The Parksville & District Business Awards, sponsored by the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce, The Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Vancouver Island University and Harris Oceanside Chevrolet , honours individuals and businesses that have demonstrated business excellence and outstanding customer service in 2016. The awards will be presented at our March Chamber of Commerce dinner at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort.
The review panel selected as finalists those nominees that truly met the motivation for the awards: a business or person who demonstrated a great capacity for caring, applying original ideas, accepting challenges, and taking risks, while balancing the social needs of the community in their efforts. Over the past several months, nomination forms were distributed throughout the district and the review panel had the difficult task of choosing the following finalists in each of these five categories:
Outstanding Customer Service of the Year
- Bread and Honey Food Company
- Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
- Shelley D'Amico, Namaskar Yoga
New Business of the Year
- Iron Warehouse
- Wanderlust Tattoo
- Workability Program
Small Business of the Year (under 10 employees)
- Kerry's Car and Truck Centre
- Pacific Brimm Café & Catering
- Robert Held Art Glass
Large Business of the Yea (over 10 Employees)
- Bosley's in Parksville
- Close to You Ladies Fashion
- Waypoint Insurance
Employer of the Year
- Paul & Lori Nielsen, Bayview Custom Motorcycles
- Greg Matheson, Weather-Wise Cedar Products
- Terry Kerr, The Kerr Group Management Corp.
"The Rock" award, in memory of the late John Rockley, will be presented to an individual who exemplifies John's passion for business and our region.
The Awards Ceremony will be held March 9th at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort. Tickets for the event are available at the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce, 1275 East Island Highway.