Nominations open for Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows businesses of execellence

July 11, 2021

Nominations for the best businesses across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are now open

The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce is hoping to showcase businesses that add to the vibrancy of the community for the 2021 Business Excellence Awards.

By the October deadline last year, 41 businesses were nominated before being shortlisted down to three business in each of the seven categories.

Awards night was held this past February 6, an event that was held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 17th annual event featured the theme of celebrating resiliency and businesses for all that they do, and local actor and comedian Cliff Prang emceed the event.

A theme that Chamber executive director Flori Chaykowski thinks will be celebrated at the upcoming February 2022 gala as well.

Chaykowski noted they are planning for an in-person event, but also looking to planning a hybrid event, where guests have the choice: to attend in person, if they are comfortable, and the option to watch virtually as well.

They sent out a survey to members, Chaykowski said, and noted that so far members are split 50/50 on whether to attend in person.

A change was made to the nomination requirements for new businesses this year.

Source: Maple Ridge News