2021 Nanaimo Business Awards - Vote for Your Favourites!
*Please note that you can vote for your favourite in all of the categories, but you can only vote once.

**To submit your vote(s), you must scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'finish'.
 

Corporate Social Responsibility:

Awarded in recognition of a business or corporation that uses its resources, creativity and commitment to support corporate responsibility investing its profit back into operations that support its greater purpose. A business well invested in a triple-p philosophy.

Coastal Community Credit Union
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Literacy Central Vancouver Island
Loomis Express
Nanaimo Community Hospice Society
Telus
The Salvation Army
Vancouver Island Crisis Society

Social Enterprise: 

This Award is presented to a not-for-profit organization engaging in self-sustaining business activities, where profits are targeted to constituents. Growth is based on their ability to meet market demand and in the past year, learn how to overcome Covid-19 business restrictions.

COCO Cafe & Cedar Opportunities Co-operative
Haven Society
Literacy Central Vancouver Island
Nanaimo Community Hospice Society
Nanaimo Family Life Assocation
Nanaimo Foodshare Society
Nanaimo Yacht Club Sailing School
The Men's Centre
Vancouver Island Crisis Society

Non-Profit Organization: 

Presented to a not-for-profit organization that earned the communities regard excellence and innovation in their programs, services and projects and their efforts to serve the community. Their commitment to fulfilling community need through volunteer involvement and leadership and maximizing their value to a particular constituency, is particularly rewarding to Nanaimo.

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society
Community Futures Central Island
Eden Gardens
Haven Society
Literacy Central Vancouver Island
Nanaimo Association for Community Living
Nanaimo Brain Injury Society
Nanaimo Community Hospice Society
Nanaimo Family Life Association
Nanaimo Yacht Club Sailing School
Health & Wellness:
Nanaimo is home to hundreds of businesses in many health care and sciences fields. Our medical professionals and care specialists service a very broad geographic area. Whether it's a favourite clinic that seems to always go above and beyond, a retailer - eye care, pharmaceutical, RMT, physio or chiropractor with service second to none.
Berwick on the Lake
Blaise the Trail inc.
Breaking Chains Counselling
Carbon Safety Solutions
Eden Gardens
Lantzville Wellness Centre
Lekopoy Consulting
Mood Cannabis Co.
Nanaimo Community Hospice Society
Nanoose Bay Wellness Centre
Power Up Education
Wild Coast Wellness
Wise Eats
Personal Services:
The nominees in this category exceed expectations in customer experience. Spas, hairdressers, barber shops, tailors, pet grooming, wedding planners, professional organizers, and personal shoppers, they go that extra mile, paying attention to every detail. If it makes you and your loved ones look and feel good, you can recognize them here.
Ashley Travel
BelleFemme Hair Salon
Blush MediSpa
Dare to Love
Fitness World
MyGo Tours and Transportation
Nanaimo Pet Services
Orangetheory Fitness
Pure Spa
That 50's Barbershop
The Nail Lounge
Creative Services:
Just like personal services help make us look and feel good, Creative Services make our work and our workplaces look and feel good. Whether it's an ad agency, graphic designer, photographer, interior designer, architect - anything in the field of design fits in here.
Arrowsmith Media
Blaise the Trail inc.
Heydemann Art of Photography
Hired Guns Creative
Hook & Hook Designs
Kate Lin Photography
Nanaimo Magazine
Oneaftereight Design Studio

Financial Services:

A Nanaimo area business in banking, finance, investment, accounting, insurance, consulting services or other professional services is recognized for their product and service range, industry knowledge, and expertise leading to consistent customer satisfaction. They are noted for their excellent customer, industry, and employee relationships and their contributions to the community overall.

Coast Capital Savings
Core (Island) Insurance Services
HUB international Insurance Brokers
Megson FitzPatrick Insurance
New Heights Accounting
Resonance Software, Inc
Woods Lifetime Financial

Auto/Truck/Marine Sales:

Nanaimo is a central location for new or used car or truck sales. We're looking to honour the best of these dealers and recognize their professional accomplishments, community involvement and contributions to the industry. In fact, any business that touches on transportation in our car-centric city.

Allen Marine
BMW Nanaimo
Canada Auto Connect
Harris Kia
Honda
Laird GM
M&P Mercury Sales Nanaimo
Nanaimo Mitsubishi
Parker Marine Nanaimo Ltd.
Subaru of Nanaimo

Auto/Truck/Marine Service:

Recognizing the auto service sector: parts and service outlets, body shops, accessory sales, detailers, oil and lube services; in fact, any business that touches on transportation in our car-centric city.

Big O Tires
European Specialty Automotive Services
Hub City Tires
Kal Tire
Montes Automotive
Oceanside Painting and Marine
Parker Marine
Developer:
Property development drives a large part of Nanaimo's economy and keeps us housed and our businesses in buildings they need. Big or small, Nanaimo's developers shape our neighbourhoods and our community. The award goes to whomever is doing the best job these days developing Nanaimo's future.
Alair Homes Nanaimo
Fisk Construction Inc.
Parkshore Projects Ltd
Westmark Construction Ltd.
Windley Contracting Ltd
Island West Coast Developments
Sun Porch Homes Ltd

Building & Trades:

If you didn't have an excellent and diverse selection of building trades specialists, then the designers, developers and builders couldn't do a thing. Trades are the men and women who take the dreams and ideas on paper and turn them into reality. Nominate a builder, contractor or a trade specialist!

