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Greater Victoria, BC News


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4/24/2014 Media Release
Awarding Business Excellence



Awarding Business Excellence

April 24, 2014 – Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce celebrated local business excellence during the Greater Victoria Business Awards this evening at The Fairmont Empress. Awards were presented in 14 categories including Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bob Skene.

“We had an amazing turnout this evening celebrating the hard work and determination of so many successful businesses in Greater Victoria. Recognizing businesses for their success in leadership, innovation, and customer service allows everyone in our community to celebrate what makes our community so great,” said Frank Bourree, Chair of The Chamber. “These awards could not exist without the local business community’s continued support. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners.”

The 2014 award winners are:

Business Leadership; sponsored by Coast Capital Savings 
        Chard Development 
        Runner-up: Lifetime Networks

New Business; sponsored by Peninsula Co-Op 
        PBX Engineering Ltd. 
        Runner-up: Innovative Fitness Victoria

Business of the Year (1-10 Employees); sponsored by Greater Victoria Development Agency 
        Atomique Productions Ltd. 
        Runner-up: Cedarwood Productions Inc.

Business of the Year (11-25 Employees); sponsored by Farmer Construction Ltd
        National Courier Service Ltd. 
        Runner-up: Triangle RV Centre Ltd.

Business of the Year (26-75 Employees); sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP 
        Spinnakers Brewpub & Guesthouses 
        Runner-up: Outset Media Corp

Business of the Year (76+ Employees); sponsored by Capital Magazine – Presented by the Times Colonist 
        Wilson’s Transportation Ltd. 
        Runner-up: Epicure

Employer of the Year; sponsored by Air Canada 
        Accent Inns 
        Runner-up: Seaspan Victoria Shipyards

Innovation; sponsored by University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 
        AOE Accumulated Ocean Energy Inc. 
        Runner-up: BC Cancer Agency – Vancouver Island

Outstanding Customer Service; sponsored by The Chamber 
        Balance Home Cleaning 
        Runner-up: ICE – Island Centre of Hockey Excellence

Sustainable Business Practices; sponsored by FortisBC 
        Big Wheel Burger 
        Runner-up: Oughtred Coffee & Tea Ltd.

Business Person of the Year; sponsored by United Way of Greater Victoria 
        Sybil Verch, The Verch Group at Raymond James 
        Runner-up: Dan Dagg, Hot House Marketing

Young Entrepreneur of the Year; sponsored by Royal Roads University 
        Janna Malo, Fired Up! Paint Your Own Ceramics Studio 
        Runner-up: Andrew Higginson, Higginson Consulting

Employee of the Year; sponsored by CHEK News 
        Paul Rudd, Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours 
        Runner-up: Chris Loran, The Q! and The Zone

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 1,500 members, is the voice of business for Greater Victoria and has received Accreditation with Distinction from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.


For more information contact:
Janet Crocker
Policy and Communications Manager
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (250) 360-3476

Bruce Carter
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (250)360-3470


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