Richmond News


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10/22/2015 Press Release
Finalists Announced for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards


2015 Business Excellence Award Finalists Announced

Young Entrepreneur Finalists
Finalists for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award pose for a photo at the Business Excellence Awards Nominee Reception October 20th. From left to right: Barbara Tinson (BDC), Eugene Dong (Procurify), Wilson Lee (Wun2free Entertainment), Rob Akimow (Richmond News), Amit Sandhu and Rattan Bagga (Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad). PHOTO: Rob Newell, Richmond News

RICHMOND – Last night, finalists were announced for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s 38th Annual Business Excellence Awards at a cocktail reception hosted by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

Barbara Tinson, Business Centre Manager at BDC and Vice-Chair of the Richmond Chamber congratulated all those who were nominated and said, “I encourage you to use this recognition tonight to inspire you to do great things in your company and in your community”.  She and Rob Akimow, Chair of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce announced the following finalists:

Small Business of the Year
505 Junk, Mogiana Coffee, and Peekaboo Beans

Mid-Size Business of the Year
Cogent Industrial Technologies,  Foreseeson Technologies, and Mayfair Lakes Management Corp. 

Large Business of the Year
Albion Fisheries Ltd., Cleantech Service Group, and Whitewater West Industries

Business Leadership of the Year
Sage North America, Nature’s Path Organics, and Panther Cheer Athletics

Innovation of the Year
Applied Biological Materials Inc., Hypersecu Information Systems, Inc., and Burton Software

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Procurify’s Aman Mann, Kenneth Loi and Eugene Dong, Wun2Free Entertainment’s Wilson Lee, and Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL), founders Amit Sandhu, Punit Dhillon and Rattan Bagga

New Business of the Year
Cookie Delectables by Lesley, Fresh Press Coffee Bar, and Qoola Yogurt Richmond

Outstanding Workplace of the Year
Alive Publishing Group, The Great Little Box Company, and The Maple Residences

Association of the Year
Richmond Hospital Foundation, Rotary Club of Richmond and Touchstone Family Association 

The 38th Annual Business Excellence Awards will be held November 25th at a gala dinner at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. Tickets are on sale now at



Shaena Furlong
Manager of Communications and Systems
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
604 278-2822