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Business Excellence Award

Business Excellence Awards

The Mission Business Excellence Awards recognize outstanding organizations and individuals in the community. Taking time to recognize Mission's valuable professionals is vital to its continuous growth and success.

This premier event is our way of recognizing the business community for its consistent and invaluable efforts in maintaining a lively professional community and superior workplace practices within Mission. We have so many reasons to celebrate business in this community and this annual event will showcase this year's finalists in 9 distinct categories, created to capture the diverse strengths of Mission Business.

Community Partners, add your name to an award or other area of excellence to show Mission businesses you care!

Vote for your favorite Mission Businesses and help them become one of three top finalists in each category.

23rd Annual Business Excellence Awards Categories

*NEW* Employer of the Year

This award is presented in partnership with the Mission Community Skills Centre.

This award goes to a business or organization that has demonstrated exceptional commitment, excellence, and innovation in creating a positive and supportive work environment for its employees. This award acknowledges employers who go above and beyond in fostering a culture of employee well-being, professional growth, and job satisfaction.

The nominees are:

Art of Alchemy                                                        Outlaws Barbershop
Bee Thai Cuisine                                                    Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
Bosley's By Pet Valu (Heritage Park)             Pizza Pizza Mission
Charbrook Landscaping                                     Pressland General
Envision Financial (Mission)                             Prim and Proper Spa
Hook to Table                                                          Rex Cox Menswear
Mirror Envy Beauty Salon                                  SAH Disaster Restoration Services
Mission Hospice Society

Business Leader of the Year

This individual will be awarded by our BEA Judging Panel from nominations gathered from the community. The award will be given to a business leader who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community involvement and collaboration, and in doing so has made significant contributions to the wellbeing of the Mission business community.

The nominees are:
Cyprys Wales - Art of Alchemy
Anusara Ratsomjit - Bee Thai Cuisine
Viren Dua - Booster Juice (Mission)
Lance Dinahan - Excalibur Electric Ltd.
Carley Cornell - Hook to Table
Karen Bungar - Karen Bungar Notary
Ken Selvaraja - Lanka Jewels
Kaleena McElwee - Maka Lash
Jessica Armstrong - Mission Raceway Park
Rocco Bates - Outlaws Barbershop
Hope St. John - Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
Irene & Les Rimar - Rex Cox Menswear
Scott Harding - SAH Disaster Restoration Services
Greg Elford - The Penny
Tom Osterberg - Lighthouse Realty
Samantha Hilliard - XAF Beauty

Business of the Year (1-20 employees) 

This award will go to a business with 1-20 employees that exemplify entrepreneurial spirit and vision, and exceptional leadership with new products, services, or processes. This is a business that is recognized by its peers for its competitive edge, professional integrity, and excellence in customer service.

The nominees are:

Art of Alchemy                                         Mission Raceway Park
Booster Juice (Mission)                      The Penny
Bridgeview Dental                                 Pizza Pizza Mission
CanDance Studio                                   Pressland General
Excalibur Electric Ltd.                        Prim and Proper Spa
Fischer Denture Clinic                        Sage Ventures Ltd.
The Fitness Lab                                     SAH Disaster Restoration Services
Goldenball Mercantile Ltd.               Soake Wax Bar
Heritage Park Pharmacy                   Tap 2 Drain Plumbing
JC Liquidators                                       Trendy or What Knot Yarn & Gifts
Little Shop Talk                                     True Art Dance Academy
Lok N Store Self Storage                  Universal Electric
Lougheed Motors                                 Valley Films
Lush Studio                                             XAF Beauty
Maka Lash

Business of the Year (21+ employees)

This award is very similar to the one above; however, it is awarded to businesses with 21+ employees.

This business exemplifies entrepreneurial spirit and vision, and exceptional leadership with new products, services, or processes. This is a business that is recognized by its peers for its competitive edge, professional integrity, and excellence in customer service.

The nominees are: 

Chances Casino
Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence
Cimtex Industries
Lumex Industries
Meridian Farm Market (Mission)
Urban Valley Transport

Home-Based Business of the Year 

This award is presented in partnership with the Mission Record.

This award is designed to recognize the efforts of home-based businesses. The winning business may have excellent customer service, a great product/service, or innovative marketing efforts.

