Cumberland Brewing Company among local award winners

Upstart village business named Entrepreneur of the Year

The 16th annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards were held Jan. 21 in Nanaimo. Winners came from all over Vancouver Island, including three from the Comox Valley.

Local winners included Cumberland Brewing Company, winning Entrepreneur of the Year; Hollie Wood Oysters of Fanny Bay for Agriculture/Aquaculture Business of the Year; and Level 10 Eurospa of Courtenay winning Retail Business of the Year.

“Some truly amazing businesses were honoured at the awards, and deservedly so,” says Mark MacDonald of Business Examiner, which co-ordinated the event. “There are some very positive stories, and it’s astonishing to see the variety of ideas that have become successful businesses all across Vancouver Island.”

A total of 81 finalists challenged for honours in 17 different categories.

 

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