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2 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction Recipients

The Campbell River Mirror

Micro Business

Small Business

Intermediate Business

Sponsored by: V.I. Insurance Centres

Sponsored by: Home Hardware

Sponsored by: Chamber of Commerce & Group Insurance Plan

City Smiles Dental Centre

Anchor Cove Electric

T-Mar Industries Ltd.

Large Business

Young Entrepreneur

Not-for-Profit

Sponsored by: Grieg Seafood

Sponsored by: The Mirror & The Eagle

Sponsored by: Marine Harvest

Marine Harvest Canada

Erin Wallis Photography

Campbell River Hospice Society

Business Leader

Environmental Sustainability

Family Friendly Business

Sponsored by: Myers Norris Penny

Sponsored by: BC Hydro

Sponsored by: Succes by 6

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Discovery Foods

Marine Harvest Canada

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4 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Leaders Unlock Potential As the Presenting Sponsor of the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce 2011 Business Awards of Distinction, MNP congratulates all of this year’s award winners and nominees! Success in business requires strong leadership and a healthy, vibrant community. Your vision for the future of Campbell River and your hard work are transforming this community. We look forward to working alongside you as you continue to build success. At MNP, it begins with a relationship. To find out what we can do for you, contact Brad Piercy, CA or Cathy Voth, CMA at 250.287.2131 or visit mnp.ca.

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September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

5 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

Lemonade Youth is Halle Petersen Photo by: Island Life Photographics

2011 Awards of Distinction Event Program

Table of Contents Micro Business Nominees ...............................Page 6 to 8 Small Business Nominees ...........................Page 11 to 16 Intermediate Business Nominees ............Page 17 to 20 Large Business Nominees...........................Page 21 to 22 Young Entrepreneur Nominees ...............Page 24 to 25 Not-for-Profit Nominees .............................Page 26 to 28 Business Leader Nominees ...................................Page 29


6 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Success Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Category Criteria Micro Business of the Year

Award Category Sponsored by:

Nominee Micro Business of the Year

City Smiles Dental Centre Ethel Henry, RDH 2356 South Island Hwy, 250-923-2060, www.citysmiles.ca

(1 to 5 employees) Honours a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community. I’ve been a Dental Hygienist for over seventeen years and have expanded as an owner/operator of City Smiles Dental Centre & Dental Hygiene Inc.

Nominees Are: Campbell River Fit Body Boot Camp • City Smiles Dental Centre & Dental Hygiene Inc. • Coach Shannon • Erin Wallis Photography • GCS Technology • Hidden Harbour B&B • Hilmark Boats Inc. • Imagination Unlimited • Lube-X Fast Oil Change • Trendwest Millwork Ltd.

Award Category Sponsored by:

My main focus is prevention with a goal to provide my client’s with the best mouth care possible. I have 5 staff members providing gentle dental care and share the same dedication to great oral health services. My unique clinic stands out as it’s the only HYGIENE driven clinic in Campbell River; however, I work alongside Dentists who also hold

invested interests. Complimentary services such as massage chair, paraffin treatment and information sessions are enjoyed by our clients in a relaxing environment. Promotion of positive oral health doesn’t stop at my clinic; City Smiles has made oral hygiene donations to our local food bank, low income on-reserve housing, and to countries in need. We also support local businesses. I like to think what goes around comes around.

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7 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

Award Category Sponsored by:

Micro Business of the Year

Nominee Micro Business of the Year

Campbell River Fit Body Boot Camp

Erin Wallis Photography

Jason “Fit Man” Hart

Erin Wallis

450 Merecroft, 250-204-3845, GetSexyCampbellRiver.com

www.erinwallis.com • www.erinwallis.com/blog • erin@erinwallis.com

Fit Body Bootcamp is a fun challenging indoor Fitness Program for women and men.

Erin Wallis is a Campbell River based photographer.

Dave Brown adds, “I have years of experience with personal fitness trainers. Jason knows how to work through boundaries with me. His The 45-minute cutting-edge workouts devotion and support to help me boost metabolism, tone muscles, and reach my goals are unmatched. He burns body fat......guaranteed! manages to keep me focused on exercise and nutrition with a great Bootcamper extraordinaire Beatrix plan. I even eat lots of vegetables Knoll says, “I get a ton of compliments now. Jason not only walks the walk from family and friends. My pants but he talks the talk. Thanks Jason!” are falling off me. I am ecstatic about how I’m beginning to look. Thanks Go to GetSexyCampbellRiver.com to Jason for your help. I’m well on my see amazing before/after pictures. way to meeting my goals and even surpassing them.” Award Category Sponsored by:

Nominee Micro Business of the Year

Studying photojournalism and traveling the world with Princess Cruise Lines as an onboard photographer, Erin’s passion for photography led her to finding her niche photographing people right here on Vancouver Island.

Erin consistently prides herself on creating timeless images that inspire and amaze. She passionately and lovingly captures images that you and your loved ones will undoubtedly cherish.

From weddings, to maternity, to new babies and gorgeous grannies - Erin’s images are fresh, alive and very exciting!

Award Category Sponsored by:

Nominee Micro Business of the Year

Coach Shannan

GCS Technology Services Inc.

Shannan Brown, MBA

Geoff and Janet Smith

250-923-7946, www.coachshannan.com, coachshannan@shaw.ca

859A 12th Ave., Campbell River, 250-204-2424, www.gcstech.ca

Coach Shannan has a passion for change. As a certified coach with an MBA in consulting she provides coaching, consulting and motivational speaking services. She coaches leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate teams.

GCS Technology Services Inc., is a professional computer networking company that offers a full range of Microsoft system sales and software solutions to both business and home clients.

For those curious to get more out of life she offers coaching workshops, retreats and webinairs. When consulting, she facilitates strategic planning sessions or works on human resource projects. If you are looking for an enthusiastic keynote speaker, she offers those services, too. Her success has come

from creating trusting relationships with clients who value her practical solutions. With a Canada wide client list her business continues to grow. If asked about herself, she describes herself as an optimistic realist that believes we lead ourselves first. Giving back to her community, she volunteers with the Community Foundation and as an MC at events. This winter she will be coaching woman entrepreneurs in East Africa through a fellowship with Royal Roads University.

Our technicians are dedicated professionals who take pride in their ability to communicate with anyone in a language devoid of the usual ‘techese’. GCS Tech has the tools to provide thorough on-site or in-shop computer repairs. Whether you’re a Mac or PC, our technicians bring more than 60 years of combined experience to tackle issues that can be resolved by,

or are related to, the computer. Special pricing is available for in-shop work, server projects, charities, and maintenance contracts. Feel free to drop by our shop at 859a 12th Ave in Campbell River (beside Prices Lock and Key) from 8:30 to 5:00, Monday to Friday, visit our website: www.gcstech.ca, or call 250204-2424 to talk to a tech.


8 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction Award Category Sponsored by:

September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee Micro Business of the Year

Award Category Award Category Sponsored Sponsored by:by:

Nominee Micro Business of the Year

Hidden Harbour B&B

Trendwest Millwork Ltd.

Inge & Jurgen Kettler

Stan Loland & Perry Desbois

57 Murphy St., Tel. 250-203-2807, www.hiddenharbour-bb.com

1338 Spruce Street, Campbell River, 250-286-6604

Our peaceful Vacation Rental and B&B, surrounded by colourful gardens, is overlooking Discovery Passage with an unobstructed view.

