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Business Excellence Award finalists named

The finalists for the Prince George Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards were announced Thursday.

The 34th annual Business Excellence Awards will be held on Friday October 18 at the Prince George Playhouse.

“The BEA’s represent a yearly opportunity for the Prince George Chamber of Commerce to recognize the tremendous efforts of the entire business community,” said Todd Corrigall, CEO, Prince George Chamber of Commerce, in a news release. “With the tremendous support of our partners and sponsors, we are able to continue delivering this event year over year, consistently improving upon the event and recognizing the widest breadth of business here in Prince George.”

The finalist in each of the awards categories are as follows:

Business of the Year – Sponsored by Scotiabank

  • Birch and Boar Charcuterie and Provisions
  • Westcana Electric Inc.
  • Primus Electric Inc.
  • MNP LLP.

Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by BDC

  • Bikram Sahi – Onyx Stone and Custom Cabinets
  • Glen Mikkelsen – CN Centre
  • Selen Alpay – Canadian Tire Prince George
  • Sonica Kandola – RK Furniture Gallery

Top Non-Profit or Charity – Sponsored by HSJ Lawyers LLP

  • YMCA of Northern BC
  • Prince George Hospice Society
  • Foundry Prince George
  • United Way

Top Marketing Campaign – Sponsored by Fortis BC

  • Route 16 – Tourism Prince George
  • Pop Media Inc.
  • Move Up Prince George – City of Prince George
  • Cariboo Rocks the North

Environmental Leadership – Sponsored by EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc.

  • Adventures in Self Sufficiency
  • Col Juicery
  • Pacific Western Brewing
  • Prince George Driving for Life Academy

Excellence in Food & Beverage – Sponsored by Tourism Prince George

  • Trench Brewing and Distilling
  • Smokey J’s Mmmeats
  • Farmhouse Catering Company Ltd.
  • North City Donair

Excellence in Hospitality – Sponsored by Tourism Prince George

  • Woodhouse Cottages and Ranch
  • Courtyard by Marriott Prince George
  • Pomeroy Inn & Suites
  • Salmon Valley Campground

Top Indigenous Owned Business – Sponsored by Pacific BioEnergy

  • The Pepper Tree Hair Studio Inc.
  • Prince George Barber Shop
  • Zandra Ross Lifestyle
  • Erin Stagg Fine Art

Micro Business of the Year – Sponsored by Telus

  • Blissful Bubbles Boutique
  • 4 Paws Pure
  • Simply Beautiful Jewelry Design and Clothing
  • Kay Ross Photography

Top Workplace Culture – Sponsored by Canadian Western Bank

  • Ave Maria Specialties
  • The Exploration Place
  • Pine Centre Mall owned by Morguard
  • Primus Electric Inc.

Remarkable Visitor Experience – Sponsored by Tourism Prince George

  • Northern FanCon
  • Cariboo Rocks the North
  • Woodhouse Cottages and Ranch
  • CrossRoads Street Festival Series

Service Excellence Award – Sponsored by Canfor

  • Darling Deviance Wool Shop and Gifts
  • It’s All About Coffee and Food
  • Madison Ave Fashions
  • CBI Health Centre Prince George

Voting for the winners in each category is now open. Chamber members will receive a link to the voting platform via email.

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