Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Excellence

2018 Qualicum Beach Community Awards

You can make a difference in your community by nominating someone you believe has gone above and beyond what is required in a local business or the community in general over the past year.

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor and host these awards annually to honour excellence in business and community service. A business or a person does not need to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to be nominated.

We welcome the best of all aspects of life in Qualicum Beach and celebrate their achievements at this event. The 2018 Community Awards will take place at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre at 747 Jones Street on Wednesday February 20, 2019. The cocktail networking reception starts at 5:30 and is followed by a gourmet dinner, speaker and awards presentations.

Categories for the year 2018:

  • Business of the Year – sponsored by Career Centre
    • awarded to a business that has been serving the area for a minimum of two years and be in a sound financial position. Owners / managers of the business must be actively involved in the community. Any business in the region is eligible.
  • New Business of the Year – sponsored by Community Futures Central Island
    • chosen from nominees that have been in business for less than two years. The business must be a good corporate citizen and the owners / managers should be involved in the business community. The new business should be located in communities served by the QBCOC.
  • Citizen of the Year – sponsored by Quality Foods
    • must have been actively involved in the community for a number of years. They are an area resident who has made a difference in the quality of life in the area. This honour is for a person who has also shown volunteer leadership capacity.
  • Outstanding Customer Service – sponsored by Waypoint Insurance
    • this award is for a nominee who has been noted for exceptional service to their customers in the Qualicum Beach area. Nominations for this award must come from outside of the business. Nominations by co-workers or managers will not be accepted.
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by Coastal Community Credit Union
    • recognizes young entrepreneurs in the Qualicum Beach area under the age of 40. Any nominees must have built a business, with preference given to businesses located in and/or serving the communities within the scope of the QBCOC.
  • Volunteer of the Year – sponsored by Society of Organized Services
    • recognizes those in our community who have gone above and beyond in their capacity as a volunteer. Any volunteer in the communities served is eligible for this honour.
  • Newsmaker of the Year – sponsored by Parksville Qualicum Beach News
    • recognizes individuals, groups, associations or businesses that have been recognized in media for news coverage that has considerable impact to our community. News must have attracted positive media attention to the community. Any forum is accepted such as: political, sports, craft, business, innovation, art, etc.

You can pick up a nomination form from the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce or nominate using our online form here:

Community Award Nomination Form

  • Please tell us who you are.
  • If we need more information please provide a number or email that you can be reached at. Thank you.
  • Please tell us who you are nominating.
  • Please tell us in what category (use one form per nomination).
  • In order for your nomination to be eligible we need 30 words or more on why this person/business is deserving of the award. The more information you can provide us with the more helpful it will be!

Please fill out the nomination form for someone you believe would be a worthy recipient and return it to The Chamber no later than noon on Monday, January 28, 2019.

Drop off or mail to: Qualicum Beach Chamber and Visitor Centre office, 2711 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, V9K 2C4

E-Mail to: chamber@qualicum.bc.ca

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