2018 PoCo Best Biz Award Winners
Congratulations to the 61 nominees and 5 winners of the 2018 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 22, 2018 at the PoCo Inn & Suites.
Scroll down to see all of the 61 nominees.
Inno Foods - Good Seed Mission: Entrepreneur of the Year
This year’s winner is an established PoCo business with a really exciting new project under way, all focused on giving back and growing new businesses,” said award presenter Cllr. Steve Darling. “The nominator noted that, ‘Through the actions of this company, a pipeline of future recipients of this award is being established.’ What they are doing is offering up amazing newly built office space and mentorship to new and small businesses.
Honourable Mention: Northpaw Brew Co.
PoCo Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic: Small Business of the Year
This business has been providing amazing service to the community from two PoCo locations for over 40 years. This physiotherapy clinic is known for putting clients first, rearranging schedules to accommodate people in need, and coming in early and staying late when necessary.
Honourable Mentions: Anytime Fitness
Caitey Gilchrist Creative: Home-based Business of the Year
This small company is a brand strategy business, dedicated to connecting human beings to their purpose, power and people. The business delivers branding resources through social media, blog posts, videos, one-on-one training and workshops. A one-woman team, the founder has overcome a lot of challenges to get her voice heard in a saturated market.
Honourable Mentions: Joanna Moss Photography
Live to Play Sports (formerly Norco): Big Business of the Year Award
This business is a major Port Coquitlam employer, and has been in business for more than 50 year. They are Canada’s largest and most experienced distributor of premium bicycles, parts and accessories, with their headquarters right here in PoCo. They are also frequent supporters of cycling advocacy efforts, from local grassroots trail organizations to charities and non-profits.
Honourable Mention: Code Electric
Richelle Nail and Spa: People’s Choice Award
This year’s People’s Choice Award goes to a business that pulled in almost 800 online votes. This business is a small service provider that is obviously treasured by its loyal fan base.
Runner Up: Dominion Lending Centres
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