The Comox Valley Home-Based & Small Business Association honoured a number of members at its annual awards reception. Recipients were chosen from nominations submitted by other members of the HBSBA.
•Bobbie Northon, Jockey Person-To-Person, Business of the Year;
•Heather Cooper, Third Life Creations, New Business of the Year;
•Ginny Alliston, Ginny’s Graphics & Web Design, Members’ Choice Award;
•Marg and Larrie Szafron, Prestige Video Transfer, Lawrence Belfrage Memorial Award;
•Russell Ball, AudioXcellence DJ Systems, Merit Award;
•Donna Clairmont, Clairmont Custom Draperies & Décor, Inspiration Award;
•Angela Zumba, The Mortgage Centre, Innovation Award;
•Terri Perrin, Terri Perrin Ink Professional Writing, Comox Valley Media Ambassador Award.
Valerie and Chris Little, owners of A Little Oil, received a Lifetime Honours award from HBSBA president Donna Clairmont. The Littles, who were founding members of the organization 15 years ago, have held numerous volunteer positions and are still active in the association.
The CVHBSBA, which started in 1998 as the Comox Valley Home-Based Business Association, provides networking and educational opportunities for small and home-based businesses that operate in the Comox Valley or neighboring areas. The association, which meets monthly from September to June, encourages and assists members in their personal and professional growth, acts as an advocate to promote the growth and acceptance of home-based business in the Valley, and participates in decision-making about economic development that affects the Valley.
There are more than 50 association members representing a variety of businesses, from bookkeeping and marketing to interior design and travel services.
Membership is $75 each and is open to any small business.