The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce handed out its annual Greater Victoria Business Awards on Thursday evening.
14 winners were recognized in a ceremony at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.
The evening also marked the Chamber’s 155th birthday.
“We are here tonight to celebrate not only our award finalists, but also The Chamber’s 155th year in operation,” said Dan Dagg, Chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
“All of tonight’s finalists foster excellence through their commitment and generosity to our community by giving back to local organizations. We celebrate their successes and look forward to working with our members to continue to build good business.”
The 2018 award winners are:
Business Leadership; sponsored by Coast Capital Savings
Canadian Tire Hillside
Runner-up: The Truffles Group
New Business; sponsored by Peninsula Co-Op
angela COTÉ inc
Runner-up: Horizons Holistic Health Care
Business of the Year (1-10 Employees); sponsored by the City of Victoria
Engaged HR Inc.
Runner-up: Atlas Junk Removal Inc.
Business of the Year (11-39 Employees); sponsored by CHEK News
Runner-up: Oswego Hotel/Kingsbridge Management Limited
Business of the Year (40+ Employees); sponsored by Times Colonist
Runner-up: Pizzeria Prima Strada
Outstanding Workplace of the Year; sponsored by Ralmax Group of Companies
Inn at Laurel Point
Runner-up: Robinson’s Outdoor Store
Innovation; sponsored by University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Vecima Networks Inc.
Runner-up: Sheringham Distillery Ltd.
Non-Profit/Association of the Year; sponsored by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Greater Victoria Housing Society
Runner-up: Silver Threads Services for Seniors
Outstanding Customer Service; sponsored by Innov8 Digital Solutions Inc.
Urban Smiles Victoria
Runner-up: Frontrunners Footwear
Sustainable Business Practices; sponsored by Camosun College
Waymark Architecture Inc.
Runner-up: Abeego Designs
Business Person of the Year; sponsored by United Way of Greater Victoria
Christine Willow, Chemistry Consulting Group
Runner-up: Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats
Young Entrepreneur of the Year; sponsored by Royal Roads University
Raul Caballero, Oui Jewellery
Runner-up: Matt Peulen, Stride Properties
Chamber Member of the Year; sponsored by Air Canada
Al Hasham, Maximum Express Logistics and Freight and Max Furniture
Governors’ Lifetime Achievement Award