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Abbotsford News Thursday, December 13, 2012

Winners in

EXCELLENCE The sky is the limit!

Honouring outstanding organizations and individuals in Abbotsford who strive for excellence in the community. PRESENTED BY:

Pictured L-R: Joanne Field, ARJAA; Phil Vanderpol, Vitalus Foods; Alicia Bodaly, restaurant 62; Rob Lepp, Lepp Farm Market; Marilyn Paller (Lisa Paller not pictured), Strung Out On Beads; Brock Tilling, Project Climbing Center

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THANK YOU ABBOTSFORD

Business Community Celebrate Excellence

for nominating us for the Business Excellence Consumer Services award!

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 12th ANNIVERSARY

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It was an evening filled with glamour, excitement and magical moments. The 17th annual Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards took place on Nov. 21 at Tradex, as the city’s outstanding business leaders gathered to honour their own. The awards night was hosted by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and media partner The Abbotsford News. A crowd of more than 550 came out to witness 90 worthy nominees vie for 11 awards, but the evening was more than a celebration of excellence. The event has become a business tradition and an opportunity to network while enjoying a gala atmosphere.

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Guests were treated to live music, appetizers and a gourmet buffet dinner, as well as some impressive dance moves. Once again Business In Black – a troupe made up of local business leaders – entertained the crowd with its unique stylings. The group of well-known business people entertained the audience with a routine that spanned the music of the past few decades. After the dancing, it was time to present the awards. Rick Rake served as master of ceremonies,

and Chamber president Patrick Giesbrecht and Abbotsford News publisher Andrew Franklin provided emcee support for the awards segment of the evening. After eight worthy businesses had been recognized, it was time for a break and an opportunity for the crowd to enjoy twotime world champion magician Shawn Farquhar. Farquhar’s show was a mix of comedy and magic, featuring some impressive illusions. Choosing members of the audience to assist him, Farquhar dazzled the crowd performing feats of mindreading, levitation and even escapism. One of the highlights of the evening came when Farquhar invited Mayor Bruce Banman and Coun. Les Barkman on stage to help him tie up his assistant for an escape artist illusion. Farquhar ended his show with a brilliant display of “close up magic.” Using a deck of cards, and performing to Sting’s song Shape of My Heart, he made cards appear and disappear at will. After his performance, the final three awards of the night were handed out and the crowd was encouraged to start nominating more worthy businesses for next year’s celebration.

Fresh from our farm to your plate

Rob & Charlotte Lepp

Thank you ABBOTSFORD! Lepp Farm Market is honored to be recognized by the Chamber of Commerce with the

2012 Abbotsford Business Excellence Award for Agricultural & Agri-Business Excellence.

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Nominee Highlights Fraser Valley Child Development Centre Nominated for Non-profit Organization of the Year The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre was founded in 1982 by a small group of parents and doctors who were seeking local direct services for children with special and developmental needs. FVCDC is the Valley’s leading primary service provider to children and families in the early childhood social sector.

Communitas Supportive Care Society Nominated for Non-profit Organization of the Year Communitas Supportive Care Society started out as a small department of the Mennonite Central Committee in 1974, serving individuals and their families dealing with mental and physical disabilities. It has grown steadily in its experience and capacity. Becoming an independent organization in 1992 and taking on the name of Communitas in 2007, it now also supports seniors and people with brain injuries and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

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Valley Sleep Centre & Furniture Gallery Nominated for Consumer Services Excellence

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The Book Man

They are a locally owned and operated family business serving Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley for over 11 years. Their vision is to provide affordable, heirloom quality, solid wood furniture for every room of the house that they can proudly say was, ‘Made in Canada’! Nominated for New Business of the Year

The Abbotsford Book Man is a family run, locally owned used bookstore with a powerful mission: to bring delightful, affordable books to all members of the community of Abbotsford and to develop community literacy.

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VITALUS NUTRITION INC. is proud to be the recipient of the Abbotsford Business Excellence Award in Manufacturing and Production. This award recognized Vitalus Nutrition Inc. for its dedication to high quality standards, customer service, and its vision for the future of BC milk and agricultural business in Abbotsford. Vitalus is the leading niche manufacturer of highly specialized Dairy Ingredients in Canada. In collaboration with valued customers around the globe, Vitalus Nutrition Inc. strives to develop new and innovative products specific to their customer’s needs. Vitalus Nutrition Inc. is a family owned and operated facility that takes great pride in the city of Abbotsford. Vitalus would like to congratulate its fellow award recipients and nominees of the ABEA for their dedication to excellence and positive impact in the community.

