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Finalists announced for Tri-Cities Chamber 2024 Business Excellence Awards

(TRI-CITIES) February 1, 2024 — The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the finalists in eight categories for its 2024 Business Excellence Awards.

"Our Chamber is so proud to bring 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.

Also celebrated at the gala, the Chamber Member of the Year, selected annually by the Chamber's Board of Directors, honours a person who has gone above and beyond in terms of their involvement with the Chamber and the wider community.

Read more about this year's Chamber Member of the Year, Shelley Linn.

For the remaining award categories, two panels of judges reviewed the nearly 60 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 and the public 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 2024 Business Excellence Awards gala will take place April 27, at The Show Theatre, Great Canadian Casino Vancouver, in Coquitlam. The event typically sells out weeks in advance, and tickets are on sale now.


Tri-Cities Chamber 2024 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Business of the Year (1 – 10 Employees)

• Code Ninjas Port Coquitlam
• Olive The Best
• Synthesis Legal Law Corporation Ltd.

Business of the Year (11 – 29 Employees)

• Cassandra Cake Co.
• Dinakis Mediterranean Grill
• Strawberries and Sunshine Wellness Collective

Business of the Year (30+ Employees)

• Creative Transportation Solutions Ltd.
• Lordco Auto Parts
• QMC Metering Solutions

Business Leader of the Year

• Adina Diaconu, Westpro Physiotherapy
• Jamila Askarian, Noura Homes
• Jason Zanatta, Novo Textiles

Young Professional of the Year

• Becca Yu, Citadel Speech and Language Services Inc.
• Patrick Wilson, Peter Kiewit Sons ULC
• Taryn Barker, The Little Butcher

Not-For-Profit of the Year

• Community Integration Services Society
• Coquitlam Foundation
• PLEA Community Services

Community Champion of the Year

• Doughnut Love
• Shohreh Mansourian, Hillcrest and Parkland Players Ltd
• Tracy Price, RBC Wealth Management/YMCA BC Chair

Green Business of the Year

• Live for Tomorrow
• Moment Energy
• SynergyAspen Environmental Inc.

Chamber Member of the Year

Shelley Linn, Linn Estate Management


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

View the 2023 event photos.

For more information about the 2024 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 1,300+ 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.

For more information, contact:

Leslie Courchesne, Chief Executive Officer
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

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