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Parksville and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce honour business excellence

Awards ceremony slated to take place March 24

The Parksville and District and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce will host the 2021 Business Excellence Awards.

The awards, which will be presented on March 24 at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, are an opportunity to recognize and honour businesses and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to our community in 2021.

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“Hosting the Business Excellence Awards is an honour for the chambers,” said Kim Burden, executive director for the chambers. “It represents months of work to make it just right and something our community can be proud of, but in the end, it is worth it. Finalists, winners, their families and colleagues are so supportive and it’s just a pleasure to be a part of. It’s important to us that we honour and support the great businesses in our communities.”

The finalists for this year’s awards for each category, in random order, are as follows:

Young Professional of the Year:

• Aki Shah – Tablet Pharmacy Parksville & Qualicum

• Jaimee Campbell – Upward Refillery

• Shannon – Beavers & Bears Wax Bar

Small Business of the Year – Parksville & District – (less than 10 employees):

• Headmasters Salon

• Daisy’s Doggy Day Care

• The Acorn Tree Early Childhood Centre

Small Business of the Year – Qualicum Beach – (less than 10 employees):

• Borealis Hair Bar & Champagne Boutique

• French Press Coffee Roasters

• Q Burger

Not for Profit of the Year:

• Inclusion Parksville Society

• Oceanside Building Learning Together

• The Old School House Arts Centre

Employer of the Year:

• Comfort Keepers

• French Press Coffee Roaster

• Pharmasave Parksville

Large Business of the Year – (More than 10 Employees):

• Windsor Plywood

• Berwick Retirement Community QB

• Save on Foods Parksville

Service Excellence Award – Parksville & District:

• Elaine Shworan-Parks West Business Products

• Shannon – Beavers & Bears Wax Bar

• M&N Mattress & Sofa

Service Excellence Award – Qualicum Beach:

• Heather Ritchie- Oceanside Neighbourhood Welcome

• Brandon Vandal – The Medicine Shoppe

• Jeremy Perkins – French Press Coffee Roasters

Tourism & Hospitality – Destination PQB

• Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort

• Parksville Museum

• North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Tickets may be reserved by calling the chamber offices at 250-248-3613 for Parksville or 250-752-0960 for Qualicum Beach.

— NEWS Staff

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