Qualicum Beach Chamber seeks ‘excellent’ nominees

Deadline for nominations for annual Community Excellence Awards is Jan. 26

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few excellent residents. And it’s asking the public to point them out.

The chamber announced last week a call for nominations for its annual Community Excellence Awards, which highlight individuals and businesses who have “gone above and beyond what is required in their business or in the community in this past year,” it stated in a written release.

The sponsored awards include the Qualicum Foods Citizen of the Year Award; the Pharmasave Qualicum Beach Outstanding Customer Service Award; the Society of Organized Services Volunteer of the Year Award; the Katherine Wilk-Royal LePage-Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty New Business of the Year Award; the Parksville Qualicum Beach News Newsmaker of the Year Award; and a new addition to the honours for 2018, the Coastal Community Credit Union Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, to recognize young entrepreneurs under the age of 40.

Businesses and individuals do not need to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to be nominated, and the chamber said it welcomes the best of all aspects of life in Qualicum Beach and will celebrate their achievements at the Feb. 21 community awards event.

The deadline to submit a nomination for any of the awards is noon on Friday, Jan. 26. Forms may be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office at 2711 Island Hwy. W. in Qualicum Beach, or accessed online at both www.qualicum.bc.ca and at www.pqbnews.com/contests.

Completed nomination forms should be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office, mailed to 2711 Island Highway W, Qualicum Beach, V9K 2C4 or emailed to chamber@qualicum.bc.ca.

For more information call the chamber office at 250-752-0960.

— NEWS staff and

Chamber of Commerce release

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