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.

2017 Awards

Congratulations to the 49 nominees and 5 winners of the 2017 PoCo Best Biz Awards! The awards were presented at the PoCo Best Biz Awards Celebration, a night of networking, refreshments, entertainment and celebration held on November 9, 2017 at the PoCo Inn & Suites.

Check out this year’s 2017 Winners and Nominees!

2018 Awards

Check back in early September for details about our 2018 awards nominations and business celebration

Categories

Businesses may be nominated in one of the following four categories:

Innovative universal benefits for employees that differentiates them from other businesses with some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Goes above and beyond for employees
  • Has a strong focus on employee development and retention
  • Provides a healthy work environment for employees or encourages a healthy lifestyle

A business with 10 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 11 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.

All nominees will be entered for the People’s Choice Award, which will be voted on by the public from October 16-22. This award goes to a business chosen by the community as a demonstrating overall excellence in business and outstanding positive contribution to the community.

Video Nominations

Businesses are invited to create a video nomination of up to one minute long for the PoCo Best Biz Awards.

The videos will provide additional information to the awards selection committee and the public when selecting the People’s Choice Award.

They will be shared with the community through the City website and social media, and they are a great way to promote your business to the community.

 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.

Thursday, November 9th from 6-8PM
POCO Inn & Suites
1545 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 5V5

Registration for this event is now closed.

Contact

Athena von Hausen
Planner 1, Development Services
Tel 604.927.5432
Email vonhausena@portcoquitlam.ca

Its easy to create your video

The video nominations are not intended to be costly or professional. If you don’t have a video camera, most digital cameras, smartphones and tablet computers have a HD video recorder.

The only criteria is the videos must be under 60 seconds and must be HD quality.

  • Showcase what makes your business different.
  • Tell us why your business is deserving of an award.
  • Be yourself and have fun!

How to submit

  • Post your video to YouTube. For simple instructions, click here.
  • Copy the link into the online nomination form.