Dianne Hawkins is president of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, taking care of business Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at 2040 Cliffe Avenue. Contact the Chamber at 250.334.3234.

The Chamber’s Community Annual Awards Gala is January 28!

The deadline for nominating an outstanding business, organization, and/or individual for a Chamber Award has come and gone like a spy in the night. Chamber has in its sights many remarkable nominations for 14 award categories. Once again, Comox Valley you are amazing! Thanks for supporting the Annual Awards with your heartfelt nominations and letters of support for the nominees.

The Chamber has 15 awards to present this year with a new category: The Sustainable Business Award, proudly sponsored by West Coast Expeditions, recipients of the 2015 Family First Award. West Coast Expeditions wanted to become more involved so sponsored their very own award for 2016. The Sustainability award recognizes a business or organization that practices environmental responsibility and sustainability within its business model.

This year’s Annual Community Awards Gala on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Florence Filberg Centre is guaranteed to leave you stirred (not shaken) – this year features a James Bond-style theme. Tickets are available for sale on the Chamber’s website.

The finalists for all the Award Categories will not remain a secret for much longer. Watch our website and social media feeds for announcements in each category.

Thank you to all of our sponsors many whom have been supporting this community event for years.  We consider them the foundation of the Annual Award’s success:

Event Media Sponsors: The Comox Valley Record and 97.3 Eagle

Business Leadership Award Sponsor: First Credit Union & Insurance

Business of the Year Award Sponsor: MNP LLP

Citizen of the Year Award Sponsor: Canadian Tire

Customer Service Award Sponsor: Robbins & Company

Family First Award sponsor: Comox Valley Child Development Association

Food & Farm Business Award Sponsor: Locals Restaurant

Heritage Recognition Award Sponsor: Waypoint Insurance

New Business of the Year Award Sponsor: Presley & Partners

Not for Profit Organization Award Sponsor: Peninsula Co-op

President’s Merit Award Sponsor: North Island College

Sustainability Award Sponsor: West Coast Expeditions

Tech & Innovation Award Sponsor: OnDeck Systems

Young Entrepreneur Award Sponsor: Wedler Engineering

Youth Leadership Award Sponsor: NIC School of Business

Bar Sponsor: Ambassador Transportation

Martini Bar Sponsor: Wedler Engineering

Catering Sponsor: Westview Ford

Thanks also to: 40 Knots Winery for hosting the champagne reception, Thrifty Foods for sponsoring appetizers, Unveil Studios for filming the finalists, Gordon Ross Photography for post-win pictures, and West Coast Home Theatre for letting us all see and hear the award presentations.

For more event information, visit www.comoxvalleychamber.com or contact the Chamber office at 250.334.3234.


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