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Winners Celebrated at Northern BC Commercial Building Awards


Dawson Creek’s Calvin Kruk Centre For The Arts named Best Overall Judges’ Choice winner at bi-annual event

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RINCE GEORGE – Calvin Kruk Centre For The Arts was na med the Judges’ Choice Award Winner for Best O vera l l E nt r y i n t he fou r t h ed it ion of t he Nor t her n BC Commercial Building Awards Thursday, June 2 at the Ramada Hotel in Prince George. The Calvin Kruk Centre For The Arts was also the Award of Excellence winner in the Community Renovation category. The bi-annual celebration of the best in commercial and industrial construction was for buildings completed between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2015 from Fort St. John and Dawson Creek to Prince Rupert, and from 100 Mile House to Prince George. There were 23 finalists in this version of the event, and the process started with over 40 eligible projects.

Lisa Kemp of RE/MAX Commercial presents the Judges’ Choice award for best overall entry to Mark Rogers for the Calvin Kruk Centre For The Arts in Dawson Creek. Photo by Jayson Hencheroff, Focal Point Studios PHOTOS BY JAYSON HENCHEROFF OF FOCAL POINT STUDIOS

The Northern BC Commercial Building Awards were held in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and the Judges’ Choice Award for Best Overall Entry in the 2014 event went to 6534 Airport Road in Fort St. John. “The Calvin Kruk Centre For The Arts is a project that all of Dawson Creek should be very proud of,” says Mark MacDonald of Business Examiner Peace Cariboo Skeena newsmagazine, which stages the event. “It is one of those important gathering places that bring communities together, and everyone involved in this project has obviously done an outstanding job.” Gold Sponsors for the event were R E/ M A X Com mercia l, the Northern Regional Construction Association, the Independent Cont ractors a nd Businesses Association, and the SEE WINNERS CELEBRATED | PAGE 14

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RINCE GEORGE – Royal LePage Prince George has one goal in mind: working with their clients to find the perfect fit, no exceptions. From a search for the perfect home or weekend getaway property to final signatures on the perfect commercial site or office, Royal LePage’s REALTORS® are there with you every step of the way.

The Prince George office is part of Canada’s largest Real Estate company with over 16,750 agents coast to coast. Prince George’s new Managing Broker David Black is passionate about what the future holds. “Royal LePage Prince George currently has 35 REALTORS® and that number is always growing,” he said. This number includes

four agents specializing in commercial real estate and there are additional administrative and support staff in the office. Black is adamant that in order to deliver superb client service, ongoing training is a must in their office. “All REALTORS® are required as a condition of their licensing to take three different training courses every two years.

But Royal LePage goes beyond that,” he explained. “They send out trainers twice a year (in the spring and in the fall) and each time the trainers come out they have a specific program that they’re doing and many of the agents from our office participate. The training is SEE ROYAL LEPAGE | PAGE 6

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Business Examiner Peace Cariboo Skeena - June 2016  

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