Business of the Year

Nomination Form

Use this form to recommend a business in the category of 2017-18 Business of the Year. Enter the nominee's name and provide a short description of why you believe this business should receive the award. Click the Submit Nomination button to finish.

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Nominees in this Category

Nominations are posted after being reviewed by members of the Business Excellence Awards committee.

» Anytime Fitness

Submitted What nominators are saying
18 days ago It is so good that Anytime Fitness is opened in Prince Rupert. They have a good one in Terrace. Since their opening, all other gyms in town has lowered their prices. Competition is good and finally we have a choice. They have the best view - ocean view while you work out.

» Ashley Home Furnishing

Submitted What nominators are saying
19 days ago A family business since the early a 1900s (1934). Investing and staying relevant in our community (great renovation!). Great service and great prices.

» Big Dan's Move It Services

Submitted What nominators are saying
12 days ago Dan is a great guy. He helped us a lot with our move. There is no job too big for his crew. They also helped out last minute with the renovation of the McClean building for the homeless people. Kudos to Dan and his wicked team.

» Blue Heron Windows & Design

Submitted What nominators are saying
22 hours ago The new warehouse is a delight!! Thank you ladies for all your help.

» Bury Hair Design

Submitted What nominators are saying
10 days ago The ladies always get me in. They take their time to get the colours right and the cut precise. They are my go to whenever I have a special occasion. Thank You to the team at Bury Hair Design.

» Cassiar Cannery

Submitted What nominators are saying
11 days ago They have done a great job opening this business. It is a place to heighten your senses. A retreat for all. With four unique, self-catering guest houses available for their clients. They have been very creative with their marketing and has been very successful at least to my knowledge. Looks like a winner of a business to me.

» Crest Hotel

Submitted What nominators are saying
1 day ago Wicked ambiance. Now with Friday live shows. They do so much for the community.

» E'Klektik Trading

Submitted What nominators are saying
10 days ago AWESOME business concept. Best of luck to all!

» Eddie's News and Novelties

Submitted What nominators are saying
24 days ago Eddie's News. Professional, personable, caring, fun. They always go above and beyond, be it by the amazing selection that they carry daily or be it by the smooth and efficient process of ordering your books. And serving ice cream and frozen yoghurt as well. You have my vote!!

» Gary's Lock & Security Shop Ltd.

Submitted What nominators are saying
5 days ago Gary's business should win this category because when there is something wrong with your lock, you have only one option and it is also the best option, which is the call Gary. Quick and efficient, best locksmith in town!

» Genetics Fitness

Submitted What nominators are saying
24 days ago This fitness gym has opened a lot of doors for the youth of Prince Rupert, positive possibilities in themselves, that make relevance to their respective every day lives, the community is a place where she plans to build a present and future.
24 days ago She has dedicated herself to helping the young and old in keeping healthy, seeing and acknowledging their possibilities in themselves. The courage and being optimistic open mind seeing the strength in Prince Rupert. A very courageous independent business woman shows and has been a powerful role model for youth. There is learning from both sides, constantly, her clients are her family members. She is caring forward her dream and together with the city of Prince Rupert this is a reality.
28 days ago This business is locally operated and family run. They have amazing service and great rates. One of the best gyms I've ever been too.
28 days ago Friendly and awesome prices

» Inland Air Charters Ltd.

Submitted What nominators are saying
11 days ago Over 25 years in operations, Inland Air Charters is a locally owned and operated seaplane operator based in Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii. They are very accommodating and always on time and budget.

» Inn on the Harbour

Submitted What nominators are saying
16 days ago This place is busy all year round. The staff are friend and the rooms are tidy whenever I stay there. I ask to get the ocean view and they try their best to accommodate me. Kudos to the management team and their staff.

» Kristen Barre - Personal Trainer

Submitted What nominators are saying
22 days ago Kristen has been a trainer in prince Rupert for over a decade. Her training is very effective, and safe. she also takes the time to post free workouts, exercises and dietary advice on social media so that health is accessible to everyone, whether they are a client or not. She takes an overall balanced approach to fitness to teach long term habits for lifetime success.

