Vancouver Island’s business excellence to be recognized

Vancouver Island’s business excellence to be recognized

Award nomination deadline is Nov. 22

Organizers of the 20th annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards want to make sure nominations arrive in time so that the Island’s best in business can get their proper recognition.

The nomination deadline is Nov. 22 for the awards, which will be presented at a gala event in Victoria on Jan. 30.

“We expect that our judges will again have their hands full to determine the winners in each of the 17 categories at the gala…” said Mark MacDonald of the Business Examiner, which co-ordinates the event. “These awards always bring out new, exciting ventures and amazing stories about entrepreneurs who make their dreams come true on Vancouver Island.”

Companies can self-nominate, and there is no charge to participate in the nomination process. Categories include automotive (car and truck dealerships and fleet sales); construction/development/real estate; entrepreneur; food and food production (agriculture, seafood, food products); green and technology; health care; hospitality; industrial manufacturer; manufactured wood products; ocean products; professional (legal, accounting, insurance, coaching); construction/development/real estate; retail; small business (under 20 employees and under $1 million in sales); tourism; trades (automotive repair, plumbing, electrical, roofing, etc.); business of the year (over 50 employees and over $1 million in sales).

Nomination forms can be found at

For more information about the awards, call MacDonald at 1-866-758-2684 ext. 120 or e-mail

Black Press is a platinum sponsor of the BE Awards.

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