The nominees are:
Avo Everlasting Essentials                    The Magenta Rose House
Hair by Sonja                                                Mission City Living Magazine
Her Modern Shop                                       Prim and Proper Spa
Hunter's Dale                                               Silk and Bone Dog Grooming
Life in a Lens                                               What's On Mission Magazine

*NEW* Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

This award is presented in partnership with WorkBC Centre Mission.

The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Award honors organizations deeply committed to diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. It recognizes those fostering respect, empowerment, and equal growth opportunities, going beyond mere recognition of diversity's value.

The nominees are:

Bare Beauty Body Care & Esthetics
Gallery 202
Hunter's Dale
Mission Association for Community Living
Mission Friendship Centre Society
The Penny

Customer Service Excellence 

A fan-favorite, this award is presented to a business or organization that exemplifies superior customer service and care. They demonstrate outstanding customer retention and exceptional knowledge of their products and/or services, all the while exceeding their customers’ expectations repeatedly.

The nominees are:

Arsenault Tree Service                                                         Lush Studio
Bare Beauty Body Care & Esthetics                               The Magenta Rose House
Bee Thai Cuisine                                                                      Michelle Rae Photography
Bosley's by Pet Valu (Heritage Park)                               Mirror Envy Beauty Salon
Cameron James Menswear                                                Mission Assoc. for
Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence                         Community Living
Excalibur Electric                                                                   Mission Automotive
The Fitness Lab                                                                       Mission Raceway Park
Goldenball Mercantile Ltd.                                                 Outlaws Barbershop
Hair by Sonja                                                                             Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
Her Modern Shop                                                                    Picturesque Clothing Co.
Heritage Park Pharmacy                                                     Pressland General
Hook to Table                                                                           Rex Cox Menswear
Hunter's Dale                                                                            Sage Ventures Ltd.
Karen Bungar Notary                                                           Satin Laser Spa
Lanka Jewels                                                                           Soake Wax Bar
Lok N Store Self Storage                                                   Tap 2 Drain Plumbing
Lougheed Motors                                                                  Trendy or What Knot Yarn
True Art Dance Academy
Universal Electric

Charitable or Non-Profit Organization of the Year

This classic award will go to a registered society that is active in the local community by making a positive contribution to the social, cultural, or economic well-being of the Mission area. This organization shows leadership and demonstrates outstanding contributions, active collaboration, and engagement with others beyond those they serve while maintaining a good relationship with their internal and external partners.

The nominees are:
521 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
BC Custom Car Association
Dunsmuir Neighborhood Association
Mission Association for Community Living
Mission Basketball
Mission Community Foundation
Mission Downtown Business Association
Mission Friendship Centre Society
Mission Literacy in Motion
Rotary Starfish Backpack Program
SARA for Women
Steelhead Community Association
Wonder Women Society

*UPDATED* Young Entrepreneur of the Year
This award is presented in partnership with Community Futures North Fraser.

This award celebrates the individual behind or within the business.

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an individual aged 34 or younger, who has successfully built their organization or is employed within a professional environment. This person has gained an expanding positive reputation and strong interpersonal, career, and business potential within the community.

The nominees are:
Jordyn O'Connor - Bare Beauty Body Care & Esthetics
Viren Dua - Booster Juice (Mission)
Lucas McKinnon - Cameron James Menswear
Regan Calicetto - CanDance Studio
Sonja Balogh - Hair by Sonja
Joe Dosanjh - Life in a Lens
Jamal - Lougheed Motors Ltd.
Kaleena McElwee - Maka Lash
Tanesha Bridal - Mirror Envy Beauty Salon
Paavan Sangar - Pizza Pizza Mission
Vashti Ali - Silk and Bone Dog Grooming
Samantha Jay - Soake Wax Bar
Tanner Geringer - Valley Films
Samantha Hilliard - XAF Beauty Inc.
Karen Bungar - Karen Bungar Notary

Congratulations 2022/23 Winners!
Business Leaders of the Year: Amanda Smith & Shylah St-Ange ~ Só Luxury

Business of the Year 1-20 Employees: Heritage Park Pharmacy

Business of the Year 21+ Employees: Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence

Home-Based Business of the Year: Excalibur Electric

Business Innovation: Little Shop Talk

Customer Service Excellence: Heritage Park Pharmacy

Charity or Non-Profit of the Year: SARA for Women

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Kylan St. Jean, Hubco Brewing

For sponsorship opportunities for the Business Excellence Awards, please contact Priya Mangat at