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PG Chamber Announces Business Excellence Awards Nominees

Friday, September 16, 2016 @ 6:00 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce revealed the finalists for this year’s Business Excellence Awards at a packed luncheon at the Coast Inn of the North Thursday.

Over the next week, Chamber members will now vote for their favourites during an online vote for 10 of the 11 categories.

The theme of this year's awards is 'Back to the Awards' - photo 250News

The theme of this year’s awards is ‘Back to the Awards’ – photo 250News

The Hell Yeah Prince George Ambassador Award will be decided by an open online vote published through the Chamber’s Facebook page.

The winners will be announced during the Business Excellence Awards Gala taking place on October 22 at the Prince George Civic Centre at 5:30 p.m.

The theme of this year’s gala is ‘Back to the Awards’ – a take on the popular Back to the Future movie series.

“This is certainly one of the most monumental events of the business community each year,” says Chamber of Commerce CEO Christie Ray. “This lunch is obviously a really important part of that in trying to bring attention to all of the fabulous businesses in this community that have been nominated.

And the nominees are:

Entrepreneur of the Year:

Doug Bell

Jeni Arnott

Kevin Pederson

Michael Pockett

Service Excellence:

Northern Hardware & Furniture

The Salted Cracker

Van Horlick’s

Japan Wasabi Sushi Wonton House Ltd.

Business of the Year:

Coast Inn of the North

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Prince George

Northern Lights Estate Winery

Two Rivers Gallery

Business Person of the Year:

Carolyn Holmes

Doug Bell

John Gibson

Peter Sia

 Environmental Awareness:

PG Recycling and Return-It Centre

Pinups Punks and Pretty Things Hair Lounge

Play Grounds Café

Prince George Diaper Service

Community Impact Award:

Costumes for a Cause

MP Makeup Artistry & Prince George Dress Dreams

PG Recycling and Return-It Centre

Sun Life/Spread the Sunshine

Innovator of the Year Award:

Northern Lights Estate Winery

Play Grounds Café

Prince George Humane Society


Micro Business of the Year:

Digital Umbrella Creative (DUC)

Game Quest

Loved Always Children’s Consignment Boutique

Wild Rose Wellness

Tourism & Hospitality:

Northern FanCon

Northern Lights Estate Winery

Norton North Ranch Cottages

UNBC Continuing Studies

Outstanding Corporate Culture:

Coast Inn of the North

Hub City Volkswagen

Northern Health

Two Rivers Gallery

 Hell Yeah Prince George Ambassador:

The Candy Kid

Prince George Humane Society

Black Donkey Café

Kyle Sampson




Outstanding Corporate Culture: Northern Health

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