(PQB News file photo)

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Chambers honour Parksville Qualicum Beach businesses at 2021 excellence awards

Outstanding contributions to community recognized

The best in business earned some deserved recognition.

The Parksville and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce held the 2021 Business Excellence Awards on Thursday night (March 24) at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

The awards recognize and honour businesses and individuals that made outstanding contributions to the community in 2021.

Winners:

Outstanding Employer of the Year – PQB: Comfort Keepers

Finalists: French Press Coffee Roaster and Pharmasave Parksville

Large Business of the Year – PQB: Windsor Plywood

Finalists: Berwick Retirement Community QB and Save-On-Foods Parksville

Not-for-Profit of the Year – PQB: Inclusion Parksville Society

Finalists: Oceanside Building Learning Together and The Old School House Arts Centre

Service Excellence Award – Parksville & District: Elaine Shworan of Parks West Business Products

Finalists: Runners-up: Shannon – Beavers & Bears Wax Bar and M&N Mattress

Service Excellence Award – Qualicum Beach: Heather Ritchie of Oceanside Neighbourhood Welcome

Finalists: Brandon Vandal – The Medicine Shoppe and Jeremy Perkins – French Press Coffee Roasters

READ MORE: Mayor of Parksville proclaims Feb. 14-20 as Chamber of Commerce Week in city

Small Business of the Year – Parksville & District: Head Masters Salon

Finalists: Daisy’s Doggy Day Care and The Acorn Tree Early Childhood Centre

Small Business of the Year – Qualicum Beach: Borealis Hair Salon

Finalists: French Press Coffee Roasters and Q Burger

Tourism & Hospitality – Destination PQB: Parksville Museum

Finalists: Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort and North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Young Professional of the Year – PQB: Shannon M of Beavers & Bears Wax Bar

Finalists: Aki Shah – Tablet Pharmacy Parksville & Qualicum and Jaimee Campbell – Upward Refillery

— NEWS Staff

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