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Chilliwack Chamber announces finalists for Business Excellence Awards

Annual awards recognize outstanding businesses, organizations, individuals in Chilliwack
Owner George Dick takes guests on a tour of Dicklands Biogas during the 22nd annual Chilliwack Agriculture Tour on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. Dicklands is one of five finalists in the Agriculture Excellence category for the 2023/2024 Business Excellence Awards. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

The Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for its 2023/2024 Business Excellence Awards.

The annual awards “publicly recognize outstanding businesses, organizations, and individuals that demonstrate excellence in business and a passion for the community,” the chamber stated in the announcement.

The winners will be revealed on Jan. 27 during the awards ceremony. The Dining Excellence, Retail Excellence, and Recreation and Leisure Excellence awards will be announced at the December Chamber Connections. One of the three winners will become the Service Excellence Winner, announced at the Business Excellence Awards.

The awards take place Jan. 27 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 6 p.m. For tickets, go to

Here’s the complete list of finalists for the 2023/2024 Business Excellence Awards:

Agriculture Excellence:

  • Berry Bounty Farms
  • Creekside Cheese + Creamery
  • Dicklands Farm
  • Fairfield Flowers
  • Sweet Earth Farms

Business Leader of the Year:

  • Allan Andrews – MNP LLP
  • Ammar Nabod – Myriad Information Technology Solutions
  • Brian Westwell – Bannister Auto Group
  • Chief Derek Epp – Tzeachten First Nation
  • Jessie Ramsay – Baker Newby LLP
  • Mike Hofer – Headlands Environmental
  • Paul Donaldson – Odlum Brown Limited
  • Steve Czeck – Empyrion Technologies
  • Taras Groves – Chilliwack Independent Film Festival
  • Tony Culhane – TeksMed Services

Business of the Year Large 25+ Employees:

  • Algra Bros Development
  • Baker Newby LLP
  • Ballina Contracting
  • Bannister Auto Group
  • Empyrion Technologies
  • Gerry Enns Contracting
  • Metric
  • Mountain Pacific Mechanical
  • Refinery House
  • TeksMed Services

Business of the Year Small Under 25 Employees:

  • A & G Fencing
  • Art of Driving School
  • E-Vision Media
  • Kerkhoff Technologies
  • Locks Pharmacy
  • Menzies Pet Hospital
  • Myriad Information Technology Solutions
  • Optimum Sport & Health Centre
  • TroyCo Windows & Doors
  • Walkers Cleaning Services
  • Kirkpatrick Auto & Fleet Repair
  • Five Star Motorsports

Community Impact:

  • Ann Davis Transition Society
  • Chilliwack Chiefs
  • Chilliwack Film Society
  • Culture Co.
  • Emil Anderson Group
  • Farmhouse Brewing
  • Headlands Environmental
  • Rebalance Rehab
  • Zacharias Vickers LLP

Dining Excellence:

  • Bow and Stern Chilliwack
  • Frankie’s Chilliwack
  • Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen
  • Lakeside Beach Club
  • Sidekick Brewing

Environmental Stewardship:

  • All Things Being Eco
  • O’Brien Contracting Ltd.
  • Platinum Electric
  • TreeArb Industries

Indigenous Business of the Year:

  • Bad Rock Tours
  • Lil Bear Contracting
  • Mystical Eagle Carvings
  • Precision Pilates


  • Dicklands Farm
  • O’Brien Contracting
  • Qualitree Propagators Inc.
  • Wide Plank Hardwood

New Business of the Year:

  • A Little Moore Magic
  • Aqua Soul Med Spa
  • Batiqua
  • Land Studio and Cafe
  • Lorica Equipment
  • Phace
  • Sidekick Brewing
  • Specsavers
  • Urban Vanity Lounge
  • Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters

Not For Profit:

  • Ann Davis Transition Society
  • Chilliwack & District Senior Resource Society
  • Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society
  • Chilliwack Community Services
  • Chilliwack Hospice Society
  • Chilliwack Hospital Foundation
  • Chilliwack Restorative Justice
  • Chilliwack Search & Rescue
  • Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation
  • Salvation Army Chilliwack

Recreation, Leisure and Hospitality:

  • Cultus Lake Golf Club
  • Farmhouse Brewing
  • Greendale Acres
  • Mamba Cycle

Retail Excellence:

  • All Things Being Eco
  • Bannister Auto Group
  • Canadian Tire
  • Chilliwack Ford
  • Create Space Hair Co.
  • Envision Financial
  • Lolly’s Fashion Lounge
  • This Is Cannabis
  • Unika

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Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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