from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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For more information contact:

Shannon Renault                                                         Bruce Carter
Manager Policy Development & Communications     Chief Executive Officer
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce                    Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce             

Tel: (250) 383 7191 Ext 208 Cell 812-0510               Tel: (250) 383 7191 Ext 201 

Email:  srenault@gvcc.org                                          Email: bcarter@gvcc.org                   

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