Published On: Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Campbell River Celebrates Business Excellence

Campbell River Celebrates Business Excellence
Steve Marshall is the recipient of the Campbell River Chamber’s prestigious award. (Photo Credit: Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce)

- Colleen Evans is President and CEO at the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at 250.287.4513 or colleen.evans@campbellriverchamber.ca.

CAMPBELL RIVER - Celebrating the success and impact of business, not-for-profits and individuals is the highlight of the Chamber’s Business Awards of Distinction, a signature event for our Chamber this month.

One of the many highlights, was announcing Steve Marshall of Steve Marshall Ford, as the recipient of the 2017 Board of Governors Award. This prestigious award was presented to Steve, by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, at the Business Awards of Distinction event at the Tidemark Theatre on October 7th.

The award honors a business person who displays a significant commitment to the success of both their business and the community as a whole; demonstrates business leadership and vision; and serves as a positive role model or mentor for other business people in the community. The Chamber received the highest number of nominees to date across all 14 award categories. 

The finalists and award recipients will be hosted at a VIP Nominee reception to be held at Berwick by the Sea and a gala reception at the Tidemark Theatre, sponsored by Aecon SNC-Lavalin Joint Venture and Nyrstar Myra Falls. Thanks to Presenting Sponsors, Alitis Investment Counsel and WestUrban Developments Ltd. Guests will enjoy an outstanding evening of fantastic food, fun and celebration at this sold out event. 

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Our Chamber is excited to announce the launch of a new show on Shaw TV. Chamber Biz Bytes will be hosted by our Chamber to showcase the opportunities and challenges of small business in our community through interactive interviews, spotlights. We will discuss issues that are keeping businesses up at night and focus on informed understanding through timely, relevant local data of how our community is changing and how that is positively impacting growth and investment. The show will launch during small business month. 

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This month we welcome the opportunity to take the pulse of our local business community through our annual Business Walk. On Thursday, October 19th, businesses in Campbell River will again have an opportunity to share their insights and opinions through a brief face-to-face survey on the success and obstacles to doing business in Campbell River – and what we can do to keep local businesses thriving. The results of that survey will be shared to foster business growth throughout the community.

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It’s our Chamber’s 85th anniversary this year as we celebrate serving the changing needs of our members and community by sharing insights to continue growing the people who power Campbell River.