Kate Ames // Support PG Contributor
The Prince George Chamber of Commerce (PGCC) held the 36th Annual Business Excellence Awards Friday October 15th. Normally the event welcomes around 500-600 people,” says CEO of PG Chamber of Commerce, Tod Corrigall, but this year we streamed the event live on CKPG TV and ckpg.ca.
The Chamber exists to: CONNECT with the local business community, ENGAGE to improve the working conditions for business and ENHANCE business’ bottom line with product and service discounts. Think of the Chamber as a catalyst: A common vehicle through which business, professional and individual women and men work together for the common good of the community. A better community means better business conditions!
The Business Excellence Awards are the biggest event the Chamber hosts each year. These awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the hardworking businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits in that make our community better.
Business of the Year
This year local pet company 4 Paws Pure took home the coveted business of the year award! Check out their new, bigger and better, location opening soon at 3110 15th Avenue. For everything simple, pure and delicious.
“We did it! We were voted Business Of The Year by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce and we so appreciate the nomination, but then to win! THANK YOU ALL!!!!! We love all the pet parents who want to do better, and we are here to help!!!” – 4 Paws Pure
Award Category Winners
Business of the Year- 4 Paws Pure
Business Person of the Year- Koops Bike Shop (Marianne Koops)
MicroBusiness of the Year- Kindness Krate
Top Indigenous Owned Business- The Pepper Tree Hair Studio
Top Non-Profit/Charity Award- Prince George Community Foundation
Service Excellence Award- Salmon Valley Campground
Environmental Leadership Award- Spruce City Wildlife Association
Business Resiliency Award- Central Display & Tents
Support PG Award- Birch & Boar Charcuterie and Provisions
Workplace Culture & Safety Award- Ridgeline Corp.
If you want to nominate your favourite business next year, the nomination period takes place each summer and is open to all businesses in Prince George, not just PGCC membership. The awards ceremony takes place every October, usually in conjunction with BC Small Business Week.
“Congratulations again to all the nominees, finalists and winners and a huge thank you to all of our partners! Our community is enriched by all of these businesses on a daily basis!” -CEO Todd Corrigall