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C E L E B R AT I N G A B B O T S F O R D ’ S O U T S TA N D I N G B U S I N E S S L E A D E R S !

Home-based Business

Sponsored by

CLICK MEDIA WORKS

OF THE YEAR AWARD

And the award goes to…

PRESENTER: KATHLEEN RAKE Co-Owner, Click Media Works

Patricia Driessen of Perfect Sense Events & Balloon Supply

RECIPIENT: PATRICIA DRIESSEN Perfect Sense Events & Balloon Supply

This award is granted to a home-based business that has demonstrated excellence and quality in their product and/or service.

Owner Patricia Driessen’s passion for planning successful events led her to develop the company specializing in customized event planning services in 2009. In addition to organizing both private and corporate events, they have been involved in raising over $100,000 through events which have benefitted not-for-profit organizations.  They recently opened a balloon showroom and are delighted to provide custom balloon bouquets, arches and specialty balloon art

to Abbotsford residents. Perfect Sense can meet your balloon needs for your child’s birthday, your corporate open house or your special occasion in need of a little special attention.  Because Perfect Sense is a home-based operation, they are flexible to arrange consultations and pick-up times around your schedule.  Most importantly, Perfect Sense promises professionalism, honesty, integrity and dedication to you when working with you and representing your organization.

We are deeply honoured and MOVED to be recognized for ESTABLISHED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR UNDER 19 EMPLOYEES

This award simply does not happen without the teamwork and dedication of our employees who literally go the EXTRA MILE every day! #25-34378 Manufacturers Way, Abbotsford 604-855-5051 www.imtbc.com

We simply wish to offer our thanks to our team, our business partners and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce for helping us achieve this milestone recognition.


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Retailer Excellence

Sponsored by

PROSPERA CREDIT UNION

OF THE YEAR AWARD

PRESENTERS:

And the award goes to…

MICHAEL YEATES Vice President, Business Services TARAS KIDZERSKY Manager, Commercial Banking, Prospera Credit Union

Marilyn Paller and Lisa Paller of Strung Out On Beads Strung Out On Beads was opened in Historic Downtown Abbotsford on May 5, 1994 by Marilyn Paller and Lisa Paller. Marilyn was an R.N. and worked in the Operating Room at M.S.A. Hospital for 30 years. Marilyn has been on committees promoting the revitalization of our downtown since the 1980s --- long before even thinking of starting a business. Eventually it became a dream to own a business with Lisa, although they had no idea what that business might be.

RECIPIENTS: MARILYN & LISA PALLER Strung Out On Beads

As a relaxing hobby Marilyn was making handmade lampshades, some with beaded fringes and some completely beaded. Lisa was painting and creating pottery and then also started making beaded lampshades. An obsession was slowly taking over. When the idea of a beadstore ‘struck’ it was only three weeks from the time we found a small store to rent on Montrose until opening day.

This award is granted to a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the retail sector.

Manufacturing & Production Excellence

Sponsored by

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA

OF THE YEAR AWARD

PRESENTER: NAZREEN MOHAMMED Senior Account Manager, Business Development Bank of Canada

And the award goes to…

Phil Vanderpol of Vitalus Nutrition Inc.

RECIPIENT: PHIL VANDERPOL Vitalus Nutrition Inc.

This award is granted to a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement manufacturing or producing a product.

Vitalus Nutrition Inc. is proud to be the only milk processing plant in Canada and one of 6 plants globally. They export their products around the world – Egypt, France, China and Japan to name a few.

facilities and their product. Yearly quality objectives initiated by their strategic planning team ensure that they are constantly aiming for better performance.

Prized for its high quality, Vitalus products are making a name for Canadian milk on the global market.

Their vision for the future is to be the leading niche manufacturer of highly specialized Dairy Ingredients in Canada. They are collaborating with their valued customers to develop new and innovative products specific to their needs.

Vitalus is dedicated to the continuous improvement of their

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TD congratulates Lepp Farm Market on winning the “Agricultural & Agri-Business Excellence� Award. TD Canada Trust in Abbotsford is working together with the Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards to a make a difference in our communities.


