PoCo Best Biz Awards

Launched in 2013, the PoCo Best Biz Awards recognize the contributions of local businesses, celebrate their accomplishments, and encourage Port Coquitlam residents to shop locally for goods and services. They include an awards program and annual business celebration and networking evening.

 

2019 Biz Awards Key Dates:

  • Nominate your business or someone else’s for an award (form below) by October 28
  • Vote for the People’s Choice category October 30 to November 13
  • Businesses can register by November 14 for two free seats at the award celebration and networking event on November 28. Details and form below.

Why Nominate?

Port Coquitlam’s businesses provide jobs, bring shopping and amenities to our community, and contribute to our tax base. A nomination for a PoCo Best Biz Award:

  • Recognizes and raises the profile of excellent local businesses. Nominees are promoted in City ads, the website and social media, and will be celebrated at the awards evening.
  • Shows local businesses they are valued and encourages them to continue to do a great job.
  • Supports our local economy, which benefits us all.

Categories

Nominate your business or someone else’s by October 28 in one of the four categories below. Nominees must have a valid Port Coquitlam business licence.

  A business with 5 or fewer employees with some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Has drawn positive attention to Port Coquitlam through its business success, innovation or marketing.
  • Shows leadership in social and cultural responsibility through volunteerism, advocacy, sponsorship, financial and in-kind contributions.
  • Provides outstanding customer service.

A business with up to 15 or fewer employees with some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Has drawn positive attention to Port Coquitlam through its business success, innovation or marketing.
  • Shows leadership in social and cultural responsibility through volunteerism, advocacy, sponsorship, financial and in-kind contributions.
  • Provides outstanding customer service.

A business with more than 15 employees with some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Has drawn positive attention to Port Coquitlam through its business success, innovation or marketing.
  • Shows leadership in social and cultural responsibility through volunteerism, advocacy, sponsorship, financial and in-kind contributions.
  • Provides outstanding customer service.

A home-based business with some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Has demonstrated significant growth and sustainability in business operations and a commitment to excellent customer service.
  • The nominee has shown creativity and innovation in overcoming the common challenges facing small businesses.

A person just launching a business or a business that has started within the past 3 years, with some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Has developed an innovative business concept with good development potential.
  • Has shown creativity and innovation in overcoming the challenges faced by new businesses.
  • Has shined a light on Port Coquitlam by attracting attention regionally.

All nominees will be entered for the People’s Choice Award, which will be voted on by the public from October 30 – November 13. This award goes to a business chosen by the community as a demonstrating overall excellence in business and outstanding positive contribution to the community.

Awards Celebration

Awards Celebration

Local businesses can reserve up to two free seats at this annual event in November, featuring the awards presentation, networking, refreshments and entertainment. Reserve early as space is limited!

Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 5-7:30 pm
Riverside Community Church
2329 Fremont Connector, Port Coquitlam

Biz Awards Event Registration
Join us as we celebrate Port Coquitlam businesses and present the annual PoCo Best Biz Awards at this special free event.

Poco Best Biz Awards Celebration

Thursday November 28, 5-7:30 pm (doors open 5 pm)

Riverside Community Church, 2329 Fremont Connector, Port Coquitlam

All businesses and employees in Port Coquitlam are encouraged to attend this free event, which includes the awards presentation, complimentary refreshments, entertainment and an opportunity to network.

The registration deadline is November 14. Early registration is recommended as space is limited.

Register For Your Free Seats

Please note: Each business may reserve a maximum of two seats.

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Thank you Sponsors and Supporters

Past Award Winners

Congratulations to all businesses that have been nominated or received a PoCo Best Biz Award since 2013.

Contact

Natalie Coburn
Planner 1, Development Services
Tel 604.927.5432
Email coburnn@portcoquitlam.ca