Tickets now on Sale for the Awards Ceremony March 14, 2019, where the category winners will be announced.


awardslogo 2018 outlinesThe Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host the Parksville & District Business Achievement Awards, which will be held on March 14, 2019 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. Join us at the awards gala for networking, drinks, dinner and a celebration of our business community! The Business Achievement awards are an opportunity to recognize and honour businesses and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to our community over the past year. 


1. Service Excellence Award: is presented to an individual or business who consistently offers exceptional service and goes beyond customer expectations.
2. Small Business of the Year – (less than 10 employees): recognizes a small business with less than 10 employees, has made an outstanding contribution to the community and has a reputation for providing superior customer service.
3. Large Business of the Year (More than 10 Employees): recognizes a large business with 10 employees or more, has made an outstanding contribution to the community and has a reputation for providing superior customer service.
4. Outstanding Workplace – Employer of the Year: recognizes the business that goes above and beyond for their employees and provides the best overall place to work. For them, culture and a happy, healthy work environment for staff is very important.
5. Young Professional of the Year: honors a business professional under the age of 45 who has excelled in business; exemplified leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
6. Not for Profit of the Year: (must be a registered not for profit) honors a not for profit business that has demonstrated continual business excellence through positive business growth and embraced an outstanding commitment to quality and the community.

The Community Spirit Award is announced the night of the Awards. The Community Spirit Award recognizes a business or individual that has demonstrated exceptional commitment to developing and encouraging community spirit and pride. 

Nominations have now closed. Thank you for your interest in the Business Achievement Awards.

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The Canadian Federation of Independant Business says it's the quality of the entrepreneurs and businesses, not the policies of local politicians, that determine whether a city is an engine of growth.With that in mind, researchers at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business drew up a list of 12 indicators. Data for each of these indicators were drawn from surveys of CFIB members and studies compiled by Statistics Canada. The 12 indicators count such tangibles as the number of businesses started during the first half of this year, and gauge intangibles such as entrepreneurs' attitudes on the near-term business climate.For each indicator, the CFIB ranked each municipality from the highest score to the lowest. The results were then converted to an index by assigning the best municipality a score of 100 and the worst a score of 0. Those in between received a score proportionate to their rank. Final results were based on the scores derived using the indicators.A final point: How did the CFIB define "city" or "municipality"? The CFIB used Statistics Canada's "census metropolitan areas" and "census agglomerations." These focus more on economic units than rigid municipal boundaries. Canada has more than 100 CMA/CAs with populations above 25,000.CFIBs top places for start-ups (with score out of 100)1 Lloydminster -- 73.72 Parksville (B.C.) -- 61.73 Grande Prairie (Alta.) -- 60.74 Fort St. John (B.C.) -- 60.15 Saskatoon (Sask) -- 59.76 Kelowna (B.C.) -- 59.27 Sept-Iles (Que) -- 58.88 Fort McMurray (Alta.) -- 58.19 Moose Jaw (Sask.) -- 58.010 Regina (Sask.) -- 57.311 Toronto's 905 region (Ont) -- 56.6


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