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2/23/2010 Media Release
GORDON DENFORD WINS CHAMBER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

MEDIA RELEASE

                                                         

February 23, 2010

GORDON DENFORD WINS CHAMBER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

February 23, 2009 – Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the Annual Business Awards. Gordon Denford, President and CEO of Berwick Retirement Communities, will be awarded the Governors’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the gala event on April 28, 2010. The Governors’ Award is selected by the chamber’s Board of Governors. The finalists in 12 other categories go forward to a judging panel whose task it was to whittle the submitted nominees down to  24 finalists.

“Each year, recognizing the efforts and excellence of outstanding businesses and business people is an exciting and rewarding event,” says George Fuller, Chair of the Chamber. “These businesses give so much to our community, and it is important to pause and acknowledge their efforts and successes.

The award categories and finalists are:

Business Leadership; sponsored by Coast Capital Savings Credit Union

·         Ambrosia Catering & Event Centre

·         Page One Publishing Inc.

New Business; sponsored by WorkSafeBC

·         Maximum Furniture and Wholesale

·         Sterling Financial

Innovation; sponsored by University of Victoria

·         Aquamist Carpet Care Ltd.

·         City Green Solutions Society

Outstanding Customer Service; sponsored by BC Ferries

·         Rental Owners & Managers Society of BC

·         Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Business of the Year (1-10 employees); sponsored by Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

·         Admiralty Leasing Inc.

·         Cedarwood Productions Inc.

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

·         Black Ball Ferry Line

·         Ruffel & Brown Interiors

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

·         City  Green Solutions Society

·         National Car & Truck Rental

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

·         Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands & Yukon

·         Scott Plastics Ltd.

Employer of the Year; sponsored by Pfizer Canada Inc.

·         Chemistry Consulting Group Inc.

·         Tourism Victoria

Business Person of the Year; sponsored by KPMG LLP

·         Tim Cormode, Power To Be Adventure Therapy

·         Al Kemp, Rental Owners & Managers Society of BC

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

·         Jeremy Wilson, Adrena Line Adventure Tours

·         Amanda Schofield, Clean Conscience Inc.

Employee of the Year; sponsored by ‘A’ News

·         Lisa Brideson, Inn at Laurel Point

·         Carinna Kenigberg, Power To Be Adventure Therapy

The Award Ceremony is a sell out event every year. This year’s gala is on April 28th at the Fairmont Empress. Tickets will be are available on the chamber’s website soon at www.victoriachamber.ca

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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                   

MEDIA RELEASE

                                                         

February 23, 2010

GORDON DENFORD WINS CHAMBER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

February 23, 2009 – Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the Annual Business Awards. Gordon Denford, President and CEO of Berwick Retirement Communities, will be awarded the Governors’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the gala event on April 28, 2010. The Governors’ Award is selected by the chamber’s Board of Governors. The finalists in 12 other categories go forward to a judging panel whose task it was to whittle the submitted nominees down to  24 finalists.

“Each year, recognizing the efforts and excellence of outstanding businesses and business people is an exciting and rewarding event,” says George Fuller, Chair of the Chamber. “These businesses give so much to our community, and it is important to pause and acknowledge their efforts and successes.

The award categories and finalists are:

Business Leadership; sponsored by Coast Capital Savings Credit Union

·         Ambrosia Catering & Event Centre

·         Page One Publishing Inc.

New Business; sponsored by WorkSafeBC

·         Maximum Furniture and Wholesale

·         Sterling Financial

Innovation; sponsored by University of Victoria

·         Aquamist Carpet Care Ltd.

·         City Green Solutions Society

Outstanding Customer Service; sponsored by BC Ferries

·         Rental Owners & Managers Society of BC

·         Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Business of the Year (1-10 employees); sponsored by Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

·         Admiralty Leasing Inc.

·         Cedarwood Productions Inc.

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

·         Black Ball Ferry Line

·         Ruffel & Brown Interiors

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

·         City  Green Solutions Society

·         National Car & Truck Rental

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

·         Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands & Yukon

·         Scott Plastics Ltd.

Employer of the Year; sponsored by Pfizer Canada Inc.

·         Chemistry Consulting Group Inc.

·         Tourism Victoria

Business Person of the Year; sponsored by KPMG LLP

·         Tim Cormode, Power To Be Adventure Therapy

·         Al Kemp, Rental Owners & Managers Society of BC

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

·         Jeremy Wilson, Adrena Line Adventure Tours

·         Amanda Schofield, Clean Conscience Inc.

Employee of the Year; sponsored by ‘A’ News

·         Lisa Brideson, Inn at Laurel Point

·         Carinna Kenigberg, Power To Be Adventure Therapy

The Award Ceremony is a sell out event every year. This year’s gala is on April 28th at the Fairmont Empress. Tickets will be are available on the chamber’s website soon at www.victoriachamber.ca

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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 GORDON DENFORD WINS CHAMBER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDof 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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