Richmond’s best businesses to be showcased

The best and brightest in Richmond’s business world will be honoured at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s 39th Annual Business Excellence Awards on Nov. 17 at the River Rock Casino Resort.

And on Thursday (Oct. 20) the chamber announced the list of finalists spread across 10 categories at a reception at Quilchena Golf and Country Club.

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Nominees in this year’s event include:

Association of the Year:

• Richmond Youth Honour Choir (RYHC) under the Richmond Youth Choral Society

• Seafair Minor Hockey Association

• Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives

Green Business of the Year:

• Novex Delivery Solutions

• Corvus Energy Inc.

• Steveston Harbour Authority

 Innovation of the Year:

• Ronin8 Technologies Ltd

• Corvus Energy Inc.

• Community Outreach Pharmacy

Leadership of the Year:

• Cleantech Service Group

• Steveston Harbour Authority

• Renaissance Kids Education Centres Ltd.

Workplace of the Year:

• Vancity

• Gilmore Gardens Seniors Community

• Herbaland Naturals Inc.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year:

• MRD Landscaping Inc

• Mapa Social

• Smokehouse Sandwiches

New Business of the Year:

• Yuan’s Serendipity Cuisine Ltd.

• McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport

• Arcadia Botanicals Inc.

Small Business of the Year:

• Jet Pet Resort

• 505-Junk

• Le Gear Pelling Insurance Agencies Ltd

Mid-Size Business of the Year:

• Herbaland Naturals Inc.

• Nurse Next Door

• Western Tank & Lining Ltd.

Large Business of the Year:

• Pacific Gateway Hotel

• Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel

• Cleantech Service Group

“This year’s group of BEA finalists prove once again that the business community in Richmond is exceptionally varied and strong,” said Rob Akimow, the chamber’s chair. “Our BEA committee, led by co-chairs Richard Nash and Carol Young, have done an exceptional job in identifying and vetting a record number of nominees this year.

“We are in for a spectacular evening at the River Rock.”

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