2023 Chamber Award finalists announced

2023 Comox Valley Chamber Awards Gala

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC) is so pleased to announce our 2023 Chamber Award finalists. Since 1974, the Chamber Awards​ has recognized the accomplishments of businesses, organizations, and individuals who have contributed greatly to make the Comox Valley an amazing community. Award categories have been added and retired, expanded and revisited, but the Chamber Awards have always been about excellence and service.

Through our grassroots nomination process, we could not be more proud of the caliber of nominations submitted by community businesses and individuals. With so many quality and community minded nominees to be recognized, our judging panel had a most challenging role this year when narrowing down our finalists.

Winners will be announced at our “GO for the Gold!” themed Chamber Awards Gala on Saturday, January 27, 2024. The dinner and awards ceremony is open to all community members who are invited to dress in their finest shimmery and sparkly attire. Also, do not miss the included 40 Knots Champagne Reception and a Silent Auction benefitting The Comox Valley Food Bank.

Tickets go on sale December 22, 2023 via the Chamber’s website: www.comoxvalleychamber.com/events.

Meet our finalists:

#you rock Award Sponsored By NIC School of Business
A youth leadership award showcasing leadership, ingenuity and initiative through contributions to the community.

Benoit Vaillant
The Comox Youth Council
Willa Patterson

Young Entrepreneur Award Sponsored By Wedler Engineering LLP
An award highlighting remarkable business success, community involvement and community commitment before the age of 30.

Jorie Gough Real Estate

Sustainability Award Sponsored By Berwick Retirement Community
An award recognizing environmental sustainability and social responsibility being successfully practiced 
benefiting the community and the environment.

Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North
Hakai Energy Solutions
Cumberland Cleaning Co. & Refillery

Business Leadership Award Sponsored By Coastal Community Credit Union
Honours an individual who inspires, contributes and serves as a positive role model in the community.

Thu Robertson
Bert Heeringa
Justin White

Customer Service Award Sponsored By Robbins & Company
An award recognizing one who exemplifies excellence in customer service.

Comox Valley Dodge
Your Repair Depot
On The Fly Cafe

Diversity & Inclusion Award Sponsored The Immigrant Welcome Centre & Welcoming Communities Coalition & Creative Employment Access Centre

Recognizes best practices in attracting a diverse work force and creating an inclusive environment through accessibility, engagement and inclusion.

Edward and Parnell Barber Shoppe
Gladstone Brewing Co.

Family First Award Sponsored By 98.9 Jet FM

Honours a business that creates a culture supporting and caring for employee's work/life balance, parental needs and demonstrating support for local children's initiatives.

Thermo Tec Mechanical
Alitis Investment Counsel

Heritage Recognition Sponsored By Waypoint Insurance
Honours a business that has contributed significantly to the community for at least 25 years.

Woodland Flooring & Countertops
Edible Island Whole Foods Market

Innovative Business Award Sponsored By Comox Valley Airport
Honours a business that demonstrates advancement in business through technology innovation and/or development.

Broken Squirrel Wellness
Island Tides Veterinary Hospital

Not For Profit Organization Award
Honours an organization that demonstrates outstanding contributions to the community.

100.7 The Raven
L'Arche Comox Valley
Kitty Cat PALS
Operation Freedom Paws Canada

Lifetime Achievement Sponsored By Canadian Tire Courtenay
An award recognizing an individual for their outstanding service in the Comox Valley.

Ken Grant
Annette Kozakowski

New Business of the Year Award Sponsored By Grant Thornton LLP
Honours a new business making outstanding community contributions with potential for continued growth.

Barococo Contracting
Wildflower Mercantile
Gerritsen Brooks Appraisals

Small Business of the Year Award Sponsored By IG Wealth Management - Lawrence Bailey CFP
Honours a well-established, small business with outstanding community contributions and achievements.

Rise And Grind Fitness & Health
Chrissie Bowker Projects
Lifetime Exterior Shades

Business of the Year Award Sponsored By MNP LLP
An Award recognizing a community-minded business demonstrating outstanding contributions with reputation and achievements to match.

Woodland Flooring & Countertops
98.9 Jet FM
40 Knots Winery
Gladstone Brewing Co.
The Butcher’s Block

We would also like to thank all of their event sponsors who support and make this special celebration possible including First Credit Union, 97.3 the Eagle, Comox Valley Record, 40 Knots Winery, Gladstone Brewing, Above & Beyond Entertainment and Mackenzie Gartside & Associates.


Awards Contact:

Kerry Ann Griffiths
Membership & Events Coordinator
Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce