VICTORIA, BC – The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the finalists for The Chamber’s 2021 Greater Victoria Business Awards.
The finalists, listed below, have distinguished themselves in many categories and many ways, including excellent customer service, sustainable business practices, young entrepreneurship and business leadership.
The Chamber’s 2021 Greater Victoria Business Awards shine a light on hard-working businesses, business people and community leaders in 14 categories worth celebrating. Finalists were chosen by an independent panel of prominent business leaders who served as judges.
“The finalists announced today all are shining examples of leadership and innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bruce Williams, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. “There is not a single business that has not been affected by the pandemic over the past year. Each of these businesses have a unique story to tell on how they overcame challenges and went the extra mile to ensure that, despite facing adversity, their business continues to thrive.”
The Chamber previously announced that Frank Bourree will receive the Governors’ Award of Distinction, and that John Espley has been named The Chamber’s 2021 Member of the Year.
The Governors’ Award of Distinction honours an individual for his or her outstanding leadership and accomplishments over the decades. The Chamber Member of the Year award recognizes an individual who has served as a volunteer at The Chamber, has taken an active role with the board or committees, fosters relationships with the community and advocates on behalf of business.
The Chamber’s 2021 Greater Victoria Business Awards will be broadcast May 15, on CHEK TV.
The Chamber’s mission is to serve Greater Victoria by working together to build good business and great community. We work with our members, including our Chamber Champions, to make life better in Greater Victoria through advocacy, networking events, professional development and other unique activities. Find out more at VictoriaChamber.ca.
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The Chamber 2021 Business Awards Finalists (listed alphabetically)
Community Builder; sponsored by Coast Capital Savings
Innovation; sponsored by University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Outstanding Customer Service; sponsored by Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc.
Sustainable Business Practices; sponsored by Camosun College
New Business; sponsored by South Island Prosperity Partnership
Business Person of the Year; sponsored by Canadian Tire
Emerging Business Person of the Year (Under 35); sponsored by Royal Roads University
Outstanding Workplace of the Year sponsored by Ralmax Group of Companies
Non-Profit of the Year; sponsored by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Business of the Year (1-10 Employees); sponsored by City of Victoria
Business of the Year (11-39 Employees); sponsored by Newport Realty
Business of the Year (40+ Employees); sponsored by Chard Development Ltd.
Chamber Member of the Year; sponsored by Air Canada
Governors’ Award of Distinction; sponsored by Times Colonist
Since 1863, The Chamber has served Greater Victoria by working together to build good business and great community through advocacy, networking, professional development and innovative services as changing times require.