For Immediate Release
March 7, 2016
Business Achievement Award Winners Celebrated
This year’s Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards winners were announced at a gala ceremony in the Port Theatre, Friday, March 4.
According to Kim Smythe, Chamber CEO, “It was a very exciting night with all the glitz and glamour of a celebrity-studded awards show – and all the celebrities were our local awards nominees!”
TV personality Mira Laurence MC’d the event, 10 piece R&B band ‘Decadence’ played the winners onto the stage and a crowd of around 350 applauded them off.
This was the 16th annual event presented by the Chamber. Nominations were open to all businesses in the Greater Nanaimo area, whether they were Chamber members or not.
Living Forest Campground
HOSPITALITY (under 20 employees)
Brannen Lake Campgrounds
HOSPITALITY (over 20 employees)
Coast Bastion Hotel
The Nest Bistro
2 Chefs Affair
DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
NYLA Fresh Thread
RETAIL (25+ employees)
CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING
Island West Coast Development
INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY
Spotlight Academy – Jacqui Kaese
COMMUNITY SERVICE – NOT FOR PROFIT
COMMUNITY SERVICE – SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Code Brew – NRGH Foundation
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Coast Salish Development Corporation
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – Up to 10 employees
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – 11 – 49 employees
Nanaimo Precast Ltd.
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – 50+ employees
Paradise Island Foods
Vancouver Island Expeditions
Dover Bay Eco Club