Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards presented in 13 categories

Celebration at Tradex honours best of the best

Abbotsford’s business community turned out in full force to honour their own on Thursday night at the 22nd annual Business Excellence Awards at Tradex.

The sold-out event saw 80 nominees vie for awards in 13 categories.

The celebration was presented by the Abbotsford News and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber president Mark Warkentin served as master of ceremonies for the event, with awards being announced by Chamber executive director Allan Asaph and Abbotsford News publisher Carly Ferguson.

The recipients of the 2017 Business Excellence Awards are:

• Home-Based Business Excellence

Sponsored by Blackwood Building Centre Ltd.

Amethyst Hair Design

• Tourism Excellence

Sponsored by Tourism Abbotsford

Brookside Inn Boutique Hotel

• Manufacturing & Production Excellence

Sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada

ACI Foods

• Agricultural & Agri-Business Excellence

Sponsored by MNP LLP

Trident Processes Inc.

• Consumer Services Excellence (1-5 employees)

Sponsored by Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Low Budget Moving

• Consumer Services Excellence (6+ employees)

Sponsored by Scotiabank

New Leaf Total Wellness Centre

• Business Services Excellence

Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union

Element Spray Foam Inc.

• U40 Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by The Rotary Clubs of Abbotsford

Josh Vanderheide

• Non-Profit Organization of the Year

Sponsored by Baker Newby LLP

Impact Youth & Family Substance Use Services

• Dave Holmberg Community Builder of the Year

Sponsored by Abbotsford Hospice Society

Mary Boonstra

• New Business of the Year

Sponsored by City of Abbotsford Economic Development

The Polly Fox Bakery and Bistro

• Established Business of the Year (1-19 employees)

Sponsored by KPMG Enterprise

Memento Mori Studios Inc.

• Established Business of the Year (20+ employees)

Sponsored by The Abbotsford News

Chinook Helicopters

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