Abbotsford News Thursday, December 13, 2012

C E L E B R AT I N G A B B O T S F O R D ’ S O U T S TA N D I N G B U S I N E S S L E A D E R S !

Sponsored by

SEVENOAKS SHOPPING CENTRE

PRESENTER: WENDY SCHULTZ General Manager, Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

RECIPIENTS: JEFF MASSEY, ERIC FERRIS AND ALICIA BODALY restuarant 62

This award is granted to a business in any sector that provides outstanding services to individual consumers.

Consumer Services Excellence

OF THE YEAR AWARD

And the award goes to… Jeff Massey, Eric Ferris and Alicia Bodaly of restaurant 62 Executive Chef Jeff Massey was named one of Western Living Magazine’s “Top 40 Foodies Under 40” and has appeared in numerous magazines and TV programs. Chef Massey advocates support of local farms and works closely with regional suppliers for ingredients and menu inspiration to showcase flavours from the Fraser Valley. The restaurant is unrivalled for its innovative menu, extensive wine selection, contemporary ambience and impeccable service. restaurant 62 is co-owned and managed by Jeff Massey, Eric Ferris and Alicia Bodaly.

Agriculture & Agri-business Excellence

Sponsored by

TD CANADA TRUST AGRICULTURE SERVICES

OF THE YEAR AWARD

And the award goes to…

PRESENTER: KAREN LANDON District Manager, TD Canada Trust

Rob and Charlotte Lepp of Lepp Farm Market At Lepp Farm Market, they are known for their excellent selection of high-quality meats. They oversee the entire process – from hand selection and raising the animals, to preparing each cut of meat at the market by their talented butchers. Local and Lepp-raised, their animals are fed all-vegetarian diets and raised without the use of added growth hormones or antibiotics. As a family-run, year-round farm market, they feature their premium Black Angus beef, raised

RECIPIENTS: ROB AND CHARLOTTE LEPP Lepp Farm Market

on a vast ranch in Cache Creek and their pork and poultry are raised on Lepp Farms in Abbotsford. They carefully select the best gourmet foods from around BC, and feature farm-fresh vegetables and fruits from their Okanagan orchard. They also support a number of Fraser Valley farmers in their community, which means that when in season, their produce is sourced locally, so it’s extra-fresh and delicious.

This award is granted to a business that is considered a leader in their industry and has made a positive contribution to agriculture in Abbotsford.

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2012 Nominees and Sponsors

ESTABLISHED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (20+ Employees) SPONSORED BY: THE ABBOTSFORD NEWS • Buxton Consulting Ltd. Bruce Buxton

A complete categorized list of 90 nominees in 11 categories HOME-BASED BUSINESS SPONSORED BY: CLICK MEDIA WORKS • GoMac Jeremy Klassen • Heidi Turner • Danielle’s Dog Grooming Studio Danielle MacDonald • Theresa Chevalier Creative Services Theresa Chevalier • Body Forming Clinic Chris Raven • Anna Dos Santos • Perfect Sense Events & Balloon Supply Patricia Driessen • Tina’s Daycare Christina Richardson BUSINESS SERVICES SPONSORED BY: FIRST BASE SERVICES • FirstPage Marketing Carlos Jimenez • Hunt Security Systems Inc. Sue Hunt • Ocean Stationery & Office Supplies Ranjini Moodley • Hana Sushi Hester Lee • Harbor Trucking Ltd. Davinder Gill, Sarbjit Grill, Inderjit Sekhon • Champagne & Lace Gerri Charles • Shoppers Drug Mart Sevenoaks Shopping Centre Marcel Schentag • Marcus Ortner - Personal Real Estate Corp. Marcus Ortner AGRICULTURE & AGRI-BUSINESS SPONSORED BY: TD CANADA TRUST AGRICULTURE SERVICES • Taves Family Farms Apple Barn Lorne & Corinne Taves

