Celebrate Squamish at the Squamish Business Excellence Awards

Squamish Chamber of Commerce Media Release

For immediate release – April 6, 2017

Squamish, B.C. – Join the Squamish Chamber of Commerce and celebrate Squamish’s success at the 2017 Business Excellence Awards, presented by Bell and PRINTitGo.

Squamish is full of amazing entrepreneurs, progressive businesses and strong leaders who are dedicated to improving the well-being of this wonderful community. We live in a wonderful place and it’s time to celebrate the leaders of Squamish and the community’s success.

The Squamish Chamber will be holding the annual Business Excellence Awards and Gala, presented by Bell and PRINTitGO on April 21 at the Sea to Sky Hotel. The evening will include a Champagne Reception, presented by Scully Insurance, awards, dinner, and entertainment. This is your opportunity to dress-to-impress and have a great time – enjoy champagne, canapes, a scrumptious dinner, a lively awards ceremony, and of course, dancing and good times. Celebrate Squamish’s success, connect with your community, grow your network and dance the night away.

 THE EXCELLENCE AWARDS The Squamish Business Excellence Awards is an important event, which recognises leaders and businesses in the community that continuously go above and beyond. Nominations were provided by the business community, giving recognition for progressive, customer service and quality driven organisations, and giving credit to employees and volunteers for their excellent work.

Winners will receive exposure as part of the Chamber’s new Squamish Excellence Series, which will showcase excellence in Squamish. A diverse range of businesses and leaders have been nominated:

Large Business, presented by PRINTitGO
– CIBC – Squamish
– Diamond Head Dental
– One Ocean Expeditions
– Coast Aggregates
– Executive Suites + Hotel
– Republic Bicycles
– Coast Mountain Academy
– McDonalds Restaurant, Jim Pike Ltd


Project of the Year, presented by Bell
– Squamish Brand Enhancement
– Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival
– The Centrepoint
– Squamish Children’s Festival
– Squamish Men’s Shed

Small Business, presented by Blue Shore Financial
– A Priceless Event
– Fergies @ Sunwolf
– Happimess
– Capra Running
– Glacier Air
– Nate Solutions
– Double Diamond Law Corp.
– Good 2 Go Automotive
– One Small Room

Arts& Culture, presented by Britannia Mine Museum
– Anthill Films
– Bungalow 968
– Sea to Sky Gondola Gallery
– Between Shifts Theatre
– Happimess
– Squamish Academy of Music

Innovation, presented by S2S Promotion
– Change in the Making Conference + Squamish.com
– Flow Training Centre
– Happimess
– Kristall Turm
– For the One You Love

Business Person of the Year, presented by The Squamish Chief
– Bob Fast, Cardinal Concrete
– Jeff Oldenborger, A-Frame Brewing
– Christian Thomson, Marwick Marketing
– Stephen Latta, Outward Hound
– Angie Vasquez, Thornhill Real Estate
– Colette Morin, Glacier Air
– Jared Sissons, Executive Suites
– Rodney Wilson, Airhouse

Non Profit of the Year, presented by Race and Company
– Sea to Sky Community Services
– Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival
Young Entrepreneur of the Year, presented by Barber Media
– Robyn Balez, Socially Robyn
– Erik Hansen, Good 2 Go Auto
– Kevin Young, Xoco
– Julie Emerson, Maha Devi Design
– Christian Thomson, Marwick Internet Marketing

Bill Manson Citizen of the Year, presented by Sea to Sky Gondola
Green Business of the Year, presented by Squamish CAN

Finalists for the Bill Manson Citizen of the Year and Green Business of the Year are being assessed by a panel.
Squamish Chamber members can vote at squamishchamber.com until April 9.

About The Squamish Chamber of Commerce

The Squamish Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Squamish community by actively supporting business, economic growth and diversification. The Chamber takes a leadership role in advocating for the interest of Squamish business and provides member services such as networking and educational events, policy positions and partnerships with other organizations.

Media Contact

Louise Walker
Executive Director
T: 604.815.4991
E: louise@squamishchamber.com