Stan was general contractor for over 30 years, doing interior renovations in the winter months. He met Perry who was a cabinet maker from the mainland for over 30 years, together TrendWest Millwork Ltd. was formed.

Our (up to 8) guests may relax and enjoy their privacy, or we help them to be active by introducing them to all possible activities which our area has to offer. Hidden Harbour B&B welcome guests anytime, Summer or Winter, being well located to reach Mt. Washington for hiking and mountain biking in summer and cross country or downhill

Award Category Sponsored by:

skiing in winter! Our B&B features hot tub, fireplaces, wireless internet access, a large backyard with several seating areas, bicycles, lawn games, rain gear and much more. Hidden Harbour B&B strives to offer top quality; top gourmet breakfasts and a home away from home; we respond to special requests such as for vegetarian, gluten free or organic food. Now in our fourth B&B year we are proud to already welcome many returning guests.

Karen Loland joined the company within 5 months of the business opening. Our motto is “ setting the trend for excellence” and our superior construction is a testament to our dedication and passion for our work. We believe in educating our

customers, assisting them every step of the way while making decisions. We also believe that if your kitchen is the layout you want and updating is all you need, let’s work together and make this cost effective for you, don’t replace what you don’t have to. Our kitchen designs are based on practicality and functionality, keeping your budget in mind. We are available for evening and weekend appointments to assist our customers.

Nominee Micro Business of the Year

Imagination Unlimited Sharon Turner Rondquist & Patricia Turner

Commer cial • Res iden tial • Renovation

497 Hilchey Rd., 250-287-4228, email shookev@telus.net Custom de signe d a g r nizers, ma o t e s ntels kitchens clo , bathr ooms, , m edia or e! centr es a nd much m

Over 30 years ago, Sharon and her mom Patricia, helped a local service club to fundraise by renting Halloween costumes. When the club decided to abandon the idea, the two began their own small business. The business was built with attention to creativity, personal service, laughter and having fun, while being multi-faceted. The fun side would include; entertainment services providing singing telegrams, children’s entertainment and birthday parties with many of our costumed characters. Our favorite character of the cast would be ShooShoo the clown (aka Sharon), who has had the

best times entertaining children and families in Campbell River. The costume collection, primarily designed by Patricia, has now grown to over 750 costumes that are rented throughout the year. We try to help as many causes as we can from providing costumes for the Museum’s historical fashion show, to Shoo Shoo painting faces at the annual Rotary Duck Race. We simply love what we do, and we are always happy to share the fun!

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September 28, 2011 Award Category Sponsored by:

9 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

Award Category Sponsored by:

Micro Business of the Year

Nominee Micro Business of the Year

Hilmark Boats Inc.

Lube-X Fast Oil Change

Hilford Burton

Shawn Switzer

1925-14th Avenue, 250-923-0281, www.hilmarkboats.com

975 Ironwood, 250-286-1723, CampbellRiverLubex.com

Hilmark Boats Inc. is entering its tenth that are unavailable in the market year as a Campbell River business. place.

Lube-X Oil Change has been at its current location for close to 20 years. Shawn Switzer, the current owner has owned this store since Sept. of 2009.

Lube industry ensures that their clients receive the convenient, quick, high quality auto-maintenance service that Lube-X Oil Change is known for.

‘What I enjoy about the business is that it allows the customer to be interactive with their vehicle care.

‘We base our business on convenience and superior customer service. Our vehicles are serviced in a quick and efficient manner, getting them in & out in 15 minutes. All parts and services are warranty approved and we are known for our competitive pricing in a no pressure sales environment’, comments Shawn.

It has a world wide clientelle that includes Russia, Ukrane, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Carribean, USA and regionally throughout Canada and Alaska. At this time Hilmark Boats offer 19 models of under 20 foot all-wood boats including kayaks, three models of fibreglass boats and one all-wood sailing ketch over 20 feet in length. Our product line has increased to include one-off special wood items

With three employees, six contract companies producing various recreational boating products and sales outlets in Europe, USA and across Canada, Hilmark Boats Inc. projects a 500 % increase in business over the next three years. A full marine web store is in the developmental stage which includes brass and silicon bronze products as well as a used boat section .

Lube-X Oil Change prides itself in hiring employees that are both mechanically minded and highly motivated individuals who excel in their training program. Store Manager, Meghan Jones with over 8 years of experience in the automotive industry along with 3 years in the Fast

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10 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Award Category Sponsored by:

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2011 Awards of Distinction Supporting Sponsors

Prize Donors 2 Hills Renovation Contractor 97.3 The Eagle Brown’s Bay Resort Campbell River Mirror Denise Mitchell Interiors Eagle Eye Adventures London Drugs Mad Man McKay’s Pacific Coastal Airlines Pier Street Computers Pioneer Home Hardware Staples Event All In One Party Shop Balloons N’ More Bird of Paradise Floral Boutique Bounce-A-Rama Chameleon Creative Graphic & Web Design CR Art Gallery Epic Design Studio Fabricland Glenn Franks Electrical Island Life Photographics Ladybug Landscaping Penfield Elementary

Rona Scardona Contracting Shelly Petersen Event Design Tidemark Theatre Tremain Media Willow Point Florist Workworld Food Anchor Inn Baan Thai Restaurant BaBa Gannouj Banners Restaurant Campbell River Boatland Cheddar & Company Cheesecake 101 Coast Discovery Inn Coastal Black Estate Winery Cold Star Freight Comfort Zone Discovery Foods Dolphins Resort Fusilli Grill GFS Grieg Seafood Island West Produce Moxie’s Classic Grill MP Catering On Line Gourmet

Painters Lodge Popsey’s Restaurant Quay West Kitchen & Catering Quench Bistro Ricky’s All Day Grill Riptide Pub Roses Country catering Royal Coachman Inn Saka’s Pier Restaurant SouthEnd Vineyards Starbucks Discovery Harbour Stonehouse Teas Vancouver Island Breweries White Spot Willie’s Cafe Willows Pub Talent Ian Roberts, M.C. Brian Shaw, Piper Corey Spetifore, Guitarist Volunteers Diana Camerin Glen Cockswill Gina Forsyth Jennifer Frank David Freeman Bonnie Fulton

Mercedes Hayduk Marty Kiley Steve Mitchell Roxanne Murphy Michele Murphy Kevin Murray Brenda Wagman Tidemark Volunteers Lemonade Stands Liz Mattson Erin Mostad Barb Pilkington Lemonade Kids Tess Bodenham Nathan Chow Nolan Chow Halle Petersen Reece Petersen Thank you also to the many individuals and businesses whose contributions were not yet identified at press time.

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September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Success Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Category Criteria Small Business of the Year

Award Category Sponsored by:

11 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

Nominee Small Business of the Year

287 TAXI Dave and Deborah Helme Suite 204-301 Dogwood St, 250-287-8294 Email: 287taxi@gmail.com

(6 to 25 employees) Honours a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community.