• Lepp Farm Market Rob & Charlotte Lepp • Frost Nursery Maureen and Robert Frost MANFACTURING & PRODUCTION EXCELLENCE SPONSORED BY: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA • Van Belle Nursery Dave Van Belle • Vanderpol’s Eggs Ltd. Mike Vanderpol, Phil Vanderpol, Tom Killy • Vitalus Nutrition Inc. Phil Vanderpol RETAILER EXCELLENCE SPONSORED BY: PROSPERA CREDIT UNION • Strung Out On Beads Marilyn Paller & Lisa Paller • Simply Perfect Flowers Alexis Macleod • M&M Meat Shops Pindy and Jay Gill • Everbloom Garden Centre Bill Mackenzie and Kulwant Dhami • Fresh Canvas Spa Sukhi Gill • Say it with Cake Tim and Heather Garofano • TimeMaster Jewellers Janusz and Margaret Dobosz CONSUMER SERVICES SPONSORED BY: SEVENOAKS SHOPPING CENTRE • Sunrise Toyota Mark Smith • BMO Bank of Montreal Deborah Mohr • Restaurant 62 Jeff Massey, Eric Ferris & Alicia Bodaly

• Jordan Epp Envision Financial Jordan Epp • Mac & Mango Cheyenne Shamei • Thrifty Foods Jennifer Wooffinden • Ace Tank Services Inc. Cathy McManus • Esposito Group Paul Esposito • Clearbrook Animal Hospital Dr. V. Jalan • Dance In Motion Nicole Chapleo • Valley Sleep Centre & Furniture Gallery Marta Nagy and Stuart Tweedlie • Fraserglen Golf Course & Training Centre Corrine Allan • BrainFood Group Tim Egerdeen ERIC VANDERHAM YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY: ROTARY CLUBS OF ABBOTSFORD • Cameron Wilson RBC Dominion Securities Cameron Wilson • Brock Tilling Project Climbing Centre Brock Tilling • Paul Gagnon - Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc. Paul Gagnon • Joel Feenstra Feenstra Electric Ltd. Joel Feenstra NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY: BAKER NEWBY LLP, LAWYERS • FH Canada Ben Hoogendoorn

• Crystal Gala Foundation Gerri Charles • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley David Sheach • Communitas Supportive Care Society Steve Thiessen • Spirit Bear Center Society Lynn Ned • Talia’s Closet Linda Anderson • BC Food Processors Association Nico Human • Abbotsford Restorative Justice Advocacy Joanne Field & Des McKay • The Reach Gallery Museum Suzanne Greening and Karina Chow • Fraser Valley Child Development Centre Karen McLean • MSA Museum Society Dorothy van der Ree • The Salvation Army Centre of Hope Deb Lowell • St. John Ambulance Abbotsford Branch Brad Nastiuk NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY: TRADEX • Roasted Grape Cafe Matt and Karie Karpes • Lady Fern Dawn Bishop • Naked Underwear Joel Primus • Carlson Fleet Maintenance Glenn Carlson • The Bookman Amber Short • Parallel Yoga Kara Coleman

• Best Western Regency Inn and Conference Centre Mebs Tejpar and Shamin Devraj

• CrossFit Abbotsford Matt McAleese • East West Limousine Service Ltd. Durga Singh Dhaliwal • Launch Menswear Dustin Russell • Union Jack News Corp. Alexandria Mitchell and Matthew Millar • Twigz Creations Suzanne Jones • Brambles Bistro at Tanglebank Gardens Brenda and Arnold Falk • Play N Trade Video Games Jason Dhami • Pharmasave Shafique and Anita Nathwani • Bosley’s Pet Food Plus Liza Whiteside • ByteLok IT Solutions Inc. Ken Jansen

• Jag’s MJM Furniture Showcase Jag Jaswal • 360 Fabrication Inc. Rick Francoeur & Daryl Francoeur • RONA Inc. Kris Krentz • Fraserway RV James Epp SPONSORS PLATINUM • MacAdams Law Firm • Relevention Marketing Solutions

ESTABLISHED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (1-1 9 Employees) SPONSORED BY: KPMG ENTERPRISE • House of James Lando Klassen • Mad Dogs/Bishops Randy Bishop • Sidhu & Associates Notarial Services Terry Sidhu • Wide Image Pro Musleh Hakki • Core Fitness & Rehab Tom Macleese • Mountainside Renovations Jake Kostelyk • SMART Watering Systems Keesha Rosario • Barr Plastics Inc. Dean Barrett and Lane Barrett • International Machine Transport Mark Sorrey

