(TRI-CITIES) December 13, 2023 — Nearly 60 nominations in eight categories are vying for top honours at the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce 2024 Business Excellence Awards gala on April 27.
"Our Chamber takes great pride in bringing together business and community leaders for a premier gala to celebrate outstanding organizations and individuals that demonstrate excellence in business and a passion for the community," said Leslie Courchesne, CEO, Tri-Cities Chamber. "Congratulations to all nominees, and my sincere thanks to everyone who put forward a nomination for the awards. We have so many deserving recipients in our communities."
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.
Save the date: The 2024 Business Excellence Awards gala will take place Saturday, April 27, at The Show Theatre, Great Canadian Casino Vancouver.
Tri-Cities Chamber 2024 Business Excellence Awards Nominees
Business of the Year (1-10 Employees)
Code Ninjas Port Coquitlam
Olive The Best
Oliveira Funeral Home
Oxygen Yoga Port Moody
Samantha's Cleaning Services
Si Senior Taqueria Fiesta Mexicana
Synthesis Legal Law Corporation Ltd.
TruSisu Management Consulting Inc.
Business of the Year (11-29 Employees)
Cassandra Cake Co.
Dinakis Mediterranean Grill
Garton & Harris, Barristers & Solictors
Hillcrest and Parkland Players Ltd.
Strawberries and Sunshine Wellness Collective
Business of the Year (30+ Employees)
Creative Transportation Solutions Ltd.
John B Pub
Lordco Auto Parts
QMC Metering Solutions
Tom Lee Music
Business Leader of the Year
Jamileh Askarian, Noura Homes
Adina Diaconu, WESTPRO Physiotherapy
Kelly Fry, Kelly Fry Team
Samantha Lavoie, Samantha's Cleaning Services
Dean Washington, GRiP Tire & Auto
Jason Zanatta, Novoshield
Young Professional of the Year
Taryn Barker, The Little Butcher
Tali Campbell, Coquitlam Express Hockey
Cassandra Curtis, Cassandra Cake Co.
Jeff Curtis, Boro and Beyond
Navdeep Duggal, MNP
Chloe Goodison, NaloxHome
Kirstin Hepburn, Jacaranda Marketing
Hayley Knapp, Trans Mountain
Lauren Read, BTM Lawyers
Erin Scarlett, The Fountainhead Network
Patrick Wilson, Peter Kiewit Sons ULC
Becca Yu, Citadel Speech and Language Services Inc.
Not-For-Profit of the Year
Community Integration Services Society
Low Entropy Foundation
PLEA Community Services
Société Francophone de Maillardville
Talitha Koum Society
Community Builder of the Year
Jennifer Blatherwick, ACCESS Youth Outreach Services
Steve Dowsley, Burb
Kathy Hiles, Doughnut Love
Valirie Peligrino, Excel Martial Arts Coquitlam
Shohreh Mansourian, Hillcrest and Parkland Players Ltd.
Tracy Price, RBC Wealth Management / YMCA BC
Green Business of the Year
Live for Tomorrow (LFT Group)
SynergyAspen Environmental Inc.
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 1,300+ 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.