Nominees Are: 287 TAXI • 99.7 The River • Alitis Investment Counsel Inc. • All In One Party Shop • Anchor Cove Electric • Brown’s Bay Resort & Marina • Budget Blinds • Campbell River Hyundai • Coastal Black Estate Winery • Mainstream Biological Consulting Inc. • Sundance Java Bar • Windsor Plywood

Award Category Sponsored by:

We have all the pieces to build your home.

Dave and Deborah Helme proudly own and operate 287-TAXI in Campbell River. As shareholders the Helmes purchased the company, which is licensed for travel anywhere in B.C., five years ago.

professional and courteous service. The company has a fleet of eight conventional taxis (one wheelchair accessible), one 14-passenger van, one 20-passenger bus and one 21-passenger bus. We offer Wireless Interact in all our vehicles.

The company boasts an awesome staff of 5 dispatchers and 14 drivers willing to serve any transportation needs you may have. We cater to all. No trip too small.

We are proud to serve Campbell River 24/7 365 days of the year, the best community on the Island. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please do not hesitate to 287-TAXI has served the area for many contact us. years and is dedicated to providing

Congratulations Dave at 287-TAXI for being nominated! Dave & his staff have worked hard to build this company up to make it a success.

287-TAXI is pleased to present just a few of our growing fleet of vehicles:

• Housewares • Hardware • Flooring • Paint • Plumbing • Electrical • Lumber • Building Supplies • Cabinetry • Fixtures and more!

1 Wheelchair Accessible Van | 8 Conventional Taxis 1 - 14 passenger Van | 1-20 passenger Bus | 1-21 Passenger Bus New Additions to be added soon! FOR ALL YOUR TRANSPORTATION NEEDS

Serving Campbell River and Area Since 1937

250-287-7147 1270 Dogwood Street

CALL 287 -TAXI

www.287taxi.com


12 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction Award Category Sponsored by:

September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee Small Business of the Year

Award Category Sponsored by:

Nominee Small Business of the Year

Sundance Java Bar

Alitis Investment Counsel Inc.

Tracy and Kathy Plato

Mitchell Prothman, Terry Gwillliam, Kevin Kirkwood, Cecil Baldry-White

80 Westgate Road, 250-923-8827, www.sundancejavabar.ca

#101-909 Island Hwy., Campbell River, www.alitisinvestmentcounsel.com

Tracy and Kathy Plato along with their valued employees have taken the Sundance Java Bar to new heights.

Founded in 2009 by Cecil BaldryWhite and his partner Terry Gwilliam, Alitis Investment Counsel was built in order to adapt to an ever changing investment landscape.

Business has continued to increase year after year largely in part to putting our customer’s needs first. Whether it’s a quiet coffee between friends, or a large, lively luncheon, we strive to meet each customer’s individual tastes and needs.

made fresh on site. Realizing the importance of community, we have enjoyed supporting events like the annual driftwood carving contest, Laughing Willow Community Garden and Paws for a Cause, we are also proud to be able to donate products to a wide variety of local charities. Our rotating art displays celebrate some of Campbell River’s finest talent.

Sundance Java Bar specializes in fresh foods and beverages. Our breakfast Most significantly though, we provide and lunch menus offer a wide variety a comfortable, friendly environment of healthy, affordable options, each for people to sit, relax, and enjoy.

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services utilizing our state of the art platform. Alitis uses a broadly diversified mix of traditional and alternative asset classes, such as real estate, mortgage pools, private debt, hedge funds, and commodities, Alitis’ investment team consists of which has been shown to reduce four investment professionals with volatility and provide the potential for over 70 years of combined investment increased returns. industry experience and a four person administration team with over 35 Alitis actively supports two great local years of combined experience working organizations – the CR Community Foundation (CRCF), which Terry with the principals. volunteers as a director and the staff help at their annual golf tournament As a portfolio manager Alitis is able to offer clients discretionary portfolio and Cameryn’s Cause by participating management & retirement planning in their casual Friday’s program.

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13 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

Award Award Category Category Sponsored Sponsored by:by:

Small Business of the Year

Nominee Small Business of the Year

All In One Party Shop

Anchor Cove Electric

Tessa Stover

Harv and Cindy Rasmussen

1360A Homewood, 250-287-8159, www.allin1partyshop.com

594 – 11 Avenue, 250-286-0044 www.anchorcoveelectric.com

All in One Party Shop was founded in 1994 by Tessa Stover. It was known then as Campbell River Party Rentals and in 2001 expanded by purchasing Comox Valley Party Rentals.

Anchor Cove Electric goes where the others don’t want to. We build and service high and low voltage systems where Hydro doesn’t in the most remote and harsh locations there are on the North Island and the west coast.

client list. We do commercial and industrial work and maintain motels, restaurants, resorts, stratas and marinas. We aim for same day service when there’s a problem and we schedule construction work so we’re always on time.

We spend as much time on floats and boats as we do in trucks. When we get there, we do generation and transmission, sewer, water and when we leave everything works.

We support local programs like Habitat for Humanity, the CR Hospital Foundation, and the Sybil Andrews cottage. Projects like these help make Campbell River a great place to live!

The company then changed its name to All in One Party Shop and with offices and warehouses in both Campbell River and the Comox Valley, it became the industry leader in event rentals on Northern Vancouver Island.

can help you create a memorable event. Our staff works with decorators, event planners, caterers, businesses and individuals to bring together specially selected ideas that will impress your guests. All In One Party Shop gives back to the community by sponsoring worthy causes such as Cystic Fibrosis and Cameryn’s Cause for Kids. We are pleased to be part of many successful fundraising events, which have made a difference in our community.

Whether you are planning a small dinner party for 12 or a lavish wedding for 500 guests, All in One Party Shop We sponsor events of all sizes.

Memorable Events

Preparing for your event has never been easier. Whether you are planning a small dinner party for 12 or a lavish wedding for 500 guests, All in One Party Shop can help you create a memorable event. Our staff works with decorators, event planners, caterers, businesses and individuals to bring together specially selected ideas that will impress your guests. Campbell River 1360A Homewood Road (250) 287-8159

www.allin1partyshop.com

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In Campbell River our top-notch service group takes care of a great

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14 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction Award Category Sponsored by:

September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

Award Category Sponsored by:

Small Business of the Year

Nominee Small Business of the Year

Brown’s Bay Resort & Marina

Budget Blinds

Brent & Esther Hollink

Stu Tunheim

15021 Browns Bay Rd., 250-287-3521, www.brownsbayresort.com

250-287-8564, www.budgetblinds.com

Brown’s Bay Resort is located just North of Campbell River on one of the best Ocean Front properties found. It has been in existence for over 15 years. Since taking over in 2007 we have grown our staff to 10.

Budget Blinds have been serving the Campbell River area since 2008. “Our goal is to help you express your unique style with beautiful window treatments,” says owner Stu Tunheim.

amenities needed for a long or short stay. Also included in the Resort is the Brown’s Bay Marina and Narrows Floating Restaurant with chef Tim’s “All you can eat Crab nights”. The fuel barge has everything you will need to spend an excellent day on the water. Within the Resort, the Ripple Rock RV It takes just five minutes from the Park has achieved excellent ratings dock to the fishing grounds!! from both Woodall’s and Trailer Life. The Marina also hosts a Charity It contains 65 full service sites with 30 Chum Derby every October with the being oceanfront. proceeds donated to Greenways Land trust for Salmon enhancement. New rental cabins were completed Guests from all over the world love to this summer. They boast a spectacular visit Brown’s Bay Resort for a relaxing view of Discovery Passage with all the or action packed vacation.