GOLD • Firstbase Business Services • Baker Newby LLP • TD Canada Trust • Click Media Works • Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre • The Rotary Clubs of Abbotsford • Prospera Credit Union • KPMG Enterprise • The Abbotsford News • Sevenoaks Shopping Centre • Business Development Bank of Canada SILVER • Envision Financial • RBC Royal Bank of Canada • ServiceMaster Clean of the Fraser Valley • BMO Bank of Montreal • Abbotsford International Airport YXX • BouryClyne Private Wealth Management/Raymond James • Contributors • Globe Printers • Mt. Lehman Winery

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Shafique and Anita Nathwani would like to thank the community for all their support. We are honoured and humbled by this recognition and would like to acknowledge all the hard word of our dedicated staff.

Honoured to have been nominated Non-Profit Organization of the Year Thank You!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR STAFF APPRECIATION DAY on Friday Dec 14th at both locations. Presenting the award is Dan Stephanson (centre), from Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre, to the Nathwanis from Pharmasave.

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Nominee Highlights Harbor Trucking Ltd.

WE’RE NOT JUST PLAYING GAMES Congrats Business Excellence Winners and thank you for nominating us!

Nominated for Business Services Excellence

Harbor Trucking from the very first day focussed on developing their own customer base rather than sub contracting from other carriers. Harbor Trucking is proud to achieve the status of The Best Produce Haul Carrier for Loblaw Co. Inc. During the course of 11 years in business, Harbor Trucking has grown to the size of 36 trucks, a workforce of more than 50 employees and annual sales of approximately $9.75 million.

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BC’s oldest Toyota Dealership has been an Abbotsford landmark since 1966. During that time Sunrise Toyota has sold more than 14,000 new Toyota cars, trucks, SUVs and vans & thousands of pre-owned automobiles, while their Parts & Service Departments has maintained those vehicles for their customers.

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HERE’S WHAT WE OFFER: Play N Trade Video Games Nominated for New Business of the Year Play N Trade Video Games is a franchise with stores across Canada and the United States, with each franchise being owned and operated by local individuals. They specialize in video games, carrying a broad spectrum of games from Atari systems all the way to the Playstation Vita.

Rona Inc. Nominated for Established Business of the Year (20+ Employees) Rona Abbotsford is a Proud Canadian Home Improvement retailer featuring the new outlet department with extra savings for their customers. They have outstanding customer service all within a 15 min drive from anywhere in Abbotsford.

PROUD TO BE NOMINATED FOR

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

THANKS!

The recognition for being selected as the ONLY car dealer for Business Excellence has only made us work harder to earn your business!

Rentals ● Trade Ins ● Try Before You Buy ● Tournaments & Birthday Parties ●

QUESTION: How will I know if I like it? ANSWER: You don’t until you play it. Which is why we offer Try-Before-You-Buy!

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Thank you! Hana Sushi is honored to be recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as the winner in our category. All the nominees are worthy of the recognition and Hana Sushi will strive to maintain the standards that got us here!

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We are Truly Honoured

The management and staff teams at the Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to The Abbotsford News and The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce for hosting an unforgettable evening dedicated to recognizing outstanding business in our community. We would also like to thank the community of Abbotsford for their ongoing, amazing support, generosity and kindness. We truly work in an incredible city. A special thank you to our friends at The Reach for nominating us — one of our wonderful community partners! Our hotel family is deeply honoured and grateful to be the recipients of this year’s’ prestigious award for

Established Business of the Year (20+ employees).

32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC, Phone: 604-853-3111 Fax: 604-852-1750 Toll Free Reservations: 1-800-771-3077 E-mail: sales@bwregency.bc.ca www.bwregency.bc.ca


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Sponsored by

THE ROTARY CLUBS OF ABBOTSFORD PRESENTERS: MATT ROBINSON, RALPH PAYNE AND ANDREW FRANKLIN The Rotary Clubs of Abbotsford

RECIPIENT: BROCK TILLING Project Climbing Centre

This award is granted to a young individual, age 30 or under, who has demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills in building his/her own business, or as part of an existing business.

