Deadline date looms for Community Awards nominations

Nominations have been extended to Friday, Dec. 19

  • Dec. 15, 2014 2:00 p.m.

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 2014 Annual Community Awards on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at the Florence Filberg Centre. This year, we are happy to announce the theme of our event will be Midnight in Gotham – a classy and sophisticated soiree emulating the world of Bruce Wayne.

Nominations have been extended to Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Nominees or their businesses do not have to be a Chamber member to qualify. Self-nominations will not be permitted. Visit comoxvalleychamber.com for more information and criteria to help you nominate a fantastic individual or business in our community.

Tickets will be available for purchase on the Chamber’s website the week of Dec. 15 for the Midnight in Gotham Gala. The gala will feature a four-course gourmet dinner and an Academy Awards-style video presentation of awards finalists.

Thank you to all our sponsors – many of these businesses have been supporting this community event for years and are the foundation of its success.

The following is a list of the awards for which nominations are being accepted, along with the sponsoring companies.Agricultural Business of the Year Award (sponsored by MNP LLP)

Business of the Year Award (sponsored by Thrifty Foods)

Citizen of the Year (Lifetime Achievement) Award Sponsor (sponsored by Canadian Tire)

Customer Service Award (sponsor TBD)

New Business of the Year Award (sponsored by Presley & Partners)

Heritage Recognition Award (sponsored by Vancouver Island InsuranceCentres)

Business Leadership (formerly Professional Merit) Award (sponsored by First Insurance)

Small Business of the Year Award (sponsored by Glacierview Financial)

Young Entrepreneur Award (sponsored by Wedler Engineering)

Youth Leadership Award (sponsored by NIC School of Business)

Not for Profit Organization Award (sponsored by Pacific Sleep Care)

President’s Merit Award (sponsored by North Island College)

The Comox Valley Record and 97.3 The Eagle are the event sponsors.

“We are pleased to be celebrating 40 years of the Annual Community Awards,” says Dianne Hawkins, Chamber president and CEO. “This awards program has been the premier event of the year, recognizing the achievements and contributions of business leaders and citizens of our community. Midnight in Gotham will once again celebrate the excellence of these individuals.”

Since 1974 the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce has supported the community in recognizing their very best at the Comox Valley Annual Community Awards. While the award categories have changed over the years, the one thing that has remained constant is the high calibre of nominees and award recipients. Without a doubt the Comox Valley is home to some amazing citizens and businesses!

 

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