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2020 Chamber Business Awards

Port McNeill, B.C. The PMCC gathered to celebrate our businesses and community with our annual business awards. Our community must be congratulated for overcoming incredible economic difficulty in 2019 caused by a labour dispute which left hundreds of people unemployed and businesses suffering collateral damage. And yet, we gathered, just before COVID-19 hit to celebrate the best of our community's entrepreneurial spirit.

First, thanks to the amazing staff and volunteers. The dinner this year was provided by The Sportsman's with help from Tasos from Telegraph Cove was fantastic. And as always Cindy Fisk and her crew brought a joy and professionalism to serving that all felt.

Jordan Riehl provided our entertainment and Gord Oppen of McNeill Media made that possible by setting up all our speakers, mics, and other tech things.

Damaris Sadler and Georgia from the Bread Cupboard had a team of incredibly gifted ladies who organized the decorations and flowers for the evening.

Neva Perrott was in charge of the bar, and handing our kindness with every 'Chocolate Cake'. There were many other people helping and making the evening possible, but now onto our sponsors and nominees!

Our Sponsors and Nominees were featured all night with a scrolling Power Point. Our Platinum Level Sponsors this year were given the unique opportunity to hold the floor for 10 minutes or so and present on what they have been accomplishing in their given areas of business. It was mentioned more than once by winners, or award sponsors that the 'sense of community' was strong in the room, and more so, on the North Island itself in this time more than ever before.

We are in this and all situations together - and we are stronger because of it.

Thank you, everyone who came, who contributed, who nominated and who voted. Thank you for being and outstanding community.

Congratulations to our 2020 Chamber Award Winners:

Business of the Year Award: ShopRite General Stores Sponsored by Bill Howich Chrysler

New Business of the Year: 19 North Apparel

Sponsored by Strategic Coastal Community Credit Union

Small Business of the Year: North Island Petro Can Sponsored by Royal Pacific Petroleum

Home Based Business of the Year: 19 North Apparel Sponsored by Cermaq

Customer Service Excellence: Nicole Barnes

Sponsored by Applewood Ford

Community Spirit Award: Loonies for Loggers

Sponsored by the North Island Gazette

Senior of the Year: Deborah Murray

Sponsored by Town of Port McNeill

Professional Merit Award: Meghan Hannecek Sponsored by Cermaq

Youth of the Year Award: Giselle Alfred

Sponsored by Town of Port McNeill

Non-Profit of the Year Award: Loonies for Loggers

Sponsored by ShopRite General Stores

Tourism Award: Telegraph Cove Resort Sponsored by West Coast Helicopters

Chamber Spirit Award: Spencer Andrews Sponsored by MOWI

Volunteer of the Year: Stuart Abernathy Sponsored by Western Forest Products

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors​ Platinum Level:

Cermaq Grieg Seafood Lemare Lake Logging MOWI

North Island Gazette

Telegraph Cove Resort Town of Port McNeill

West Coast Helicopters

Wilderness Sea Planes

Contributor Lelvel:

Applewood Ford

Bill Howich Chrysler

Coastal Community Credit Union

Orca Sand and Gravel

Royal Pacific Petroleum

ShopRite General Stores

Western Forest Products

Friend Level:

BC Ferries Furney Distributing

Marsh Canada

North Island Kayak

North Island Petro Can

Prince of Whales

Royal Lepage

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