Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows businesses celebrated

Local chamber of commerce salutes the best for the year

News publisher Jim Coulter (right) with award winners Lorraine Bates and Tom Cameron.

The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce celebrated its best in business awards on Saturday.

Terry Becker, president of the chamber, was pleased the event  celebrating local business sold out.

“It’s a great opportunity to be able to recognize so much of the great work that goes on in the community,” said Becker. “From helping drive the economy to the tremendous work our businesses give back to the community, it’s nice to see such a strong business presence all in one room.”

Becker said the chamber has just more than 500 members and represent a diverse range of businesses.

As president, she said, the awards provide an excellent opportunity for networking, something vital for local businesses.

“That’s the big draw of the chamber,” she said. “We offer so many events where businesses can meet, share ideas and help them grow.”

She said social networking has also played a big role in helping chamber members not only grow their business, but promote one another.

“I know, as president, I don’t always have the time to meet all our members. But through social networking we can make it easier.”

With the awards over, the chamber is set to host B.C. Finance Minister Michael de Jong at the Meadow Gardens Golf Course on March 13 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The event will focus on the province’s latest budget.

 

Chamber winners

Winners from the 2015 Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce:

• Honeyland Canada,

2014 Agri-Business of the Year;

• Alouette Addiction Services, 2014 Non-Profit Organization of the Year

• Lorraine Bates and Tom Cameron, Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Agricultural Association, 2014 Community Spirit of the Year;

• Simplified Business Solutions, 2014 Home-Based Business of the Year;

• Maple Ridge Towing,

2014 Small Business of the Year;

• Meadowridge School,

2014 Business of the Year;

• Vicki McLeod, Main Street Communications Ltd., 2014 Business Leader of the Year.

Just Posted

Way cleared for extradition for Maple Ridge pair

Facing murder conspiracy charge in India

Pitt Meadows has clothing bin ban on agenda

Anita’s mother grateful for “slow change” in getting rid of bins that killed her daughter

UPDATE: Maple Ridge has two-day date in court over tent city

Seeking orders on fire safety at homeless camp

Letter: ‘Support those struggling with addictions’

Why can’t our city and council have caring approach?

Double lung recipient from Maple Ridge to climb Vancouver sky-scraper

The 18th annual Climb the Wall event in support of the B.C. Lung Association takes place Feb. 24

Police surround rental house in east Maple Ridge

Langley RCMP execute search warrant in relation to robbery.

Millennial Money: Don’t let Instagram envy get you into debt

A full 48 per cent of U.S. households have credit card debt

Jury debates fate of man accused of killing 12-year-old B.C. girl 40 years ago

Police allege Garry Handlen told a cop how he abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled Monica Jack in May 1978

Letters on way to all homeowners in B.C. speculation tax communities

Property owners have to register to avoid vacant-home tax

New orca calf in Salish Sea ‘healthy and active’

Birth cause for celebration but things still dire genetically, expert says

Good Samaritan rescues cat found in heaps of garbage at B.C. landfill

The cat was abandoned and left to die at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill, the BC SPCA says

Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna home to Canada’s most expensive rentals: report

According to PadMapper, units in larger B.C. cities cost $1,300 to more than $3,000

Former MP Svend Robinson wants to return to politics

Robinson is expected to be acclaimed as the NDP candidate in the riding of Burnaby North-Seymour

Most Read