Alair Homes Nanaimo
B Gallant Homes
Buck Robertson Contracting
Colwood Homes Ltd
Fisk Construction Inc.
GNB Builders Inc.
Island Red Cedar Construction
McCartan Contracting
Pheasant Hill Homes Ltd.
Westmark Construction Ltd.

Retail Business:

The nominees offer excellence in a retail environment through presentation of a unique concept, an intriguing environment, unique products and/or services and consistent delivery of high-value service. Could be a mall tenant, the local operator of a chain outlet or a franchise, a local independent -- anyone who stands out in this tough industry!

CurVa-Voom
LegArt Apparel
Mood Cannabis Co.
NYLA Fresh Thread
UBREAKIFIX
Guava Apparel / Om Boys Apparel
Flying Fish
Dodd's Furniture and Mattress
Island-ish
Iron Oxide
Old City Panache
Red Shelf Décor
Food & Beverage:
Presented to a hospitality business that consistently demonstrates excellence in food service, quality and presentation even through the many stages of the pandemic. Pays attention to making its customers feel special and comfortable while, at the same time, presenting exceptional food, atmosphere and service.
Craft Fare
Famous Franks
Flavours of India
Gina's Mexican Cafe
Javawockey Coffee House
Jucee Health Bar
Kim's Cooking School
Melange Restaurant
Rawmbas Foods Wholesale Division Ltd.
Sip and Sliders Food Truck
The Bee's Knees Cafe' and Catering
The View & Top Notch Burgers
White Rabbit Coffee Co.
White Sails Brewing
Micro Business - PART 1/2:
Up to 10 Employees A big shout-out to a company in any industry for excellence as a start-up, growth model or sustaining business with a vision, who engages in innovative practices, is outstanding in their professional field and projects a promising future. A business plan, vision, and solid growth are part of today's and tomorrow's successful formula.
Antenna Management Corp
Arrowsmith Media
Ashley Travel
Blaise the Trail inc.
Canada Auto Connect
Carbon Safety Solutions
Famous Franks
Jucee Health Bar
Junk in our Trunk
LegArt Apparel
Micro Business - PART 2/2:
Up to 10 Employees A big shout-out to a company in any industry for excellence as a start-up, growth model or sustaining business with a vision, who engages in innovative practices, is outstanding in their professional field and projects a promising future. A business plan, vision, and solid growth are part of today's and tomorrow's successful formula.
Lekopoy Consulting
NYLA Fresh Thread
Oceanside Painting and Marine
Rawmbas Foods Wholesale Division Ltd.
Resonance Software, Inc.
Sip and Sliders Food Truck
Strong Nations Publishing Inc.
The Nail Lounge
Themis Security Services Ltd.
CurVa-Voom
Nanaimo Brain Injury Society
That 50's Barbershop

Small & Medium Enterprise:

11 - 99 Employees Awarded to a company in any industry for excellence as a business with a vision and demonstrated capacity for sustainable growth, engagement in innovative practices, demonstrating outstanding performance in their field who also consider their positive impact on the community.

Core (Island) Insurance Services
ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd.
Fisk Construction Inc.
Lantzville Wellness Centre
Loomis Express
Nanaimo Clippers Jr. A Hockey Club
Nanaimo Community Hospice Society
Nanoose Bay Wellness Centre
Resonance Software Inc.
Smythe CPA
The View & Top Notch Burgers
White Sails Brewing
Woods Lifetime Financial

Major Employer:

100+ Employees Recognizes a company in any industry for excellence as a business who engages in innovative practices, is outstanding as a pioneer in their field and are focused on positively impacting the community - through more than their workforce weight. Shows promise for growth and increased positive stimulus as a community economic driver.

Coast Bastion Hotel
Coastal Community Credit Union
Costco Wholesale 155
Eden Gardens
Mid Island Co-op
Quality Foods
Rona Inc
Shaw Cablesystems GP
Telus
Harmac Pacific
Save-on Foods

Leadership:

This Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates exceptional leadership through managing a project, event or a team, to achieve outstanding results. Successful leaders are change makers that impact their schools, workplaces and communities with improved programs, services or initiatives. The recipient of this award will demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to learn, inspire and enable others through a spirit of collaboration and trust, and mentor and develop others to realize their potential.

Jolynn Green (Community Futures Central Island)
Amie Law (Core (Island) Insurance Services)
Erin Beaudoin (Eden Gardens)
Deborah Bromley (ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd.)
Kelsey Dionne (Harbour Air Seaplanes)
Kix Citton (Nanaimo Brain Injury Society)
Paige Karczynski (Nanaimo Community Hospice Society)
Jenn Houtby-Ferguson (Tourism Nanaimo)
Janice Perrino (Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation)
Laurie Bienert (Nanaimo Community Foundation)
Dr. Dave Witty (Dr. Dave Witty)
Erralyn Thomas (Snuneymuxw First Nation)
Signy Madden (United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island)
Adrian Legin (Coastal Community Credit Union)
Dave Hammond (Nanaimo Property Group)
Donna Hais (R.W. (Bob) Wall Ltd)