Abbotsford’s Zone Garage Fraser Valley won the Community Contribution Award at the 2020 Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Zone Garage Fraser Valley won the Community Contribution Award at the 2020 Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Zone Garage wins Community Contribution Award

Local business wins big at the 2020 Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards

Zone Garage Fraser Valley has been awarded the Community Contribution Award at the 2020 Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards presented by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and the Abbotsford News.

The Community Contribution Award, sponsored by Blackwood Building Centre, is presented to a business or organization that has developed new programming to aid either other businesses or clients in need during the COVID-19 crisis in support of the community.

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The recipient shows a commitment to operating in a philanthropic and empathetic manner in the community. This recipient has developed and implemented a strategy or commitment that results in a direct benefit to business or clients in need during the pandemic. They have demonstrated a corporate value system that enhances the sense of community, volunteerism and a desire to create a better quality of life for others.

“I wanted to start off with a huge thank you to the Abbotsford Chamber & the Abbotsford News for choosing us for this truly amazing award – my team and I would like to thank every single customer and organization we had the pleasure of working with to provide a service that we are so extremely proud of and believe in – I’d love for more businesses to reach out to myself and our team as I feel together we can accomplish so much more – thank you to the amazing people that have supported us since the beginning and to those that join us in volunteering to help our community,” stated Brian Neufeld from Zone Garage Fraser Valley.

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From the Judges:

Community first, business second is how co-owner Brian Neufeld described his outlook for Zone Garage Fraser Valley. Throughout these COVID times, Zone Garage has provided excellent customer service and has been a stellar contributor to the community. As a strong supporter of the Food Bank, every third Saturday of the month they volunteer as a team. Their efforts to support others has expanded beyond the Food Bank as they see more people in need. Zone Garage has donated floors and counters to the SPCA, renovated a walkway and garage for a woman who lost her husband in a fire and donated a garage floor to an extreme makeover. All of this was accomplished while providing services to businesses who had an opportunity to do renovations while they were closed due to COVID. To quote Brian, “I have not done enough,” as he continues to look for ways to partner with local businesses to continue to grow together in Abbotsford.

Other nominees for the award included:

Allegra Printing

Breeze Laser & Medi-Spa

Midnight Roasters

Play Abby Activity Centre

Snowcrest Foods Ltd.

Tim Hortons Abbotsford

Timemaster Jewellers

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