I am sitting on the nominations committee for the Burnaby Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards 2006. We are working to come up with a list of businesses that deserve to be in the running for an award this year, and encourage people to nominate them. The awards are not only for companies, but also for non-profits. I am president of the board of the Stream of Dreams Murals Society that won the Community Service award in 2004, and other community groups have also been honoured.
Please contact the board of trade at the link above if you have any ideas about Burnaby based companies and groups that you feel would be deserving of an award.
The categories and last year's winners are: Burnaby Spirit: Burnaby Edmonds Lions Club; Community Service: Burnaby Metrotown Rotary Club; Business Innovation: iv Cosmeceuticals; Entrepreneurial Spirit: Origami by Yu & Mi; Newsmaker of the Year: SFU Community Trust -- UniverCity; Business Person of the Year: Brad Alden, Burnaby Now; Business of the Year (Small Business): Beaver Electrical Machinery; Business of the Year: Bosa Properties; Hall of Fame: The Morrey Auto Group.