North Vancouver Chamber announces 2016 Business Excellence Awards Winners
The 19th Annual Business Excellence Awards took place on November 3rd at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver.
This very special event featured short films created by the Capilano University film students, profiling each of the nominated businesses. In addition to raising the profile of the recipients in the community, the awards provide much deserved recognition to business entrepreneurs in our community.
In addition to the Sky Spirit Studio/Wade Baker produced vases handed out to the category winners, three scholarships were awarded to the Capilano University film students for the most outstanding short films produced for the Business Excellence Awards finalists.
Community Contribution: Deep Cove Music, Tyler Pearson
Deep Cove Music is your one-stop-shop for all your musical needs including rental and retail sales of instruments, book, and accessories, private lessons, workshops and camps, and instrument and amp repairs.
Innovation: Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc., Dr. Saber Miresmailli
Ecoation Innovative Solutions enables growers everywhere to consistently produce high-quality and pest/disease free crops. Thanks to their proprietary IoT platform “EIS Crop Sense”, growers are able to eliminate the use of pesticides.
Service Excellence: Forerunners North Shore, Ken Greenaway & Jerry Ziak
Forerunners North Shore assures you of a friendly welcome and professional advice. With a wide range of shoes for a variety of sports, a great selection of athletic apparel, learn-to-run and run faster clinics, Forerunners has what you need to stay active and healthy.
Young Entrepreneur: Cooper Pantages & Wesley Hooper, LifeSpace Projects Ltd.
LifeSpace Gardens are self-watering. They use a patent pending Sip.Tech system to build a self-contained hidden reservoir, which ensures that as long as it contains water, the plants growing in the soil have a continuous and optimal amount of moisture.
Business Person of the Year: Fred Safaei, Ava Music & Arts Centre
Ava Music is a private music studio that has grown and flourished in the North Vancouver community. Ava Music recognizes the significant impact of arts education on lifelong cognitive development, beginning in the early years of childhood.
Business of the Year: North Construction Ltd., Kevin Webb
North Construction is one of Canada’s most innovative heavy construction contractors. They specialize in projects, such as ski resort development, road and highway projects, civil construction and project remediation, often through mountain corridors and challenging terrain.