Stu started solo covering the Comox Valley and the Campbell River area. He has been successful in growing the business to the point where now there are four Design Fashionistas, two fulltime installers and an admin person serving Vancouver Island from Nanaimo to Port Hardy. We provide our customers with a

unique in-home shopping experience by bringing the world of window fashions to you. Budget Blinds offers a full line of window coverings from blinds, shutters, draperies, to window film and decorative décor items. Our free in-home consultation will assist you with your design choices with no obligation. Stu has been sharing his successes by supporting organizations including Shriners, Variety Club and local groups like a Little League ball team.

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Full Service Marina & RV Resort Fishing • Wildlife Viewing • Oceanfront RV Park Hot Tub • Restaurant • 2 Boat Launches • Fuel/Tackle

Visit our Showroom at CR Floors & book an appointment to see our Design consultant, Colleen McClure. Located 12 miles (19.3 Km) North of Campbell River www.brownsbayresort.com Marina 250-286-3135 • RV Park 250-287-7108

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September 28, 2011 Award Category Sponsored by:

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

Award Category Sponsored by:

Small Business of the Year

15 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

Nominee Small Business of the Year

Campbell River Hyundai

Coastal Black Estate Winery

Scott Kilby

Abel O’Brennan

1700 Coulter Road, 250-286-1001, www.campbellriverhyundai.ca

2186 Endall Rd, Black Creek, 250-337-8325, www.coastalblack.ca

Scott Kilby, Dealer Principal of Campbell River Hyundai and his team have made it their mission to be the most versatile dealership on the North Island.

Established in 2009, Coastal Black is a family owned and operated fruit winery and meadery. All of our wines are handcrafted on site with our own berries and honey.

They offer sales, financing, parts, service and a full detail shop. Hyundai’s sales department is knowledgeable both with preowned and new sales. They have the ability to share features, advantages and benefits to suit each customer’s need. The financing department offers many

incentives such as 0% financing on most new models. Their service department offers a manufacturer approved shop for both Hyundai and Subaru and licensed technicians that are capable of servicing all makes and models of vehicles. Campbell River Hyundai also has a full detail shop to keep your vehicle looking and feeling like new. For any further information on Campbell River Hyundai’s sales, parts, financing, service or detail departments call us today!

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We have 4 generations living on the farm, and everyone has a role to play that is vital to running a smooth operation. We have recently employed 3 local staff to help in the tasting room, marketing and distribution, as well as having 5 to 20 seasonal vineyard staff working with us.

Since opening, Coastal Black has donated to a dozen important organizations such as the Rotary Club, Cops for Cancer, Y.A.N.A and the Black Creek Community Center and plans to continue being an active part of our community. Coastal Black hopes to excite your palate and revive your body and spirit with our wines that are full of flavour and complexities. We would love for you to come have a tour of our facility and taste what we have to offer.

Award Winning, Island-Grown Fruit Wines & Meads.

Experience a new taste from our estate winery. From dry and crisp to bold and intense, our hand-crafted wines are a unique Island taste. Our beautiful vineyard has over 120 acres of cultivated blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and honey, harvested right here on the Estate. Book a tour to visit our winery or look for us at your local retailer and pick up a bottle or two.

Staff from Left to right:

Back: Darrell, Mike, Far back Wade, Martin, Patty, Charlie, Chris, Trevor. Front: Luan, Fred, Scott, Chad. Missing: Sam and Hank.

CAMPBELL RIVER

(250) 286-1001 Toll Free 1-877-986-1001 • 1700 Coulter Rd. Campbell River DL#7785 campbellriverhyundai.ca

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16 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction Award Category Sponsored by:

September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

Award Category Sponsored by:

Small Business of the Year

Nominee Small Business of the Year

Mainstream Biological Consulting Inc.

Windsor Plywood

Monica Stewardson

Joy Borton

1310 Marwalk Cres., Campbell River, www.mainstreambio.ca

1680 - 14th Ave., 250-287-8012, www.windsorplywoodcampbellriver.com

Mainstream Biological Consulting Inc. started operating out of Campbell River in 2000. The company is owned and operated by Monica and Lance Stewardson, (RPBios, CPESCs) and employs 10 full and part time technical and administrative staff. Initially serving the forest industry doing stream surveys to assist with forestry management planning, the business quickly diversified to provide biological consulting services to the aquaculture, hydroelectric and development sectors.

based on sound biological principles. We have developed a strong reputation for providing quality services and maintaining clear, consistent communication with our clients during the planning, implementation and monitoring phases of their environmentally sensitive projects. We take great pride in the frequent word of mouth referrals from past and current clients.

Our company contributes to the local community by providing corporate support for Cameryn’s Cause, the CR Tyee Club, the CR Gymnastics MBC Inc. strives to provide clients with Assocation, Rotary Duck Race and the innovative and cost effective resource management solutions for their projects, 2009/10 Pee Wee B Rep hockey team.

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Nominee

At Windsor, our basic reason for success is SERVICE, SERVICE, SERVICE. We hire skilled people and then ensure they are well trained in product knowledge. This expertise is then passed on to our customers. Both the novice do-it-yourselfer and experienced contractor alike appreciate the fact we are staffed by qualified personnel who are capable of giving good advice, are product knowledgeable and can offer money saving suggestions.

levels and a sincere desire to help the customer. This service is followed by working with a great buying group. Quality products at highly competitive prices are possible with the buying power of over sixty Windsor Plywood locations. We truly do appreciate our customers as our moto is, “A customer is not an interruption of our work rather the purpose of it.”

Because Windsor’s philosophy requires a “hands on” type of management, store manager Shawn Bird is most often found serving customers on the sales floor, resulting in better service

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you need to know!

Small Business of the Year

99.7 The River Shane 470 - 13th Avenue, 250-287-7106, www.997theriver.ca

99.7 The River is Campbell River’s only ALL local radio station. We pride ourselves on a fresh vision of broadcasting and an unparalleled commitment to community. As a proud member of the Vista Radio broadcast team, these combined responsible initiatives are what make 99.7 The River a unique, vibrant and valuable part of the Campbell River community. 99.7 The River is also proud to have helped Campbell River businesses grow with solid marketing advice,

killer creative and measurable ROI. We are proud to be a member of the Campbell River Chamber Of Commerce and will continue to be an active member in the community on both a social and business level

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Canada’s “Original Finishing” Store!

www.windsorplywoodcampbellriver.com


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The Campbell River Mirror

Success Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Category Criteria Intermediate Business of the Year

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Award Category Sponsored by:

Nominee Intermediate Business of the Year

Nootka Marine Adventures Dave Gosnell 1-877-337-KING (5464), www.nootkamarineadventures.com

(26 to 49 employees) Honours a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community.

