PHOTOS: Winners from PQB chambers 2021 Business Excellence Awards

Chelsea Mardon accepts the award, on behalf of Heather Ritchie of Oceanside Neighbourhood Welcome, for Service Excellence Qualicum Beach from Justin Schley of Quality Foods. (HA Photography)Chelsea Mardon accepts the award, on behalf of Heather Ritchie of Oceanside Neighbourhood Welcome, for Service Excellence Qualicum Beach from Justin Schley of Quality Foods. (HA Photography)
Comfort Keepers owner D’Arcy Falkiner, middle, accepts the award for Outstanding Employers of the Year Oceanside from Michael and Neelam Nagra, owners of M&N Mattress. (HA Photography)Comfort Keepers owner D’Arcy Falkiner, middle, accepts the award for Outstanding Employers of the Year Oceanside from Michael and Neelam Nagra, owners of M&N Mattress. (HA Photography)
Dawn McKee of Inclusion Parksville Society, left, accepts the award for Not for Profit of the Year Oceanside from Kevin Kinnear of Parks West Business Products. (HA Photography)Dawn McKee of Inclusion Parksville Society, left, accepts the award for Not for Profit of the Year Oceanside from Kevin Kinnear of Parks West Business Products. (HA Photography)
The Service Excellence Award was presented to Elaine Shworan of Parks West, right, by Jody Henry of Arrowsmith Mortgage Corporation. (HA Photography)The Service Excellence Award was presented to Elaine Shworan of Parks West, right, by Jody Henry of Arrowsmith Mortgage Corporation. (HA Photography)
Gene Siegel of Windsor Plywood accepts the award for Large Business of the Year Oceanside from Brandon Charlesworth of Robbins & Co. (HA Photography)Gene Siegel of Windsor Plywood accepts the award for Large Business of the Year Oceanside from Brandon Charlesworth of Robbins & Co. (HA Photography)
Jason Hall, owner of Head Masters Salon, left, accepts the award for Small Business of the Year Parksville & District from Amir Tabatabaei of Island Radio. (HA Photography)Jason Hall, owner of Head Masters Salon, left, accepts the award for Small Business of the Year Parksville & District from Amir Tabatabaei of Island Radio. (HA Photography)
Shannon M of Beavers & Bears Wax Bar was named Young Professional of the Year Oceanside and was presented the award by Melissa Trace of Royal LePage. (Submitted photo)Shannon M of Beavers & Bears Wax Bar was named Young Professional of the Year Oceanside and was presented the award by Melissa Trace of Royal LePage. (Submitted photo)
Susan Wismer of Parksville Museum accepts the award for Tourism and Hospitality of the Year Oceanside from Andy Lee of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association. (HA Photography)Susan Wismer of Parksville Museum accepts the award for Tourism and Hospitality of the Year Oceanside from Andy Lee of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association. (HA Photography)

The Parksville and Qualicum Beach chambers of commerce recently honoured outstanding local businesses in the community at its 2021 Business Excellence Awards.

Winners:

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

• Service Excellence Parksville – Elaine Shworan – Parks West Business Products

• Service Excellence Qualicum Beach – Heather Ritchie – Neighbourhood Oceanside Welcome

• Small Business of the Year Parksville – Headmasters Salon

• Small Business of the Year Qualicum Beach – Borealis Hair Bar & Champagne Boutique

• Not for Profit of the Year – Inclusion Parksville Society Outstanding Employer of the Year – Comfort Keepers

• Large Business of the Year – Windsor Plywood

• Tourism & Hospitality – Destination PQB! – Parksville Museum

The chambers thanked event sponsors for helping make the awards a success: Arrowsmith Mortgage Group, Raymond James Qualicum Beach, Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association, Parkswest Business Products, HA Photography, Melissa Tracey – Royal LePage, The Lounge, The Beach, Quality Foods, M&N Mattress Shop, Lindsay & Associations, and Robbins & Company.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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