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Tri-Cities Chamber celebrates Business Excellence Awards with future-themed gala

(TRI-CITIES) April 30, 2024 — Nearly 400 Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce members, community leaders, and supporters gathered at the Great Canadian Casino Vancouver's Show Theatre in Coquitlam on Saturday to celebrate the Chamber's Business Excellence Awards at a glamorous gala.

"To all of our Business Excellence Awards nominees, finalists and recipients, our Chamber is so proud to celebrate you. There is no shortage of exceptional leaders, businesses, and community champions here in the Tri-Cities," said Leslie Courchesne, CEO, Tri-Cities Chamber. "Thanks to all of our member businesses, sponsors and supporters, ours is one of the fastest growing chambers of commerce and boards of trade in the province. It is a powerful network created by you -- our members -- to ensure the voice of business in the Tri-Cities is heard loud and clear, and that our communities thrive. Thank you for your membership and your support."

The Chamber received nearly 80 nominations for its eight award categories. A volunteer panel of 10 judges selected three finalists for each award, with the recipients announced at the gala. For the ninth award, Jenifer Wright, Past Chair of the Chamber's Board of Directors honored Shelley Linn as Chamber Member of the Year. The event was emceed by Kevin Lim, radio host and voice actor, and presented by Douglas College.


View the 2024 BEA event photo album.

View the 2024 BEA Award Recipients album here.

View the 2024 attendees Welcome Portraits here.

View the 2024 Finalists Videos here.

Read the 2024 Chamber Member of the Year story here.

Read the 2024 Finalists Announcement story here.


Thank you to our generous sponsors

Presenting Sponsor Douglas College

Acorn Early Education Management Group Ltd.
Fortis BC
Great Canadian Casino Vancouver
Onni Group of Companies
Trans Mountain Canada Inc.
Beedie Living
Peter Kiewit Cons ULC
DMCL Chartered Professional Accountants
Chambers Plan Employee Benefits - Johnston Group
BTM Lawyers LLP
Manhas Health Co.
Coquitlam Centre
Express Employment Professionals
Moody Centre TOD
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority - Port of Vancouver
Butter Studios
Six Degrees
Coquitlam Florist
Poco Sweet Shop
Dusk2Dawn Productions
Sandpiper Signs & Decals Inc.
Cassandra Cake Co.
TriCity News


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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