Nominees Are: Anchor Inn & Suites • Banners Restaurant • Coastal Community Credit Union • Finning Ltd. • Nootka Marine Adventures • RBC Royal Bank • Riptide Marine Pub • T-Mar Industries

Award Category Sponsored by:

Nootka Marine Adventures is comprised of two resorts located in the heart of Nootka Sound on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island. The resorts include Nootka Sound Resort and Moutcha Bay Resort. The location of both resorts means they can offer one of the most diversified vacation experiences in Nootka Sound. Nootka Sound provides some of the best fresh and saltwater fishing experiences in Canada, along with hiking, kayaking and wildlife viewing . Moutcha Bay Resort is our newest

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property acquired in 2008 and redevelopment extensively in 2010/2011. The property provides excellent amenities for campers, fishers and outdoor enthusiasts. There are a variety of accommodation options from wilderness camping to luxury yurts. Moutcha Bay also offers custom fish packaging, rental boats and front door access to Nootka Sound. More information on Moutcha Bay Resort can be found at www. nootkamarineadventures.com

Nominee Intermediate Business of the Year

RBC Royal Bank 1290 Shoppers Row, 250-286-5501

Congratulations to ALL the nominees for the 2011 Chamber Awards of Distinction -from your RBC Royal Bank team… Banking in Campbell River for 57 years. - RBC is proud of their participation and involvement in the Blue Water Project, working worldwide towards clean water and conservation of water for the planet. For the 3rd year in a row RBC has been listed as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. This special designation recognizes employers that lead the nation in making environmental values

part of their organizational culture and have developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives and are attracting employees and clients because of their environmental leadership. Check out our RBC Blue Water site at http://bluewater.rbc.com/

The Fishing Lodge Designed for Friends and Family xFloating lodge xAll-inclusive fully guided xBring your own boat  xSalmon x Halibut x Ling Cod

Nootka Sound’s Premier RV Resort & Marina xRV Sites Serviced & Nonserviced xYurts, Chalets, Suites xLicensed Restaurant xFish Processing x Rental Boats xMarine Gas xDiesel xPropane xBoat Launch xMoorage

WWW .NOOTKAMARINEADVENTURES. COM

1.877.337.5464

INFO @ NOOTKAMARINEADVENTURES . COM


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September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

Award Category Sponsored by:

Intermediate Business of the Year

Nominee Intermediate Business of the Year

Anchor Inn & Suites

Banners Restaurant

Sherry McCutcheon

Karen Adam

261 Island Highway, Campbell River, 250-286-1131

1319 Island Highway, 250-286-6711

All of us at the Anchor Inn thank you for the recognition in nominating us for this chamber award.

Here at Banner Restaurant our goal is to make you happy! From our fresh homemade food, to our friendly, caring staff, we try to give nothing but the best; not only to our customers, but to the community we love!

From the front end staff to those behind the scenes, the Anchor Inn is lucky to have 28 individuals who make up such a winning team.

get an education. We also sponsor various local charities from breast cancer, United Way, sports teams, scouts and many many others. The Anchor Inn also gave over $100,000 to help Haiti.

We have been in operation for over 32 years and have staff that have been here since the beginning! We sponsor “The Agakhun Walk” a world walk raising thousands of dollars to help 3rd world country’s

ANCHOR INN & SUITES Campbell River’s only Waterfront Hotel

Meeting & Conventional Facilities from 6 to 250 people

  

Wedding Receptions Catering for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

We love Campbell River and the people who live here. We are deeply honoured to have been nominated for this award and would like to thank everyone who has made it possible. Thank you Campbell River!

We are proud of our commitment to helping out whenever we can, whether it means donating the use of our banquet room for meetings, sponsoring sports teams, supplying food to non-profit groups and our local food bank, or our toy and food drives at Christmas.’

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served

– All Day! OPEN 6 6:30am-9pm 30 9

7 Days a week! BEST WAFFLES!

24 Flavors of Ice Cream!

Ocean Front ~ Great View 261 Island Highway, Campbell River

250.286.1131 250.286. 1131 www.anchorinn.ca

Located in the Tyee Plaza 250-250-286-6711 » Wireless Internet


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The Campbell River Mirror Award Category Sponsored by:

Intermediate Business of the Year

Nominee Intermediate Business of the Year

Coastal Community Credit Union

Finning Canada

Francois Egan

Kerry Marc

1354 S Island Hwy, (250) 286-6205, www.cccu.ca

1604 Willow St., Campbell River, 250-287-7494

Coastal Community has been proudly serving the Campbell River community for over 70 years.

Finning (Canada) sells, rents and provides customer support services for Caterpillar equipment and engines. We serve a diverse range of industrial markets; including mining, forestry, construction, pipeline/oil field construction, agriculture, government sector, marine, transportation, fisheries, and the commercial transport industry.

Offering caring and knowledgeable service at the Discovery Harbour location is a team of 32 employees who are also committed to their community. In addition to volunteering, in 2010 employees organized and supported a range of fundraising initiatives, including ones for the United Way, Cops for Cancer, the SPCA, as well as school supply and food bank drives. The result was $12,000 in donations being shared with local community partners.

We deliver caring and helpful service through an extensive network of personal banking, insurance, investment and business services centres. We are one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers and we are passionate about building stronger relationships to improve financial health, enrich people’s lives and build healthier communities. *Insurance services provided through Coastal Community Insurance Services (2007) Ltd.

Finning Campbell River provides employment for more than 30 employees. The growth of our business is dependent on our employees, our customers and the services that we provide. With strong focus on these three aspects we have been able to have strong and continuous

growth within the marketplace. Finning helps numerous local charities as well as provides sponsorships for many sporting activities. These include the CR Motocross, CR Triathlon, the BCSPCA, Annual Loggers Sports, various golf tournaments and any fundraising that our employees and their families are involved in. The two major charities we are involved in are the United Way and the CR Hospital Foundation. Through both of these foundations we not only provide financial aid, but personal time as well, raising thousands of dollars over the years.

Count on Finning Canada for all of your Equipment solutions!

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September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee Intermediate Business of the Year

Award Category Sponsored by:

Nominee Intermediate Business of the Year

Riptide Marine Pub

T-Mar Industries

Dick Walton

George Lambert & Brent Hebert

Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre, 250-830-0044, www.riptide.ca

5791 Duncan Bay Road, 800-208-2217, www.t-mar.com

The Riptide Pub began construction on the waterfront at Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre in April 1998. We opened our doors November 6th, 1998.

T-Mar Industries is locally owned and operated by George Lambert and Brent Hebert.

We are a full service Marine Pub complete with liquor store, showers and laundry facilities. Our chefs have created an extensive menu ranging from traditional Pub fare of burgers, pastas and pizzas to steak and lobster. We specialize in seafood dishes using locally caught prawns, salmon, halibut, oysters and

ling cod. Our catering department provide on and off site lunches, dinners and banquets to all types and sizes of functions. The Riptide employs a staff of 35 from entry level students to highly paid level 3 Red Seal chefs. Our kitchen runs a continual apprenticeship chef program with North Island College Culinary Arts program here in Campbell River.

MARINE PUB GRILL & CATERING

They employee 50 people who are skilled in the design, building and remanufacturing of machinery.

in Campbell River. Our employees volunteer with the Forestry Task Force to lobby government regarding forestry issues. T-Mar also runs an apprenticeship program on a ongoing. Currently we have three in training.

