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Greater Victoria, BC News


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1/15/2015 Media Release
Recognition is Good for Business



Recognition is Good for Business

January 15, 2015– Victoria, BC – Rising above the noise of other businesses can be a challenge. With so many businesses in the captial region, a little name recognition can go a long way. Friday January 16th, 2015 marks the one-month countdown to the nomination deadline for the Greater Victoria Business Awards. The annual event, held by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) celebrates the success of businesses in our region.

“This is an exciting time of year, when businesses get nominated and we can see great local examples of businesses that are succeeding in our community,” said Bruce Carter, CEO of The Chamber. “We encourage anyone in the community to nominate a business that they believe deserves recognition for what they do. If you are a business owner or an employee that would like the community to know what you are doing you can even nominate yourself.”

The awards recognize all types of businesses as well as individuals and include categories from Business Leadership and Innovation to Young Entrepreneur and Sustainable Business Practices. In addition, the Lifetime Achievement award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the business community over the last 35 years. Recent recipients include community leaders Keith Dagg and Bob Skene.

Big Wheel Burger was the 2014 winner for Sustainable Business Practices. “After receiving the award from The Chamber, we really gained momentum in educating people, not only about our sustainability but also how easy it can be for others,” said Jason Ducklow, Owner of Big Wheel Burger. “We also received positive feedback for the professionally produced video, which we shared on our website and social media platforms.”

The Awards Gala is a sell-out event every year. This year’s Awards Gala will be held in May with tickets going on sale in April.

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 1,400 members, is the voice of business for the Greater Victoria region and has received Accreditation with Distinction from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.


Additional information:

Award Categories: Business Leadership, New Business, Innovation, Outstanding Customer Service, Business of the Year (Business of the Year (1-10 Employees), Business of the Year (11-25 Employees), Business of the Year (26-75 Employees), Business of the Year (76+ Employees), Sustainable Business Practices, Employer of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Young Entrepreneur, Employee of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement

To nominate click here.

2014 Greater Victoria Business Award Winners and Finalists

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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