Ladysmith, Chemainus businesses up for excellence awards

There are 88 finalists – one of the largest number of finalists ever – for the 18th Annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards, celebrating the best of business on the island for the year.

Award receipients will be recognized on Thursday, Jan. 25, at Delta Ocean Point Resort in Victoria.

Finalists from cities in the mid-Island include:

Ladysmith

49th Parallel Grocery, April’s Tack Boutique.

Chemainus

Riot Brewing Co.

Cowichan Valley & Malahat

Creative Woodcraft, Made to Last Building & Renovations, Alinea Legal Coaching, Malahat Chalet.

Nanaimo

Alair Holmes, Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant, Butler Wilson Quality Construction, Coco Cafe, Datum Point Studios, Excalibur Custom Homes, Foley Dog Treat Company Inc., Harris Mazda, Hearthstone Artisan Bakery, Lanson’s Drywall, Maffeo Salon and Day Spa, Mazzei Electric, Mid Island Co-op, Nori Sushi, Pheasant Hill Homes, Resonance Software, SignAge, Snip ‘n Stitch, Tilray, Tim’s Automotive Repair & Used Car Sales, VMAC.

Parksville-Qualicum Beach

Bayview Custom Motorcycles, Bread & Honey Food Company, Close to You Ladies Fashions, M & N Mattress Shop Ltd., Nurture Collective, Alcove Homegrown Living, Arbutus Dental Clinic, Qualicum Beach Inn, Salt and Harrow (French Creek), Mid Island Computer Enterprises (Nanoose Bay).

Comox Valley

Blinds & Bubbles Boutique, Dale Roberts Notary, Strong Hearts Fitness, Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt, Cumberland Crate Co.

Black Press is a Platinum Sponsor of the BE Awards this year, and RBC Royal Bank, Grant Thornton LLP, Shaw and Liquid Capital West Coast Financing Corp. are the event’s Gold Sponsors.

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