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Business Excellence Award

Business Excellence Awards

The Mission Business Excellence Awards is one event we utilize to nurture business community growth, discussion and exposure within the Lower Mainland.  Taking time to recognize our valuable professionals within our community is vital to its continuous growth and success. This is the event of the year to shout out Businesses or Business Leaders that actualize superior workplace practices and values.

Our Event

The Business Excellence Awards 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. This premier event cultivates the best of the best to celebrate achievement in 7 distinct categories, created to capture the diverse strengths of Mission Business.

 

See images from the 21st annual Business Excellence Awards.

Nominations OPEN September 15 - October 31 2021 

This process will be open to the public between September 15, 2021, and October 31, 2021. This is where we ask you (the experts), to let us know who the exceptional businesses and organizations in our community are.

Nominations will be accepted in the 7 categories (outlined below). Every business that is nominated will receive an official letter of congratulations and the official Business Excellence Awards submission package which will need to be completed and returned.

 

If a business is nominated in multiple categories, the business may choose a maximum of 2 categories to compete in.

2021 Business Excellence Awards Categories & Nominees

 

Customer Service Excellence Award - Sponsored by Prospera

The Customer Service Excellence 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.

Nominees

Arnold's Shoe Repair - WINNER
Art of Alchemy Hair & Beauty Salon
Can Dance Studio
Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence
Eleni's Restaurant
Excalibur Electric Ltd - FINALIST
Fountain Tire
Frame It On First
Heritage Park Pharmacy
JC Liquidators Junk Removal and Moving Services
Karla's Specialteas
Learn & Play Kids
Liberty Tax Mission
Lush Studio - FINALIST
Mission Crime Prevention Office
Mon Cheri Beauty Bar Boutique
Picturesque Clothing Company
Pristine Touch Cleaning Services
STC Landscaping
The Magenta Rose House
Ultra Fuels

 

Exceptional Business of the Year Award - Sponsored by Manny Deol Personal Real Estate Corporation

A business that showcases entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional leadership, services, and vision will be presented with this award.  They will be recognized for their significant contributions to the economic health of the Mission community, business growth, development of fresh and revitalized business practices, and continuous contributions to the local community.

Nominees

4th Dimension Design + Drafting
Can Dance Studio
Dr. Fix Computers
Eleni's Restaurant - FINALIST
Evoke Wellness Centre
JC Liquidators Junk Removal and Moving Services
Lacey Developments Ltd. - WINNER
Math4Me Learning Inc.
Mission City Pizza - FINALIST
Pressland General
Save-On-Foods
Studio FITRx

 

Resiliency & Recovery Award - Sponsored by Lanka Jewels

This award, in just its second year of being, is presented to a business that has demonstrated strength and resiliency during COVID-19. This business found new and innovative ways to adapt and respond to business disruptions while maintaining continuous business operations, or pivoting their operations, to serve the greater community. They did not give up, and above all things, they were kind, calm, and compassionate.

Nominees

Academy of Cheer Excellence - FINALIST
Arch-Way Dance - WINNER
Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence
English Tarts - FINALIST
Urban Valley Transport Ltd.
World Odyssey Travel

 

Marketing & Communication Award - Sponsored by Mission Record

A business or organization which is innovative in their approach to marketing and promoting their product or service effectively. Utilizing media and communications on all levels, including personalizing marketing with digital tools, data, and approaches, to build a reputation, drive strategic growth, and enhance their business, improving engagement with customers and prospects.

Nominees

Lacey Developments Ltd. - FINALIST
Mission City Farmers Market - WINNER
Mission City Pizza - FINALIST

 

Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award- Sponsored by Mission Community Skills Centre
Awarded 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, demonstrates outstanding contributions, active collaboration, and engagement with others beyond who they serve while maintaining a good relationship with their internal and external partners.

Nominees

Community Futures North Fraser - FINALIST
Mission Skating Club
The Mission Youth Action Group - FINALIST
St. Joseph's Food Bank - WINNER

 

Small Business of the Year (1-5 years old) - Sponsored by Mission Downtown Business Association

An emerging or existing innovative small business with 20 or fewer employees that has been in operation between one and five years, and exemplifies entrepreneurial spirit and vision, exceptional leadership with new products, services, or processes. This is a business that is recognized by their peers for their competitive edge, professional integrity, excellence in customer service, and their success.

Nominees

Alderwood Apparel - WINNER
Gallery 202
Learn & Play Kids
Lush Studio - FINALIST
Pressland General - FINALIST
STC Landscaping
Studio FITRx
The Magenta Rose House
Tires 2 Go Mobile Shop
Who Knows Liquidation & Thrift

 

U40 Entrepreneur of the Year - Sponsored by Community Futures North Fraser

The U40 Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes the outstanding achievement of those under the age of 40, who have successfully built their organization. This person has gained an expanding positive reputation and strong interpersonal, career, and business potential within the community.

