2019 Business Achievement Awards Winners Announced
Our Business Achievement Awards ceremony was scheduled for March 19th and due to the COVID - 19 virus we had to look at our options for rescheduling the popular event. This seemed like the perfect time for the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce to announce the winners of the Business Achievement Awards. Our unique virtual awards ceremony held June 18 on ZOOM was a welcome interruption to our routine. The ceremony was emceed by Dave Graham from Island Radio.
Finalists, family, friends, past winners, and guests celebrated the outstanding businesses and service individuals in our community albeit a little differently than the usual event!
‘The Business Achievement Awards is an annual highlight for the Chamber, and we had to figure out a way to recognize our finalists and winners. We’ve worked to make a virtual event for the business community, and I think something special for the finalists that shows our appreciation for our sponsors, staff and board of directors. As always, it is important for us as a Chamber to honour and support the great businesses in our region’ says Kim Burden, Executive Director, Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce.
‘We always look forward to the Business Achievement Awards and honouring those individuals who excel beyond expectations and this modified ceremony was a great success. It’s a very memorable experience for finalists and their supporters and we are happy to have been able to host this wonderful community event.’ states Jean Maltesen, President Board of Directors.
7 category winners and a special Community Spirit Award recipient and Chamber Award recipients:
Category Award Winners:
Service Excellence Award Winner:
~ M&N Mattress & Sofa
Small Business of the Year
~ Tablet Pharmacy
Large Business of the Year
~ Cascadia Martial Arts
Outstanding Workplace – Employer of the Year
~ Sarina Tryon, Paradise Child Care Centre
Young Professional of the Year
~ Breanna Quinney, LaVida Lashes & Boutique
Not for Profit of the Year
~ Arrowsmith Health Care Society
Tourism & Hospitality – Destination PQB!
~ North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
The Community Spirit Award, sponsored and selected by the Society of Organized Services (SOS) was presented to Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation. The Community Spirit Award recognizes a business or individual that demonstrated exceptional commitment to developing and encouraging community spirit and pride.
The Chamber Award, sponsored by Namaskar Yoga Studio and Parksville Community Centre was presented to our Chamber Cheerleader! Award Recipient: Bill Rutledge, Thrifty Foods.
View Winner Photos
Service Excellence Small Business of the Year Large Business of the Year
M&N Mattress & Sofa Tablet Pharmacy Cascadia Martial Arts
Young Professional of the Year Tourism & Hospitality - Destination PQB! Not for Profit of the Year
Breanna Quinney, LaVida Lashes North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre Arrowsmith Health Care Society
The Community Spirit Award Chamber Award - Bill Rutledge, Thrifty Foods Parksville Outstanding Workplace - Employer of the Year
Parksville Qualicum Community Sarina Tryon - Paradise Childcare Centres