“Engineered Mechanical Solutions” is their slogan and they cover regions all We are proud to be a successful over BC, Albert the Yukon with a focus Campbell River business and look on coastal areas from Prince Rupert forward to many years ahead. down. T-Mar Industries ise a member of the Rotary and sponsor amateur sports

“ENGINEERED MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS”

T-MAR Industries Ltd. is a privately owned BC Company with its manufacturing facilities and office located in Campbell River, BC. Founded in 1984,T-MAR enjoys a proud history of growth and diversification, as the drive towards excellence in both product quality and customer service has helped establish T-MAR as a leader in the BC Market.

Dine & enjoy a great selection of Seafood, Steaks, Pasta and Riptide favorites.

The facilities at T-MAR Industries Ltd. include Engineering, Parts & Service, Machine Shop, Fabrication Shop and Component Rebuild. T-MAR Industries Ltd. designs, manufactures and repairs components for all leading industries: • Mining • Forestry • Marine • Hydro • Construction • Pulp & Paper • Sawmill • Oil & Gas

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK | 250.830.0044 OCEANFRONT DINING & CRUISE SHIPS The Oceanfront Entrance of Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre

RIPTIDE LIQUOR STORE 250.830.1152 Campbell River, BC www.riptidepub.ca | email: riptide@connected.bc.ca

There is no job too big or too small, as our machining and fabrication facilities are one of the largest on Vancouver Island! 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River, BC V9H 1N6 Toll Free: 1-800-208-2217 (North America) • Phone: 1-250-286-9500 www.t-mar.com


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The Campbell River Mirror

Success Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Category Criteria Large Business of the Year

Award Category Sponsored by:

Nominee Large Business of the Year

Badinotti Net Services Canada Kevin Onclin 4226 Middle Point Drive, 250-830-0100, www.badinotti.com

(50 or more employees) Honours a business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community.

Nominees Are: Badinotti Net Services Canada • Discovery Foods • Marine Harvest Canada • Mainstream Canada

Award Category Sponsored by:

Grieg Seafood congratulates all the nominees for a Business Award of DisƟncƟon.

Badinotti Net Services Canada Ltd. offers complete net services and sales to the aquaculture industry. This includes washing, disinfecting, repairs, modifications, dipping, new nets and products. As part of the worldwide Badinotti Group, we are able to offer our customers the advantage gained from technical knowledge and experience developed over 100 years in the net business.

“We appreciate the nomination and are proud to support and be a part of the Campbell River Community.”

“We would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals that support us throughout the year and help us to provide quality service to our customers.”

Grieg Seafood, a proud member of our community.


22 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction Award Category Sponsored by:

September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

Award Category Sponsored by:

Large Business of the Year

Nominee Large Business of the Year

Discovery Foods

Marine Harvest Canada

Willow Point 2273 South Island Hwy Oyster River 2207 Glenmore Road www.discoveryfoods.ca • wp@discoveryfoods.ca

Ian Roberts

Discovery Foods has been a 100% locally owned and operated grocery store for over 23 years.

and fundraisers as well as school programs, such as Relay for Life, Cameryn’s Cause and the Oyster River Salmon Enhancement.

As the world’s appetite for healthy seafood continues, Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) is well situated to help meet this growing demand.

We are “Your Friendly Neighbourhood Grocery Store”.

MHC is a Campbell River based company and the North Island’s largest private employer with 550 full time staff producing one-half of the farm-raised salmon grown in BC.

With our Willow Point and Oyster River locations we pride ourselves on creating a family friendly shopping experience. We support our local producers and suppliers to provide the freshest and highest quality local products at competitive prices, with full service counters and knowledgeable staff. Discovery Foods is very proud to be involved in many community events

#124 – 1334 Island Highway, 250-286-1144, www.marineharvest.com

As a fully integrated company, MHC’s freshwater hatchery operations, saltwater farms, processing plant, sales and operational/administration support are all headquartered right here in Campbell River.

While the North Island provides many excellent locations to grow salmon, it’s also an excellent place to grow families. Given that fact, MHC understands the importance of supporting the communities where it operates and is why it is proud to support numerous local community projects, sports teams and charitable organizations. The company is honoured to be recognized for its achievements with the nomination in the category of Large Business of the Year.

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The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

Award Category Sponsored by:

Success Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Large Business of the Year

Mainstream Canada

Category Criteria Environmental Sustainability Business of the Year

Fernando Villarroel, Managing Director #203-919 Island Hwy, Campbell River, www.mainstreamcanada.com

(selected from all category nomination submissions)

Mainstream Canada’s salmon farms are certifications proving its environmental, sustainable, responsible and provide fish quality, food safety management for the future. and occupational health and safety systems meet the highest international We are one of the biggest salmon standards. farming companies in B.C. with 27 We are the first company to attain APSA farm sites, four land-based hatcheries, (Aboriginal Principles for Sustainable processing plants and over 270+ Aquaculture) certification, proving the employees. company’s commitment to working in a The current company is a result of respectful relationship with First Nations. mergers and has been operating since The company was awarded a Certificate the 1980s. of Recognition from the Food/ Mainstream Canada’s operations Manufacturing Industry Occupational are environmentally, socially and Safety Association of B.C., one of only economically sound. The company two large companies in B.C. to achieve has ISO 14001, 9001, 18001 and 22000 this high standard for worker safety.

Honours a business that displays environmental responsibility and encourages sustainable use of renewable resources. These could include demonstrates leadership on environment, sustainability and climate change; incorporates an environmental philosophy through their operations; takes steps to prevent, reduce and eliminate waste streams associated with their product or service; engages in energy conservation methods through technological changes and/or habit changes; switches to cleaner technologies where available and practical.

Award Category Sponsored by:

Congratulations to all the 2011 Business Awards of Distinction Nominees!

A

t Mainstream Canada we are proud of our employees and their accomplishments. While they farm salmon for a living, they are also keenly aware of the need to protect the environment, provide support for fish enhancement programs and take an active role in their communities.

Whether working on the coast or at one of our inland facilities, our employees are committed to maintaining Mainstream’s position as a global leader in sustainable aquaculture.

Find out more.

To learn more about sustainable aquaculture, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Our employees, your neighbours, form the heart of our business. From our veterinarians to our farm hands, administrators to fish processors, each one of them is dedicated to ensuring that we provide the highest quality of fresh and nutritious fish for today and for the future.

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Our focus is sustainable aquaculture

www.mainstreamcanada.com

88.7 FM Campbell River Common 1400 Ironwood St. WWW.SPIRIT-FM.CA


24 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Success Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Category Criteria Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Award Category Sponsored by:

Nominee Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Scott Kilby Campbell River Hyundai 1700 Coulter Road, 250-286-1001, www.campbellriverhyundai.ca

Honours a business owner or founder under the age of 35 who has excelled in business; exemplified leadership and entrepreneurial skills; and demonstrated exceptional vision that has contributed to business success. Automotive sales have always been a passion of mine, and after years of working for others, I decided it was time to create new opportunities for myself; by investing in myself.

Nominees Are: Aum Song Troughton, Embody Wellness • Erin Wallis, Erin Wallis Photography • Heather Larkam, Urban Dance Connections • Johanthan Kervin, WebSense Solutions • Scott Kilby, Campbell River Hyundai

Award Category Sponsored by:

In February 2010, I purchased Campbell River Hyundai. Since then my staff and I have enhanced Campbell River Hyundai and created a thriving dealership. We have improved our habits, so that we are more efficient and customer friendly. When clients feel that they can come to you with any automotive

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well done! We would like to congratulate this year’s nominees who have demonstrated determination, leadership and creativity. We celebrate their optimism, their confidence, their resilience, and share in their successes. All of these business owners work tirelessly to ensure that we, the consumer, are offered outstanding quality and excellent service. They are the leaders who create the opportunities and help strengthen our community. We wish you continued success and thank you for your business!

