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Member of the Year and Finalists announced for Tri-Cities Chamber 2023 Business Excellence Awards


(TRI-CITIES) February 9, 2023 — The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2023 Chamber Member of the Year, Navid Morawej, and the finalists in eight categories for its 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.

The Chamber Member of the Year, selected annually by the Chamber's immediate past board chair, honours a person who has gone above and beyond in terms of their involvement with the Chamber and the wider community.

For the remaining award categories, two panels of five judges reviewed the 100 nominations to select the 24 finalists, and will now set to work on choosing the recipients in each category to be announced at the gala. Chamber members can cast their votes for finalists, and the results will be part of the judging process. Judges remain anonymous, and are selected to represent the Chamber's board of directors, board of governors, ambassadors, past award recipients, and sponsors.

The 2023 Business Excellence Awards gala will take place April 29, at The Show Theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. The event typically sells out weeks in advance, and tickets are on sale now.


2023 Chamber Member of the Year

Navid Morawej, Hillcrest & Parkland Players Ltd. & Aultrust Financial Ltd.

Tri-Cities Chamber 2023 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Business of the Year (1-10 Employees)

Jamila's Kitchen & Grill
Spotlight Events
The Fountainhead Network

Business of the Year (11-29 Employees)

Bump Physio & Co
Hillcrest and Parkland Players Ltd.
Manhas Health Co.

Business of the Year (30+ Employees)

Metro Motors
Moody Ales & Co.
Tru Earth Environmental Products Inc.

Business Leader of the Year

Hema Bhatt, Natu'oil Services Inc.
Lacey Forsyth, Bump Physio & Co
Yvette Cuthbert, Rocky Point Ice Cream

Young Professional of the Year

Becca Yu, Citadel Speech and Language Services Inc.
Chloe Goodison, NaloxHome
Paige Petriw, Spotlight Events

Not-For-Profit of the Year

Access Youth Outreach Services
Rotary Club of Port Moody
The Peoples Pantry Recovery Society

Community Builder of the Year

Aultrust Financial Ltd.
Excel Martial Arts Coquitlam
Tri Cities Community TV

Green Business of the Year

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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