Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards asking for nominations

Organizers of the 18th annual awards are looking forward to a large number of entries

Business excellence is being celebrated again this year.

Organizers of the 18th annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards are looking forward to a large number of entries from award-worthy businesses this year as the Dec. 1 nomination deadline is now around the corner on the calendar.

“It’s been a good year for business on Vancouver Island, and we expect that to be reflected in the number and quality of the entries this year for the gala, which will be held in Victoria on Jan. 25,” said Mark MacDonald of Business Examiner, which coordinates the event, in a press release. “We have changed some of the categories to streamline the awards this year.”

Black Press is a platinum sponsor of the BE Awards this year. RBC Royal Bank and Grant Thornton are gold sponsors.

There will be 17 categories this year: 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); 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 & over $1 million in sales).

The nomination deadline is Dec. 1 this year, and companies can self-nominate. There is no charge to participate. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.businessexaminer.ca/events.

For more information on the event, contact MacDonald at 1-866-758-2684 ext. 120 or e-mail mark@businessexaminer.ca.

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