Eric Vanderham Young Entrepreneur OF THE YEAR AWARD

And the award goes to…

Brock Tilling of Project Climbing Centre The social atmosphere at Project Climbing Centre brings rock climbers together to support and motivate each other while creating lasting friendships. Their friendly instructors create lasting memories of fun and adventure for all. They also have a very successful junior climbing program that they have developed over the last 3 years. Currently there are 30 kids in the junior program, many of whom are now competing successfully at a national level. Brock has been involved in the climbing community since 2001. He has competed at national and international levels, organized competitions

and coached competitive climbing teams. He also graduated from the Adventure Tourism program at the University of the Fraser Valley and the Bachelor of Human Kinetics Program, also at the University of the Fraser Valley. The owner’s background in education and previous work experience has helped to organize and build Project Climbing Centre into what it is today, a thriving business and a place where people enjoy getting fit and making new friends.

Business Services Excellence

Sponsored by

FIRSTBASE BUSINESS SERVICES

OF THE YEAR AWARD

PRESENTER: GREG SPAFFORD Marketing Director, Firstbase Business Services

And the award goes to…

Hester Lee of Hana Sushi

At Hana Sushi, they have a large customer base who frequent the restaurant. Many customers have made it a weekly outing to ensure they get the quality sushi and service they have come to expect. They keep their goals for serving customers simple: quick service with a smile, quality ingredients and care for every dish they create. Using these ideals, Hana Sushi has been allowed to have a very loyal customer base which continues to grow. They are now planning to

RECIPIENT: HESTER LEE Hana Sushi

expand the size of their restaurant so they can more comfortably serve the same great food in a friendly new environment. The one person responsible for the success at Hana Sushi is Hester Lee. She is the hands-on owner that always serves customers with a smile and treats everyone like they are at home. Without her great care in demanding that quality comes before quantity, Hana Sushi would not be what it is today.

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The Rotary Clubs of Abbotsford, Abbotsford-Matsqui and Abbotsford-Sumas are proud sponsors of the

2012

Eric Vanderham Young

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD PICTURES FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: The Rotary Club of Abbotsford: End Polio Now – Rotarians raised money for the End Polio Now Campaign – Rotary and its’ partners are very close to eradicating polio around the world. Local Olympian and Medalist Sophie Schmidt came out to support the Rotary Club of Abbotsford’s fundraising event efforts. Hole in One Thanks – The annual Rotary Million Dollar Hole in One Event raised thousands of dollars for the Campus of Care. Committee Chair Hugh Ellis, thanks the Fraserglen Golf Course for their support and many other sponsors. The Rotary Club of Abbotsford - Matsqui: Marie van Dalfsen face painting at AbbyFest. Abbotsford Environmental Leadership Awards with the Green Project award being presented to Vedder Transportation Group. L - R: Matt Robinson club member, Larry Wiebe, CEO and Fred Zweep, President, Vedder Transportation, Marie van Dalfsen club member. The Rotary Club of Abbotsford - Sumas: Club members at work with community projects. We are also very active with our annual strawberry fundraiser that happens in June.

ROTARY – MORNING, NOON & NIGHT For more information on the important work that Rotary is doing in the City of Abbotsford and how you can enjoy some excellent fellowship you are invited to attend a meeting by contacting club members at any time.

ABBOTSFORD-SUMAS ROTARY CLUB Wednesdays @ 7:00 am Cascade Community Church 35190 Delair Road www.abbotsfordsumasrotary.org

ABBOTSFORD-MATSQUI ROTARY CLUB Thursdays @ 6:15 pm abc Restaurant 32080 Marshall Road www.abbotsfordmatsquirotary.org

ABBOTSFORD ROTARY CLUB Tuesdays @ 12 noon Cascade Community Church 35190 Delair Road www.abbotsfordrotary.com


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Non-Profit Organization

Sponsored by

BAKER NEWBY LLP

OF THE YEAR AWARD

PRESENTER: RON KELLY Partner, Bake Newby LLP

And the award goes to…

Joanne Field and Des McKay of Abbotsford Restorative Justice Advocacy Association Through referrals from the justice system and other community agencies, ARJAA provides a voice for victims in the community and the opportunity for offenders to restore harm done and become responsible citizens. They receive referrals from the Abbotsford Police Department for firsttime offenders to provide a bridge of accountability and restitution from offenders to the victims with the hope of reconciliation and peace. Restorative Justice facilitates referrals to other agencies and resources

RECIPIENTS: JOANNE FIELD AND DES McKAY Abbotsford Restorative Justice Advocacy Association

that assist victims dealing with the aftermath of crime, along with their families who may need other kinds of support and assistance. Abbotsford Restorative Justice also partners with the Abbotsford School District through Restorative Action Programs which provides a way of dealing with school-based conflicts and problems such as bullying, harassment, vandalism, and fighting. Their Restorative Action Program provides mediation for school-based referrals as well as training in conflict resolution for staff, students and parents.

