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Nominees announced for Tri-Cities Chamber 2023 Business Excellence Awards

(TRI-CITIES) December 30, 2022 — Congratulations to the 100 nominees put forward in eight categories for the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce 2023 Business Excellence Awards.

"Our Chamber takes pride in bringing together business and community leaders for a premier gala to celebrate and recognize outstanding organizations and individuals that demonstrate excellence in business and a passion for the community," said Leslie Courchesne, CEO, Tri-Cities Chamber.

Two panels of five judges will review the nominations to select the finalists as well as the recipients in each category. Judges remain anonymous, and are selected to represent the Chamber's board of directors, board of governors, ambassadors, past award recipients, and sponsors. The Chamber's Past Board Chair selects the Chamber Member of the Year, also awarded at the gala.

Save the date: The 2023 Business Excellence Awards gala will take place April 29, at The Show Theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.


Tri-Cities Chamber 2023 Business Excellence Awards Nominees

Business of the Year (1-10 Employees)

3 C Cloud
Ashneys Artisan Company
Aultrust Financial
Avrio Accounting Solutions Inc.
Belle Box n Bow
Bone & Biscuit
Boro and Beyond
Bridgewell Real Estate
Bulging Gift Baskets Vancouver
Carrie Bokser The Mortgage Group
Cassandra Cake Co.
Core Consulting Services
Every Step Immigration
Integrated Selling
Jamie Banfield Design Inc.
Jamila's Kitchen & Grill
Kaifko Creative
Admin Virtuosa
Mary Hill Fit Body Boot Camp
Math4me Learning
Nandos Coquitlam
NexGen Accounting Inc.
Parsa World Agency
Poco Sweet Shop
Spotlight Events
Suplement King Port Moody
Synergy on Boards
Synthesis Legal
The Clay Warehouse
The Fountainhead Network
Tri-Cities Cleaning
Uptown Notaries

Business of the Year (11-29 Employees)

Bump Physio & Co
CODE Ninjas
Garton & Harris
Hillcrest and Parkland Players Ltd.
Kairos Law Corporation
Manhas Health Co.
Prestige Cleaning Services
Vanheat Services

Business of the Year (30+ Employees)

Moody Ales & Co.
Nurse Next Door Homecare Services
Tru Earth Environmental Products Inc.
Metro Motors

Business Leader of the Year

Alfraz Nathoo, Ventiga Accounting and Consulting
Chuck Anderson, Chuck Anderson Coaching
Erin Reid, Coast Therapy
Hema Bhatt, Natu'oil Services Inc.
Heather Rhodes, The Hard Bean Brunch Co.
Lacey Forsyth, Bump Physio & Co
Malik Malikzada, Jamila's Kitchen & Grill
Moe Manavipour, Mary Hill Fit Body Boot Camp
Nabila Bhimji, Mindful Nourishment
Navid Morawej, Hillcrest & Parkland Players Ltd. & Aultrust Financial Ltd.
Paige Petriw, Spotlight Events
Shayla Adams, Prestige Cleaning Services
Shohreh Mansourian, Hillcrest & Parkland Players Ltd.
Teri Holland, Teri Holland Co
Yvette Cuthbert, Rocky Point Ice Cream

Young Professional of the Year

Ami DeMelo, DeMelo Designs
April Davis, Rocky Point Ice Cream
Becca Yu, Citadel Speech and Language Services Inc
Cassandra Curtis, Cassandra Cake Co
Chloe Goodison, NaloxHome
Colton Wood, Supplement King Port Moody
Dan Ferrato, Club Sweat Fitness
Karanpreet Johar, Glow Within Foundation
Kira Johnson, Kira Johnson Real Estate
Mike Arboit, TFN Studios
Paige Petriw, Spotlight Events
Saad Allulu, Lulu Technologies
Shayla Adams, Prestige Cleaning Services

Not-For-Profit of the Year

Access Youth Outreach Services
Community Integration Services Society (CISS)
Rotary Club of Port Moody
Talitha Koum Society
The Peoples Pantry Recovery Society
Tri Cities Community TV

Community Builder of the Year

Aultrust Financial
Excel Martial Arts
Hillcrest & Parkland Players Ltd.
Ioco Players Port Moody Theatre Arts
Jamila's Kitchen & Grill
Mary Hill Fit Body Boot Camp
Sherilee Baker, Rags to Reaches Digital Marketing
Renata Steele, Real Estate Agent
Erin Scarlett, The Fountainhead Network
Tri Cities Community TV
Genevieve Kyle Lefebvre, Tri-Cities United / Parent Talk Podcast
Jung Mi Hong, United Notary
Vishad Deeplaul, Backpack Buddies

Green Business of the Year

Aesta Visuals
Green Coast Rubbish Inc.
Ethical Waste Services
Natu'oil Services
SynergyAspen Environmental Inc.

View the Business Excellence Awards finalists and recipients from past years.

View the 2022 highlight video.

View the 2022 event photos.

For more information about the 2023 Business Excellence Awards, visit the events calendar listing and signature events page. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Nicole Lauzon, Membership Manager.


Since 1971, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has been the largest business association serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, and Belcarra, now representing 1,000+ organizations from every sector. The Chamber works to foster economic development, provide connections and benefits, and influence public policy at all levels of government to ensure strong business and strong communities. The Tri-Cities Chamber is an active member of the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce.

For more information, contact:
Leslie Courchesne, Chief Executive Officer
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

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