On Wednesday, September 21st, the 19th Annual Business Excellence Award celebrations kicked off in style with the Nominees Reception at the Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel.  Award nominees, their friends and family, and Chamber members and guests, gathered in the Pinnacle’s ballroom to mix, mingle, and celebrate the announcement of the three Finalists in each of the six award categories.

Each of the finalists were paired up with a talented Capilano University Motion Picture Arts Program student, who will work with them over the next two weeks to create a short feature film on their business. All 18 films will be shown at the Business Excellence Awards Gala on November 3rd at the Pinnacle by the Pier Hotel ballroom.

A big thank you to our generous event sponsor Business Development Bank of Canada.

Tickets are now on sale for the November 3rd Business Excellence Awards Gala.

Learn more about the Business Excellence Awards Gala.

Here is the complete list of finalists:

Community Contribution                  
The Botto Team Grant & Jasmine Botto
Deep Cove Music Tyler Pearson
Obsession: Bikes James Wilson
Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc. Dr. Saber Miresmailli
Polymer Research Technologies Ltd. Kambiz Taheri
Takaya Tours Dennis Thomas
Service Excellence
Forerunners North Shore Ken Greenaway & Jerry Ziak
Olives on Tap Andrew Cameron
Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier Jennie Mackenzie
Young Entrepreneur
Adam, Ali & Amir Assadkhan Vitasave
Erik Smith S’Wich Café & BLVD Bistro
Wesley Hooper LifeSpace Gardens
Business Person of the Year
Chris Sacré Sacré-Davey Engineering Inc.
Claire Booth Lux Insights Inc.
Fred Safaei Ava Music & Arts Centre
Business of the Year
Green Coast Rubbish Inc. Eamonn Duignan
North Construction Ltd. Kevin Webb
Opus International Consultants (Canada) Ltd. Art Washuta