» LeBlanc Boutique

Submitted What nominators are saying
14 days ago Marcie and her staff are committed to provide an excellent experience to all clients. She offers a choice for all event types be it an elegant evening on the town or a casual outing . The boutique also caters to both men and women, in a variety of styles and sizes. Because of the excellence in service, quality of clothes and choices ,friendliness of Marcie and her staff, I recommend LeBlanc Boutique for Business of the Year.
15 days ago LeBlanc Boutique has established itself firmly in Prince Rupert and flourished since their doors opened two years ago. Marcie is constantly changing and improving her store inventory to keep current with upcoming styles. She has a great group of employees that she can rely on for most everything that comes their way. She brought the big town style from Blanche Macdonald of Victoria, where Marcie graduated at the top of her class, to Prince Rupert. LeBlanc Boutique is an exemplary business that would be a great model for any small busniness. The drive, ambition, attention to detail and excellent customer service of LeBlanc Boutique are that of an amazing business.
15 days ago Love the clothes! Great variety. Best customer service:)
15 days ago Excellent customer service, staff always goes above and beyond. Beautiful store with excellent choices

» Lighten Up Electric Ltd

Submitted What nominators are saying
11 days ago I don't know how you will be able to pick the winner of this category. These guys should win this award. They have a strong following of clients.

» Love Electric Ltd

Submitted What nominators are saying
10 days ago Colin & Leona are hard working couple. They always take business on and help you. There no job too big or too small for them. Their daughter help out a lot too. Great family business hiding in a corner of Prince Rupert.

» Manulife Financial

Submitted What nominators are saying
10 days ago Doug Kydd at Manulife Financial is a staple to this community. He exemplifies a true community member. The amount of involvements and volunteer hours whether MC'ing at events and helping with rotary, Doug never turn down to help.

» Maverick Foods

Submitted What nominators are saying
19 days ago Awesome service, great selection of European delicacies, some local products, accessibility,

» Maverick Foods Port Edward

Submitted What nominators are saying
17 days ago amazing friendly service. great selection of products

» McDonald's Restaurant

Submitted What nominators are saying
9 days ago Mr. David Wood is a quiet and successful entrepreneur. He has worked hard all his life to save up to invest in the local McDonald's restaurant which is not a small investment by any means. While he is not working, he trains and is the super star goalie of the Rupert Rampage. McDonald's Restaurant is also a Platinum sponsor for the Rampage as well. Great to have you in our community David.

» Oceanside Sports

Submitted What nominators are saying
23 days ago The locally owned and operated business goes above and beyond for customer service. The owner Sheri Pringle has an all female staff to operate the only sports store in town. She is a great community supporter and is very generous with her time and product for various groups in town. Always a friendly greeting and a nice visit even if you don't purchase something.

» Outer Coast Outfitters

Submitted What nominators are saying
11 days ago These guides can do anything and everything including hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing or survival skills. They will connect you to any interests connected to real life adventure. They provide courses for yourself or your children in an after-school program. Excellent hard working people & business.

» Parlour Hair Boutique

Submitted What nominators are saying
20 days ago The concept of bringing city vibes to Prince Rupert is genious. There is a true authenticity to the friendliness and dedication that Tyla (and her team) demonstrates consistently.
20 days ago Tyla Malcolm has created a salon experience on parr with any you would find in a major city. The beautiful salon space, combined with stylists, who are masters of their craft, and some of the best hair products available, ensures clients receive a completely satisfying experience.
21 days ago Parlour hasn’t even been open a year and is killing it in Prince Rupert. She went above and beyond with designing her space. It has style and class and a lot more Prince Rupert was lacking. Tyla runs her business like a pro and creates the ultimate experience for her guests.

» Prince Rupert Taekwando

Submitted What nominators are saying
13 days ago For many years this program has given each family member a piece of mind knowing that their children are learning how to defend themselves. The PR Taekwando program empowers each student to be leaders by helping teach the younger students the techniques needed in order to defend and condition themselves to learn and become the best they can be. Paul Bozman encourages each of his students to give it their all and not to be afraid to speak out when they feel something is not right. Prince Rupert Taekwando deserves this nomination because in the end our children are kept safe and can defend themselves when put in a situation that is not safe for them.

» Quadra Travel

Submitted What nominators are saying
16 days ago The team at Quadra Travel has been very helpful with our family's travel vacation plans. Thank you Quadra Travel for always being there for us even if it was last minute.

» Rainbow Chrysler

Submitted What nominators are saying
10 days ago Brian and his crew has seen significant growth in their business. With the expansion of the port and other industries developing, Rainbow Chrysler is growing with proven track record and sound financial management. Through Brian's leadership, Rainbow Chrysler has a strong retention of employees which provided exemplary customer service.

» RE/MAX Coast Mountains

Submitted What nominators are saying
8 days ago Great agents to work with, their team has grown in our community. Great customer service around the clock. They have donated to many local causes and continuous donations to the BC Children's hospital. And the NEW building looks great on 3rd!

