The Business Excellence Awards will be handed out in October.

BUSINESS TRACK: Congratulate nominees for Business Excellence

The 2012 Business Excellence Awards happen Oct. 19 at the Mission Best Western

A stunning array of businesses and organizations were nominated this year for the 2012 Business Excellence Awards. Nominees in the eight categories are:


Business of the Year (more than

15 Employees)

Fraser Valley Building Supplies

Canadian Tire


Tim Horton’s



Business of the Year (less than

15 Employees)

Mission Vitamin Centre

Mr. Pets

Woodlawn Funeral Home

Coast Eagle Consulting

Mission Automotive

Fraser Valley Office Supplies

Mission City Business Center

Evoke Wellness Centre

Embers BBQ House

Cobs Bread

Cimtex Industries

Hill n Dale Animal Hospital


Non-Profit of the Year

Community Futures

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the

Fraser Valley

Mission Isshin Ryu Karate Club

Blanket BC Society

Mission Foundation

Mission Association

for Seniors Housing

Mission City Farmers Market


Home-based Business of the Year

Barleys Place Family Daycare

Clever Canadian Couponing

Simplified Business Solutions

Mission Valley Home Renovations Ltd.

Hylee Training

Mountain Falls Retreat

The Pink Spatula


Entrepreneur Excellence

Grab a Java

Coast Eagle Consulting

Evoke Wellness Centre

Cherry Lane Scrapbook Shoppe Inc

Mission Automotive

Iron Lotus Yoga

Rockin River Productions


Business Leader of the Year

Cory Cassel

Ann Harper

Sean Melia

Tammy Klassen

Dolf Szilagyi

Asvind Mani

Chris Calverly

Vicki Gould

Ken Selvaraja


Retail Excellence

Mission Vitamin Centre

Canadian Tire

Focal Point Landscape Design

Dee’s Pink Steel Motorsport

FUEL Supplements and Vitamins

Mission Automotive


Customer Experience

Mission Vitamin Centre

Rex Cox Men’s Wear

Arnold’s Shoe Repair

Edward Jones Investments

Downey Transmission Services

Blackberry Kitchen (Kela Cuisine)

Focal Point Landscape Design

A Dressing Needs

Mission Springs Brewing Co. & Pub

Fraser Valley Office Supplies

Evoke Wellness Centre

FUEL Supplements and Vitamins

Mission Automotive

Embers BBQ House

Grab a Java

Oasis Rejuvenation and Spa

Cobs Bread

Wentings Cycle

Iron Lotus Yoga

Cherry Lane Scrapbook Shoppe Inc

Murdoch’s Bookshoppe

Joy’s Espresso Way Coffee House


To learn more about each of the nominees, follow the Chamber Facebook page (Mission.Business.Network) or see the Mission Chamber website.

“While a few nominated have stepped down, it is great to see that over 75 organizations have been nominated, many for the first time,” notes Chamber President Elyssa Lockhart.

“Several nominees have told me how honoured they are that community members have taken the time to put their names forward.”

Each nominee will now participate in an assessment process by a panel of community peers. This process will determine the winner of the award to be given out Oct. 19 at the Business Excellence Awards Gala. The black tie event held in the Mission Best Western Ballroom, will be a night of celebration of all nominees. Presented by Your Community Credit Unions, the Business Excellence Awards honours businesses and organizations that make a difference in the community.

“Award recipients represent the top executives, business leaders, thinkers, and strategists in our community,” she said.

“Their superior efforts encourage the sense that Mission supports, engages, and produces world-class talent, innovative products, dynamic companies and high-quality opportunities for employment.”

Join Elyssa and other leaders in Mission in celebrating these top organizations on Oct. 19. Tickets are available through the Chamber office or at Don’t forget to congratulate those who have been nominated or stop by to experience why.

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