Congratulations to all nominees and winners of the 2016 Business Excellence Awards
The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s winners of the 2016 Business Excellence Awards. On On Thursday, January 26th the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce held its 18th annual Business Excellence Awards at Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club.The Chamber recognized the achievements and contributions of member businesses and their commitment to community services. Click here to view winners
A big thank you to all our sponsors:
1-7 Employees Sponsored by Peace Arch News Presenter: Dwayne Weidendorf, Publisher
Cheryl's Trading Post
Cheryl Morgan Gregory, Co-owner & General Manager
Thank you to all those who have supported Cheryl’s Trading Post over the years. They have counted on you to return and make every effort to provide exceptional service and product that they know you will love. And they also thank their artists who work to provide exceptional handmade authentic products and take their time to achieve excellence. They aspire to have gifts that are authentic Native made art, and found only in our Native origins, and to share the beautiful Pacific Northwest Coast Native culture and art with the world, as well as art from across the Americas.
8-14 Employees Sponsored by Peace Arch News
MPB Construction Ltd.
Paul Kent Clarke- Owner & President
MPB is proud to have served the South Surrey /White Rock market for 27 continuous years. With 1800 complete projects of all types and sizes they can handle just about any project. Their projects have included custom kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces and custom millwork, complete house and condo make-overs, a “real” man cave, major commercial projects and outdoor living spaces. They are located at 24th and King George Boulevard and have 10 great employees. They have a selection showroom, a custom millwork shop & their own designer architect.
62 - 15515 24 Avenue
Surrey, BC V4A 2J4
15 Plus Employees Sponsored by Peace Arch News
Represented by Larrry Lozinski, President and COO
Cloverdale Paint was founded in 1933 and their reputation has been built on the quality of their products, the quality of their people and the quality of their company as a trusted supplier. Their customers’ range from the largest industrial and commercial painting companies in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, to their important do-it-yourself individuals. From humble beginnings on a farm near Cloverdale, B.C., they’ve grown into one of North America's largest regional paint manufacturers and sellers of paint products and coatings with over 850 employees in Canada.
New Business of the Year Sponsored by Peace Arch News
Chambertech Solutions Inc.
Gary Gumley - President
Chambertech Solutions Inc. is a Company that provides hyper localized marketing strategies through direct affiliation with Chambers of Commerce. They provide print, mobile app and responsive website marketing solutions branded as Experience <your community>. They currently serve three communities in the Lower Mainland: Delta, South Surrey and White Rock and Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. They also extend an invitation to local businesses who are not yet involved in the Experience project to contact them to see how they may benefit from participating.
Non Profit Organization of the Year Sponsored by Peace Arch News
Seniors Come Share Society
Sue McIntosh – Executive Director
Celebrating 40 years of valuing and caring for their older adults, Seniors Come Share Society is a community leader with a mission to empower, educate and engage. From its genesis as a socially responsible initiative to help their elders, Seniors Come Share has become ‘the’ source for older adults, family members and community partners who need assistance and information to support a loved one, a staff member, a neighbour or a friend. Through its three locations in South Surrey, Newton and Guildford, Seniors Come Share offers a wide variety of programs that serve the needs of their diverse population.
Business Person of the Year - Self-Owned
Sponsored by Mardon Insurance Brokers Presenter: Andrew Janzen, Owner
Blue Frog Studios
Kelly Breaks & Juanita VanderZalm- Co-owners
Chamber Executive Director, Cliff Annable accepting on behalf of Kelly Breaks and Juanita Vander Zalm
Kelly Breaks and Juanita VanderZalm spent 8 years as professional touring musicians. Together they bought former Rock Beach Recording Studios in White Rock and transitioned the facility into multi-use Live Music and recording venue called Blue Frog Studios. The crystal-clear studio acoustics, beautiful stage and theatre lighting, a crack team of recording engineers, video directors and the latest in video recording gear make Blue Frog one of the most unique facilities anywhere.
Business Person of the Year - Corporate
Sponsored by Westminster Savings Credit Union Presenter: Maria Mura, Branch Manager
Mike Senger- Choices Store Manager
Mike Senger is the Store Manager of the Choices Markets in South Surrey/White Rock which is part of a 100% owned and operated chain of Natural/Organic stores in British Columbia. Mike’s focus is to participate in events in the community through donations and active participation. Choices Markets has been a large supporter of the Tour de White Rock for many years where Mike and his team can be found working at the event. Mike and his team are always looking for new innovative natural food products. Keeping the customer service top notch and providing Customer Seminars keeps Mike and the team busy.