Mission Chamber announces nominees for awards

2017 Business Excellence Awards had more than 170 nominations

The polls have closed and the nominations for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards have been counted.

More than 170 nominations were received for this years’ six award categories that include the Power Of Small, The Big Bang, Local Focus, Educational Leader, Community Builder and Customer First awards.

Changes to the Business Excellence Awards program continue as the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce aims to better align the awards to ensure consistency, transparency and better representation of the business community.

This years’ nominees who receive multiple nominations will be asked to accept the one category that best represents their business.

In total, 56 local businesses have been recognized and will be invited to accept their nomination at the 2017 Business Excellence Nominees Luncheon on Oct. 19, where nominees are treated to a special lunch with guest speaker Scott Armstrong.

Judging and community voting for the final award winners will run from Oct. 1 to 31. After the judging and community vote closes, the top nominees in each category will be announced with the final award winners to be announced at the Business Excellence Awards Gala on January 19, 2018.

“It is exciting to see many local businesses being recognized and many in multiple categories. It strengthens the argument that we do have some amazing, hardworking businesses in this community that help to shape our local economy,” said David Sawatzky, chamber president.

This year’s list of nominees include:

Akasaka Japanese Restaurant

Arsenault Tree Services

BC Redi-Rooter Ltd.

Beautiful U Boutique

Bella Sunless Tan & Eyelash Extensions

Bridgeview Dental Clinic

Casa del sol

Chartwell Carrington House

Chartwell Cedarbrooke

Community Futures North Fraser

ELKS Lodge

Empowered Living Service

English Tarts

Excalibur Electric

Fraser River Wines

Fronya Thrift Boutique

Game Changers Buy and Sell

Game-bit

Grab a Java

Habitat for Humanity

Heritage Park Pharmacy

Hillis on Mane

Hitch Flix Media

Infinus Technology

Inspire Me Fitness

LuLaRoe by Rita

Megan Faber Photography

Mission City Pizza

Mission Community Skills Centre Society

Mission Firefighters’ Charitable Organization

Mission Hospice Society

Mission Station Grill

Mission Towing

Mossy Creek and Co

Otter Co-op

Oxygen Yoga and Fitness

Platinum Beauty

Prolash

Prospera Credit Union

Redemption Hair Salon

Sandpiper Resort

Save On Foods

Soroptimist Abbotsford – Mission

Suzanne’s Junction Mall

TD Canada Trust

The Diape

The Mission Skating Club

The Stage

Tom Osterberg, Realtor

U&I Thai Fine Cuisine

Urban Valley Transport

Valley Acrylic Bath LTD

What’s On Mission

Y.E.T Young Entrepreneur Training

ZZ Cuts

For more information visit missionchamber.bc.ca.