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Winners Business Awards 2018

Congratulations to all of the incredible businesses who were nominated, the finalists and ultimately the winners of this year's 2018 Greater Victoria Business Awards. 
The 2018 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.

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 and view the photos of the event here. To obtain a copy of the program guide check out our May Business Matters in print or online in late May. 

And the winners are...

Business Leadership; sponsored by Coast Capital Savings
Canadian Tire Hillside   —   video
Finalist: The Truffles Group   —  video

New Business; sponsored by Peninsula Co-op
angela COTE Consulting Inc.   —  video
Finalist: Horizons Holistic Health Clinic    —  video

Business of the Year (1-10 Employees); sponsored by City of Victoria
Engaged HR   —  video
Finalist: Atlas Junk Removal inc.   —  video

Business of the Year (11-39 Employees); sponsored by CHEK News
Russell Books   —  video
Finalist: Oswego Hotel   —  video

Business of the Year (40+); sponsored by Times Colonist
Peninsula Co-op   —  video
Finalist: Pizzeria Prima Strada   —  video

Outstanding Workplace; sponsored by Ralmax Group of Companies
Inn at Laurel Point   —  video
Finalist: Robinson's Outdoor Store   —  video

Innovation; sponsored by University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Vecima Networks, Inc.   —  video
Finalist: Sheringham Distillery Ltd.    —  video

Outstanding Customer Service; sponsored by Innvo8 Digital Solutions Inc.
Urban Smiles Victoria   —  video
Finalist: Frontrunners Footwear   —  video

Sustainable Business Practices; sponsored by Camosun College
Waymark Architecture   —  video
Finalist: Abeego Designs   —  video

Business Person of the Year; sponsored by United Way of Greater Victoria
Christine Willow, Chemistry Consulting Group   —  video
Finalist:Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats   —  video

Young Entrepreneur of the Year; sponsored by Royal Roads University
Raul Caballero, Oui Jewellery   —  video
Finalist: Matt Peulen, Stride Properties   —  video

Non-Profit of the Year; sponsored by Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Greater Victoria Housing Society   —  video
Finalist: Silver Threads Services for Seniors   —  video 

Chamber Member of the Year

sponsored by Air Canada


Al Hasham

Maximum Express, Logistics & Freight and Max Furniture





Governors' Lifetime Achievement Award Winner


Eric Charman

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