The voice for business in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows named its top achievers for the past year at its annual Business Excellence Awards banquet.
The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce selected winners in 10 categories at the 2013 awards dinner, April 16 at the Meadow Gardens Golf Club.
Top of the list as business person of the year is Bryan Hutton, owner of Canadian Tire, located on the border between the two communities.
The non-profit organization award went to KidSport Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.
KidSport is a cross-Canada organization that gives financial help so kids can play sports.
The award for the new business of the year went to the Wesbrooke Seniors Living Community, on 190A Street in Pitt Meadows, while the innovation award went to Nurse Next Door Home Care Services.
When it comes to running a business out of your home, Maple Washing Exterior Cleaning and Upkeep came away with the award for best home-based business.
GIB Motors scooped up the award for customer service, while Kingfishers Waterfront Bar and Grill won the community service award.
Awards were also given to the best businesses with more and less than 20 employees.
Bergthorson Academy of Musical Arts was named top business for fewer than 20 employees, while Meadow Gardens Golf Club won the award in the more-than-20 employees category.
Specimen Trees Wholesale Nurseries won the agricultural award.