This award is granted to a non-profit organization, charity or society that has made a significant contribution to make our community a better place to live, work or do business.

Sponsored by

TRADEX PRESENTER: DAN STEFANSON Executive Director, Tradex

RECIPIENTS: SHAFIQUE AND ANITA NATHWANI Pharmasave

This award is granted to a “new business” established within the last 3 years, that has demonstrated outstanding characteristics in all areas such as performance, leadership, innovation, management, marketing and service.

New Business OF THE YEAR AWARD

And the award goes to…

Shafique and Anita Nathwani of Pharmasave

Shafique and Anita Nathwani’s two stores in Abbotsford are located inside the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (opened August 2009) and in Clayburn Centre (opened March 2012). Both stores offer compounding services, blister packaging, medication reviews, custom orthotics and various other services and products. They were nominated because their staff provides knowledgeable and friendly service, private consultations, and being a truly welcoming neighbourhood pharmacy.


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Congratulations to Lepp Farm Market Winners of the 2012 Agri-Business Excellence Award We’re proud to be a part of the Lepp Farm story and the stories of every one of our clients.

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2 0 1 2 B U S I N E S S E X C E L L E N C E A WA R D S

Sponsored by

THE ABBOTSFORD NEWS PRESENTER: ANDY HOLOTA, Editor, The Abbotsford News

RECIPIENTS: MEBS TEJPAR, SHAMIN DEVRAJ, CARYN ZIMMERMAN & KIM HISSINK Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre

This award is granted to a business established more than 3 years that has demonstrated outstanding characteristics in all areas such as performance, leadership, innovation, management, marketing and service.

Established Business

And the award goes to… Mebs Tejpar and Shamin Devraj of Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre

OF THE YEAR AWARD

(20+ Employees)

The management and staff are passionate about supporting the local community and recognize that philanthropy is vitally important to organizations in order for them to provide their essential services.

In 2012, the Best Western Plus Regency received the Best Western Chair Award, the hotel chain’s highest honour for outstanding quality standards. The Award recognizes Best Western hotel’s scoring in the top 5 percent of all 2,400 North American properties in cleanliness and maintenance.

The Hotel with a Heart™ Program, established in 2009, is a significant way the Best Western Plus Regency acknowledges organizations in the community who are truly making a difference in the lives of the citizens of Abbotsford every day. Since its inception, the program has supported Habitat for Humanity, Fraser Valley Child Development Centre and Abbotsford Community Services – Food Bank. In the very near future the Campus of Care partners – Abbotsford Hospice – Holmberg House, Matthew’s House and Canuck Place will benefit from the program.

Hotels must meet Best Western’s requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the award. The hotel received the 2012 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and in September 2012 was voted #1 Best Hotel in Abbotsford for the 3rd year in a row via the Abbotsford Times readership.

Established Business

OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sponsored by

KPMG ENTERPRISE

(1-19 Employees)

And the award goes to…

PRESENTER: RUDY PAXIAN Partner, KPMG Enterprise

Mark Sorrey of International Machine Transport

RECIPIENT: MARK SORREY International Machine Transport

For these demanding sectors, they provide 100% air ride equipment, including flat, step, low bed and van trailers. For certain industry specific equipment like mill rolls, they can provide custom designed and job engineered trailers that cut shipping costs by eliminating the need for crating.

the downtime and revenue loss associated with a mill equipment

They’ll integrate seamlessly with scheduled maintenance programs. You can also count on their 24/7/365 emergency response to minimize

to provide. International Machine Transport stands for complete

failure or unscheduled aircraft grounding. For

21

years,

they’ve

succeeded

by

delivering

specialized

transportation and a service level that others are unwilling or unable customer satisfaction.

This award is granted to a business established more than 3 years that has demonstrated outstanding characteristics in all areas such as performance, leadership, innovation, management, marketing and service.


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Congratulations to the nominees and recipients of the Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards KPMG’s team of professionals are here to serve your business needs. Contact us to find out how we can help your business.

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