Nominees

Art of Alchemy Hair & Beauty Salon - WINNER
Math4Me Learning Inc.
Mirror Envy Beauty Salon - FINALIST
Tires 2 Go Mobile Shop - FINALIST
Urban Valley Transport Ltd.

Thank you to the 21st Annual BEA Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Celebration and President Award Sponsor

Awards Category Sponsors

See the Results of the 2020 Business Excellence Awards!

 

Customer Service Excellence - Sponsored by Famous For Not Being Famous Enterprises Inc. dba Famous For Not Being Famous 
The Customer Service Excellence Award is presented to a business that exemplifies superior Customer Service. They demonstrate outstanding customer retention, exceptional knowledge of their products, and/or services, and exceeds their customers’ expectations repeatedly.

Nominees

BC Roadsafe
Heritage Park Pharmacy - FINALIST
Independent Cycles
Meadows Cleaners
Nutek Sign Creations
Perfect Piece Optical - WINNER
Picturesque Clothing
Studio FITRx
Trendy or What Knot Yarns & Gifts - FINALIST
Ultra Fuels
Wenting Cycle
Who Knows Liquidation

 

Exceptional Business of the Year Award - Sponsored by Ethel M. Lariviere, MBI, Mortgage Broker, Dominion Lending Centres  
A business that showcases entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional leadership, services, and vision will be presented with this award.  This award recognizes the significant contributions to the economic health of the Mission community, business growth, development of fresh and revitalized business practices, and continuous contributions to the business community.

Nominees

Aldergrove Credit Union
Chartwell Cedarbrooke
Independent Cycles Inc.
Nutek Sign Creations - FINALIST
Pressland General - WINNER
RJ Leger CPA Ltd.
Studio FITRx - FINALIST

 

Resiliency Award - Sponsored by District of Mission Economic Development
This award new to the 20th Annual Business Excellence Award is presented to a business that demonstrated strength and resiliency during COVID-19. This business found new and innovative ways to adapt and respond to business disruptions while maintaining continuous business operations or pivoting their operations to serve the greater community. They did not give up, and above all things, they were kind, calm, and compassionate.

Nominees

BC Roadsafe
Chartwell Cedarbrooke
Cory Cassel Productions - FINALIST
Heritage Park Pharmacy
Lanka Jewels - FINALIST
Studio FITRx - WINNER
Swing Optical
Totally BOOK-ish
Trendy or what Knot Yarns & Gifts

 

Marketing & Communication - Sponsored by Mission Record

A business or organization which is innovative in its approach to marketing and promoting their product or service effectively is eligible for this award. Utilizing media and communications on all levels, including personalizing marketing with digital tools, data, and approaches, to build a reputation, drive strategic growth, and enhance their business, improving engagement with customers and prospects.

Nominees

Happy Homesteader - FINALIST
Perfect Piece Optical - FINALIST
Pioneer Chrysler Jeep
Silk Degrees - WINNER

 

Non-Profit Organization of the Year - Sponsored by The Junction
Awarded 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, demonstrates outstanding contributions, active collaboration, and engagement with others beyond who they serve while maintaining a good relationship with their internal and external partners.

Nominees

Community Futures North Fraser
Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation
Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association - FINALIST
Leq'a:mel, Mathexwi, Semath (LMS) Society
Mission Community Services Society - WINNER
Mission Hospice - FINALIST
Young Guns Weightlifting Club

 

BBB Business Ethics of the Year Award - Sponsored by Better Business Bureau
Business transactions should “Start with Trust” - Better Business Bureau

For this award, all businesses and organizations (profit or non-profit) must be operating for a minimum of one (1) year.  The organization must embody the BBB Standards For Trust; Build Trust, Advertise Honestly, Tell the Truth, Be Transparent, Honour Promises, Be Responsive, Safeguard Privacy, and Embody Integrity. Nominated businesses for this award will be assessed that they are in good standing with the Better Business Bureau, and have a “B” or higher rating.  List of BBB Businesses can be found here

Nominees

Bedwell Property Services
Cloverdale Paint Inc. - FINALIST
Excalibur Electric Ltd. - WINNER
Leskun & Son Accounting Ltd.
Tap 2 Drain Plumbing - FINALIST

 

U40 Entrepreneur of the Year -Sponsored by Community Futures North Fraser
The U40 Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes the outstanding achievement of those under the age of 40 and is awarded to persons who have successfully built their organization. This person has gained an expanding positive reputation and strong interpersonal, career, and business potential within the community.

Nominee

Art of Alchemy Hair & Beauty - FINALIST
Brows on pointe - FINALIST
Dailey Health and Wellness - WINNER
Schubert Investment Group
ToePull Solutions