The Comox Valley Small Business Association hosted its annual awards reception to honour some of its members in various categories. Recipients were chosen from nominations submitted by other members of the organization.
The recipients of the 2015 SBA awards include:
-Russ Ball, Audio Xcellence DJ Services, Business of the Year
-Carmie Dixon, Carmie’s Catering, New Business of the Year
-Heather Thompson, Dove Designs (Sewing & Alterations), Lawrence Belfrage Memorial Award
-Lori Ball, Comox Valley Fossil Adventures, Merit Award
Elva Murdoch (Touch of Wellness Reflexology), Garry Dixon (Carmie’s Catering), and Maureen Glowasky (Grace Cosmetics) are the members who coordinated the June 4 awards ceremony.
The SBA, 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 hosts twice-a-month meetings 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 Comox Valley, and participates in decision-making about economic development that affects the Valley.
There are a variety of industries represented, from bookkeeping and marketing to interior design and catering. Membership is $95 each and is open to any small business.
Business owners are invited to attend up to two meetings at no charge as guests to determine if the group is a good fit for them. www.CVEntrepreneurs.com.