Business Awards of Distinction

Welcome to the 2016 Business Awards of Distinction, a competition organized by the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce to honor excellence in local business.
Our awards recognize businesses and organizations for achievements, community contributions and milestones. It is the largest business event in Campbell River bringing together not only business leaders but entrepreneurs, not-for-profits, government officials and their clients.

Event Date: Saturday, October 1st 2016
Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm - please see below for the full Event Program
Location: Tidemark Theatre
Event and Drink Package Tickets: Click here*

Award Categories 
Click here to view the full list of award categories and their descriptions*
*Click any category to view the nominee package.  Nominees must complete and submit the nomination package for their award(s) categories to be considered a ‘qualified’ nominee.  Qualified nominees receive over $8500 in promotional exposure before, during and post award event.

2016 Business of the Year (1-5 Employees) Nomination Package
2016 Business of the Year (6-25 employees) Nomination Package
2016 Business of the Year (26-49 Employees) Nomination Package
2016 Business of the Year (50+ Employees) Nomination Package
2016 Community Spirit Nomination Package
2016 Diversity Leadership Nomination Package
Excellence in Workforce Development (1-50 employees) Nomination Package
Excellence in Workforce Development (50+ employees) Nomination Package
International Export Award Nomination Package
New Business of the Year (in business for less than 3 years) Nomination Package
Not-For-Profit of the Year Nomination Package
Social Enterprise Award Nomination Package
Excellence in Technology and Innovation Nomination Package
2016 Young Professional of the Year Nomination Package

Important Dates:
Nominations open - Thursday, June 2nd 2016
Nominations close - Monday, July 4th, 2016
Nominees deadline to complete and submit nomination package - Monday, August 8th 2016

Profile your business and donate an item to the Live Auction:
We invite you to profile your business by donating an item to the 2016 Business Awards of Distinction.  The Live auction is a significant fundraising opportunity that supports our Chamber programs and initiatives. Suggested auction packages are tourism experiences, pampering and wellness packages, unique experiences, travel,  excursions and outdoor activities and dining experiences.  If you would like to participate please contact Colleen Evans, President and CEO of the Campbell River Chamber,

Event Program:
VIP Nomination Reception: 5:30pm

  • Private champagne and appetizer reception for award nominees, private sponsors and special guests at Berwick by the Sea.

Gala Reception: 6:00pm

  • Featured chef stations and tastings
  • Chamber drink tickets $6
  • Signature cocktail $10
  • Chamber drink package - drink of your choice PLUS draw tickets to enter into fabulous draws of your choice $20

Awards Ceremony, Part One: 7:00pm

  • Welcoming remarks and congratulatory message
  • Featured highlights from previous awards recipients
  • Board of Governor's Award presentation

Intermission: 7:50pm

  • Savory snack and drinks in the lobby
  • Last chance to purchase specialty drink package

Awards Ceremony, Part Two: 8:30pm

  • Live auction
  • Drink package draw
  • 2016 Award Recipients Announced

Jazz and Dessert Reception: 9:30pm

  • Photo wall
  • Jazz cocktail reception and drinks
  • Celebrate with Award Recipients

For further information please contact: Ashleigh Wilson, Member Services, Marketing and Events Coordinator,, 250-914-1144.

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