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need and receive quick service from a staff that truly cares, success is guaranteed. As a manager my job is easier because I have a team that is the best at what they do. Therefore, I do what I can to keep their jobs enjoyable by having staff functions so that all staff feel-good about our business. I also try to stay active in our community by participating in local charities and causes, because I feel that everyone deserves a chance at a better future.


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The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

Award Category Sponsored by:

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Nominee Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Jonathan Kervin

Aum Song Troughton

WebSense Solutions

Embody Wellness

877-866-0090, 250-204-2108, www.thewebsensesolution.com

964 Shoppers Row, Unit #9, 250 203 -2163, www.aumsong.com

Web Sense is a website development and payment processing solutions provider, in business since 2006.

of sale debit/credit card processing terminals, cash register hardware/ software, virtual terminals (accept credit cards through a web browser of any web enabled device), and e-commerce payment solutions to accept payments through your website.

Aum Song has been practicing the healing arts for 14 years. She promotes wellness by offering personalized treatments that combine acupressure, massage and Medical Qigong Therapy. She also teaches Qigong movements that benefit people of all ages and experiences.

Web Sense continually supports the Campbell River Foodbank Society with a portion of proceeds from every sale.

Aum Song’s vision and dedication is to assist people in achieving a more positive and optimal life experience. She opened her practice in Campbell River over a year ago.

Web Sense offers peace of mind with comprehensive, scalable, and flexible solutions structured around your specific needs. Our web services include: design, hosting, domains, email, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, e-commerce, social media, SSL certificates and secure online backup of your computer. Our payment services include point Award Category Sponsored by:

She loves working in beautiful

Nominee

Award Category Sponsored by:

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Campbell River and sees this beauty reflected in the people here. Aum Song contributes to the community in many ways. She volunteers at the Campbell River Hospital providing relaxation therapy. She has taught Qigong movements at the Women’s Center and offers ongoing classes at the Community Center. She has donated gift certificates to several different charity fundraisers such as COPS for Cancer and offers services at events in the community. Aum Song welcomes your inquiries.

Nominee Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Heather Larkam

Erin Wallis

Urban Dance Connections

Erin Wallis Photography

321 Dogwood Street, 250-850-1554, www.urbandanceconnection.com

www.erinwallis.com • www.erinwallis.com/blog • erin@erinwallis.com

Urban Dance Connections has had its doors open for 11 years and offers a variety of programs including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hooping, Bellydance, HipHop/Street, Adult Social Dancing, Bootcamp, African, Zumba, Bellyfit and Lyrical.

Erin Wallis is a Campbell River based photographer.

We are different from most studios in respect that we are an “arts Umbrella” with an array of self-contractors offering specialty programs within a family oriented studio. All ages, sizes, and skill levels welcome there is something for everyone.

Our studio offers recreational, performance and competitive programing so you can build your own dance programs around your schedule and pocket book. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to dance and we try our hardest to make that happen.

Studying photojournalism and traveling the world with Princess Cruise Lines as an onboard photographer, Erin’s passion for photography led her to finding her niche photographing people right here on Vancouver Island. From weddings, to maternity, to new babies and gorgeous grannies - Erin’s images are fresh, alive and very exciting!


26 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

September 28, 2011

The Campbell River Mirror

Success Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Category Criteria Not-For-Profit of the Year

Award Category Sponsored by:

Nominee Not-For-Profit of the Year

Business & Professional Women’s Network Corinne Matheson Box 862 Campbell River, info@bpwn.org

(must be registered not for profit) Honours a not for profit business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth; exemplified customer service; and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community.

Nominees Are: Business & Professional Women’s Network • Campbell River Head Injury Support Society • Campbell River Hospice Society • Campbell River Hospital Foundation • Centre for Aquatic Health Science Society • Middle Bay Sustainable Aquaculture Institute • Tidemark Theatre Society

Award Category Sponsored by:

For 20 years the Business & Professional Women’s Network (BPWN) has provided leadership and growth opportunities to women in our community who wish to develop their skills and contacts in a supportive environment. Members benefit by: increased awareness of business trends and opportunities in the business community; enhanced professional development through speakers and special programs; opportunities to improve networking skills; promotion of their businesses and Award Category Sponsored by:

themselves at meetings and Spotlight presentations, and; professional and personal growth through Board and committee involvement. BPWN has made Campbell River a better place to live and work, by sharing information, so we can all gain knowledge on how to make our businesses more successful, learn how to balance family and work, and be a moving force within the Campbell River community.

Nominee Not-For-Profit of the Year

C.R. Head Injury Support Society Shelley Howard 1195D Fir Street, 250-287-4323, www.crhead.ca, info@crhead.ca *(5(+(

Campbell River Head Injury Support Society (CRHISS) is a non-profit charitable organization that has been offering services to brain injury survivors and their families for approximately 15 years.

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With our head office in Campbell River, Marine Harvest Canada employs

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Some of the programs and services that we offer are: socialization, life skills, computer training, coping with loss and grief, drop-in programs, facilitated groups, special workshops (memory, anger management, etc), exercise classes, art classes and We also provide community education general health management. on head injury causes, effects, and prevention. We serve Campbell River Our biggest project at the moment and the North end of Vancouver is the purchase and renovation of Island. the old Hillcrest Store into safe and affordable housing for 4 head injury Our main objective is to help head survivors, room for our meetings and injury survivors live productive and programming and gardens to provide prosperous lives and to provide produce for our programs and for the information for them and their Food Bank. families.


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27 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

Award Category Sponsored by:

Not-For-Profit of the Year

Nominee Not-For-Profit of the Year

C.R. Hospital Foundation

Centre for Aquatic Health Science Society

Stacey Marsh

Elan Downey, Wyth Marshall, Debbie Collins, Zina Richmond, Paula Galloway, Sonja Saksida, Steve Jang, Brendan Arnold Missing: Luis Afonso, Heather Lamson

381 – 2nd Avenue, 250-850-2418, www.crhospitalfoundation.ca

871A Island Highway, 250-286-6102, www.cahs-bc.ca

At the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, we are driven by a passionate, strategically focused Board of Directors, and competent, dedicated professional staff. We strive to provide leadership and inspire giving, while at the same time acting as worthy stewards of our donors’ resources.

Since its establishment in 2005, the BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences Society (BC CAHS) has built expertise, capacity and resources necessary to provide solutions to aquatic health issues in British Columbia.

It is a privilege to be among the nominees for the Awards of Distinction, Not for Profit category, states Lana Eagle, Hospital Foundation Chair. Our success in supporting our hospital is because

of our donors and their ongoing commitment to supporting quality health care. The Hospital Foundation provides donors the opportunity to support excellence in our community health services, primarily through funding the purchase of vital medical equipment and supporting staff in continued education. Your support inspires the Campbell River Hospital team, as it lets them know that their community values their commitment to always do their best for the people they serve.

