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CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S

WINNERS

WINNER FOR:

P R E S E N T E D I N PA R T N E R S H I P W I T H :

PRESIDENTS MERIT AWARD

Murray Presley Murray Presley has sat on many boards, including Child Development Association, Regional District, Economic Development Society and L’Arche. He's been a member of the BC Small Business Roundtable. He was named B.C. Chartered Accountant of the Year in 1997. He also served on Courtenay council.

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UNORDINARILY EXTRAORDINARY A N N U A L C O M M U N I T Y AWA R D S • COMOX VALLEY CHAMBER of COMMERCE

WINNERS OF THE ANNUAL C O M M U N I T Y AWA R D S

C O M O X V A L L E Y R E C O R D • TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014

OUR CATEGORIES are proudly sponsored by:

GLACIERVIEW FINANCIAL NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE WEDLER ENGINEERING PRESLEY & PARTNERS VANCOUVER ISLAND INSURANCE CENTRES

COMOX VALLEY CHAMBER of COMMERCE

WINNER FOR:

YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD

MANATEE HOLDINGS FIRST INSURANCE CANADIAN TIRE THRIFTY FOODS SPEEDY GLASS MNP LLP

WINNER FOR:

SMALL BUSINESS of the YEAR

WINNER FOR:

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

I-Hos Gallery 250-339-7702 www.ihosgallery.com

Ramona Johnson

Owned by the K’ómoks First Nation, the I-Hos Gallery has consistently raised the profile of Northwest First Nations by showcasing their art and culture. Under the leadership of manager Ramona Johnson since its inception nearly 18 years ago, I-Hos continues to emulate the cultural values of our community. WINNER FOR:

PROFESSEIONAL MERIT AWARD

Westjet YQQ 250-339-8990 www.westjet.com Kory Wagstaff

Prime Chophouse & Wine Bar

Greg Tinga President of Highland Secondary’s Aboriginal Student Council for the past two years, this grade 12 student demonstrates an interest and ability in representing aboriginal student interests within school government. Consistently gracing the Honour Roll and a longtime air cadet, he’s positive role model both in and out of school.

Contact email: gctinga@shaw.ca

Westjet’s YQQ team

The 23 Westjetters in YQQ are regularly applauded for their kindness. Whether it’s one of the thousands of face-to-face interactions with their guests weekly, or volunteering out in the community for various charitable organizations, the successful formula is simple: Westjetters care about people

250-871-7292

WINNER FOR:

www.theprimechophouse.com With extensive restaurant experience, Kory moved to the Valley in 2008 and immediately recognized an opportunity. He earned his MBA in International Business in 2008 and opened Prime in 2012. In addition to wowing diners, Prime hosts weekly “Community Throwback” dinners, donating 25% to local non-profits.

NEW BUSINESS of the YEAR

Cascadia Liquor Store 250-871-8171

www.cascadialiquor.com

Cascadia Liquor Store, best known for its selection, service and competitive pricing, has been a proud member of the Comox Valley since 2012. Guided by a mandate to engage and support the community it serves, Cascadia has contributed over $11,000 to local and global charities in 2013 alone.

Shook Wickham Bishop & Field, Lawyers & Notaries 103, 575 – 10th Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 1P9 250-871-2711

a full service law firm which has been serving Vancouver Island for almost 50 years is pleased to announce it’s association with Comox Valley small business lawyer,

Wayne Anderson.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 • C O M O X V A L L E Y R E C O R D

• A N N U A L C O M M U N I T Y AWA R D S UNORDINARILY EXTRAORDINARY

COMOX VALLEY CHAMBER of COMMERCE

WINNERS OF THE ANNUAL C O M M U N I T Y AWA R D S

OUR CATEGORIES are proudly sponsored by:

GLACIERVIEW FINANCIAL NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE WEDLER ENGINEERING PRESLEY & PARTNERS VANCOUVER ISLAND INSURANCE CENTRES

COMOX VALLEY CHAMBER of COMMERCE

WINNER FOR:

HERITAGE RECOGNITION AWARD

Mike Hamilton Logging Ltd. 250-338-6932

WINNER FOR:

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MANATEE HOLDINGS FIRST INSURANCE CANADIAN TIRE THRIFTY FOODS SPEEDY GLASS MNP LLP

WINNER FOR:

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

CITIZEN of the YEAR AWARD

Mike Hamilton Logging Ltd. has operated throughout Vancouver Island and on the mainland since 1974. In an industry that has had its ups and downs, they made a name for themselves and have continued to thrive. But, within the community, it’s their contributions to activities outside the forest industry for which they are known. WINNER FOR:

BUSINESS of the YEAR

St. Joseph’s General Hospital 250-339-1409

www.sjghcomox.ca

Growing from just four beds to 241, St. Joe’s has provided “care with compassion” for 100 years. In 2012-13 alone it hosted 544 births and 22,639 ER visits. With an annual payroll of more than $42 million, it’s also a key driver of the local economy. WINNER FOR:

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS of the YEAR

The Birds and the Beans 250-890-9025

www.thebirdsandthebeans.blogspot.ca

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Leasing a plot of Valley land, four young farmers have come together to produce an outstanding array of crops as well as poultry. Based in organic practices they are proving that producing the components of a full diet on a single farm is beneficial to consumers and local food systems. Sweeping ocean and mountain views and 2.6 park like acres! Quality of craftsmanship throughout this beautifully designed and built 1,138 sq. ft. home with a 780 sq. ft. carriage house above the 3 car garage, all overlooking the Georgia Straight and Coastal Mountain Range. 6408 Bishop Road $1,199,000

Jill Rushton A respected member of the Old House’s guest services team for three years, Jill approaches every guest interaction with warmth, kindness and an attentive ear. She leads by example with her various charitable initiatives and approaches each new day with unbridled optimism.

Old House Hotel & Spa 250-703-0202 www.oldhousevillage.com

Dona Cameron 250-339-0741 Dona’s devotion to and effect upon the community is widespread. She first began volunteering with St. Joseph’s Hospital as a “candy-striper” in the 1950s. A hospital foundation board member and president of the United Church Women (UCW), helping others is just a way of life for her and her family.

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January 28, 2014  

Section W of the January 28, 2014 edition of the Comox Valley Record

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