» Red Shadow Boxing and Fitness

Submitted What nominators are saying
6 days ago Red Shadow Boxing and Fitness has changed my life. I am stronger, healthier & feel so much better about myself & I owe it all to Owners Kirsten & Davit. They are professional and run their business like we are all part of their family & they care about all of us. Kirsten & Davit always do so much more than any other gym I have experienced. They are changing peoples lives here in Prince Rupert.
10 days ago RBS's owner Davit & Kirsten are the best trainers in town hands down. They are great partners in life and in business. Their marketing ideas are so amazing. They are they brain for You: Version Two. Thank you for all your help.

» Rupert Acoustics Ltd

Submitted What nominators are saying
10 days ago This family run business symbolize the generational resiliency of entrepreneurship. They are professional, well priced, on budget and time. Look forward to do more business in many years to come.

» Save On Foods

Submitted What nominators are saying
5 days ago Their staff is all very friendly and helpful. Their manager Nate, who is always smiling, is very professional and flexible with various requests from the customers.
12 days ago Save On Foods under new management, Nate Alcos, has improved their quality of goods and services. Their selection of produce, bulk products, and asian options have garnered significant increase in clientele. Nate ensures his staff greet you at the door with a smile and his pricing is very competitive. Save On Foods has been very creative to compete with Safeway. They have customer appreciation days, delivery vehicle, local sponsorships, Rampage promos, etc. Mr. Alcos was recently on Heart of the City. Save On Foods also have great Pharmacy staff. They are very friendly and always helpful.

» Silver Grizzly Transportation

Submitted What nominators are saying
11 days ago They offer luxury transportation in Prince Rupert and even to Terrace and Kitimat with personalized service, catering to the needs of their customers. They specialized in corporate business travel with complimentary wifi, refreshments, and iPad use. It is the best way to travel with them.

» Stuck On Designs

Submitted What nominators are saying
27 days ago Mike, Barb and the whole team at Stuck On are fantastic community boosters. They bring printing options to our community that typically can only be found in much larger cities. Fantastic customer service, quality products and a personal connection on every project makes Stuck On Designs a perfect candidate for Business of the Year again this year. Our community is so lucky to have them!

» Sum Shockin Good

Submitted What nominators are saying
9 days ago Good people and their food is great
9 days ago Friendly faces and good old newfiegirl64 food
9 days ago Good food and good prices. Friendly faces.
11 days ago It's some non-shocking great food. Fast and tasty food served to your preference. Darren & Roma are so helpful. Thank you for being everywhere!

» The Argosy

Submitted What nominators are saying
2 days ago This is a fabulous, quirky, inviting shop.There are new items ( or should I say old )? each time I go in .If you are looking for something specific, they will keep their eyes open for it on their next purchasing trip. I am always satisfied with my purchases.
10 days ago The Argosy is an antique store that showcases local arts. Francis and Richard are so creative. They find our vintage pieces at estate sales and auctions. They also select articles on consignment as well. The artists that they support and not limited to are Kostan Lagace, Sarah Chi Brown, and Suzo Hickey. Francis has been everywhere doing her volunteer work as guest speakers, music performances, etc. They are very involved in the community.

» The Hub

Submitted What nominators are saying
6 days ago Best wings selection for all ages. Good hang out place on the weekend and sporting events.

» Wheelhouse Brewery

Submitted What nominators are saying
24 days ago Wheelhouse is a fantastic spot! They keep things fresh and are always hosting new events and putting Prince Rupert on the map in regards to their incredible craft beers. They make everyone; locals and tourists, feel at home in their tasting establishment. So proud to have these guys in our community!
24 days ago These guys are Prince Rupert to a tee, and everything they do is with the North Coast in mind. They also support several community events, and are usually on-hand to ensure the event is a success. The dignitaries event at the Cannery, the night before the official opening of Phase 2 of the Port (in August) comes to mind; and here in November, they are hosting a Gord Downie tribute night, where proceeds will be donated to the B.C. Cancer Society. And hey ... their product is pretty darn good too!

» Zikhara Yoga

Submitted What nominators are saying
24 days ago I am grateful everyday for Zikhara Yoga studio and each of their amazing yoga teachers. It is so wonderful to have a studio that offers various kinds of yoga as well as different teachers to support the building of ones practice. Each teacher brings exactly who they are to the studio each and every day and each teacher offers a completely different experience while always offering a professional, competent and safe experience. I truly couldn't imagine my days without Zikhara.