By developing local expertise and resources, the Centre asserts a strong leadership role in the aquatic health field at local, national and international levels.

epidemiology, welfare, stress, diagnostics, and training. Additionally, BC CAHS is extending its services and research into wild juvenile fish health and environmental monitoring, particularly plankton identification, as well as interaction between wild and cultured marine species.

The Centre’s research and professional services focus on Award Category Sponsored by:

Nominee Not-For-Profit of the Year

C.R. Hospice Society Chris Dorrington #104 – 301 Dogwood Street, 250-286-1121, www.crhospice.org

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Support quality healthcare for Campbell River, make the Campbell River Hospital Foundation your place to give…

We’re here for you. 381 - 2nd Avenue, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 3V1 ♥ 250-850-2418 www.crhospitalfoundation.ca

The Campbell River Hospice Society was formed in 1986 and exists to provide assistance, companionship and compassionate support for those that are palliative or facing end-of-life at home, in an extended care facility or in the hospital. The society also assists and provides support to family members and friends who are grieving a loss due to death. All services and programs that we provide are free of charge to the people of Campbell River, south to Black Creek, the Islands of Quadra and Cortes, west to Gold River and north to Port Hardy.

Services include: Hospital Visiting Teams; Grief Counselling; Support Groups; a Resource Library and a Memorial Garden located on the Rotary Seawalk. We have 11 non-paid board members, 4 staff members and approximately 170 members, 59 of which are currently active volunteers. Visit us on Facebook or at www.crhospice.org. Campbell River Hospice Society – Support when you need it most.


28 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction Award Category Sponsored by:

The Campbell River Mirror

Nominee

September 28, 2011

Success Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Not-For-Profit of the Year

Category Criteria Family Friendly Business

Middle Bay Sustainable Aquaculture Institute Rob Walker 4193 Middle Point Dr., Campbell River, 250-286-3656

(selected from all category nomination submissions)

Middle Bay Sustainable Aquaculture Institute (MBSAI) is a not for-profit organization formed for the purpose of researching and developing the use of commercial-scale environmentally responsible technologies for aquaculture. In addition to MBSAI, consortium members in the Middle Bay Project include AgriMarine Industries Inc., the US-based Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Science and Development Technology of Canada (SDTC). The project has received the endorsement of the following Award Category Sponsored by:

Honours a business that shows leadership in employee policies and programs by embracing the lives of their employees and flexible work arrangements that benefit their families; that facilitates and welcomes children and families through their layout, amenities and considerations; and shows community involvement leadership in supporting initiatives that benefit the children and families in our community.

environmental non-governmental organizations: Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform – which includes the David Suzuki Foundation, Living Oceans Society, Georgia Strait Alliance, T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation and Watershed Watch Salmon Society- as well as Coast Sustainability Trust and the Wilderness Tourism Association. The consortium members are also very grateful to have the cooperation and support of the K’ómoks, Campbell River, Cape Mudge, and Homalco First Nation Bands.

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Nominee Not-For-Profit of the Year

Tidemark Theatre Society Kim Emsley-Leik 1220 Shoppers Row, 250.287.7465, www.tidemarktheatre.com

On behalf of the Tidemark Theatre Society, I am pleased to announce the beginning of our 23rd season! Once again our staff has worked hard to develop yet another amazing program that will delight our audiences. We have a number of exciting performances to showcase this season, including the Rankin Family, the Grapes of Wrath, The Nylons, and the Irish Rovers to name a few. Remember to ask our staff about becoming a member of the Tidemark Theatre Society. As a member, you have the opportunity to receive many benefits such as a $5 discount on tickets to Tidemark Theatre Society

presentations and special discounts at select partnering businesses in town. The Tidemark Theatre staff, volunteers and board of directors are proud to be a part of the Campbell River community. We value your feedback and are always interested in developing partnerships with local non-profits and community groups. Please feel free to drop by and say hello – I am very much looking forward to meeting each and every one of you, and hopefully we will see you out on October 7th for our season premiere– the Irish Rovers!

“Whether it is Big Business or small business, kids are everybody’s business!” ~ Charlie Coffey


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29 • 2011 Business Awards of Distinction

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Nominee

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Business Leader of the Year

Nominee Business Leader of the Year

Dave Reynolds

Tom Pallan

99.7 The River

The Pallan Group

470-13th Avenue, Campbell River, 250-287-7106

303-871 Island Hwy., 250-287-9201, www.pallantimber.com

Dave Reynolds, the program director at 99.7 The River has 31 years of professional broadcast/marketing and advertising experience that includes everything from writing, producing and delivering a daily live radio show, creative writing and sound design. His experience also includes marketing and branding consultation, social media expertise and serving as program director for 1240 The Port in Port Hardy and 95.7 Sun FM in Powell River.

Tom Pallan was born and raised in Victoria B.C. From an early age Tom was motivated, he had an early morning paper route delivering the Times Colonist and after school Tom sold newspapers on a busy street corner. These early experiences taught Tom independence. Tom graduated from UBC in 1958 with a degree in Forest Engineering. In 1959 Tom received a Masters of Forestry from Oregon State University and began Pallan Timber Products Ltd. with his father. Together they purchased a timber sale in the McCreight Lake area of Campbell River and commenced logging. Over the past 48 years Tom has learned perseverance, commitment, and hard work as the forest industry has had and continues to have it’s challenging times. Ownership of The Pallan Group of companies is now shared between Tom and his two sons and is involved in many facets of the forestry industry with various sales associates all over

and has worked with many other service organizations in the city. He is well-known in the community for helping to raise over $500,000 in cash and non-perishable donations for the Campbell River Food Bank, most notably through his annual Crazy Guy Living in a Truck at Christmas until it is full of donations event. Reynolds is also involved in the Annual Cameryn’s Cause for Kids Radiothon which has raised over $50,000 to date.

The father of two children is a member of the Rotary Club of Campbell River

the world. Through perseverance and the ability to adapt quickly to changing economic conditions The Pallan Group of companies has now expanded into timber acquisitions, logging, sawmilling, remanufacturing and world wide timber marketing. The Pallan Group of companies is also involved in land development in the Campbell River area. The Pallan Group of companies are active supporters of The Campbell River Foundation, The Campbell River Hospital Foundation, The Campbell River Museum, and North Island College as well as various other benevolent societies. At North Island College the company has bestowed four scholarships, in perpetuity, in memory of Tom’s son Michael. It has been said that The Pallan Group of companies has had to be very nimble on their feet and the same is still true of Tom Pallan, founder of the Pallan Group of companies.

Success Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Category Criteria Outstanding Business Leader Honours a current or retired business person who has displayed a significant commitment to the success of both his/her business and the community as a whole; demonstrated business leadership and vision; and served as a positive role model or mentor for other business people in the community.

Nominees Are: Dave Reynolds Tom Pallan

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Leaders Stand Apart. At MNP, we understand that building and growing a successful business requires vision, innovation, courage and leadership. It’s about seeing beyond and going even further. It is that conviction that sets you apart to accomplish something truly extraordinary. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees for Business Leader of the Year! From Campbell River to Montreal, MNP is national in scope and local in focus, providing innovative solutions to help today’s business leaders succeed. To find out what MNP can do for you, contact Brad Piercy, CA at 250.287.2131.

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