Prince George, October 25, 2014 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce hosted their 2014 Business Excellence Awards tonight at the Civic Centre with 350 in attendance. Requests for tickets for this premier business event continued to pour in after selling out, right up to the day of the gala. The Business Excellence Awards is an annual event hosted by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce to celebrate excellence in ten traditional award categories, with one new award category added this year.
“Hockey Night in Prince George” was the theme for this year’s event. Many guests arrived wearing the jerseys of their favourite team; some even chose to sport a “playoff beard.” Wearing one of his signature flamboyant blazers, comedian Gery Schubert, in character as Don Cherry, kept guests laughing as Event Host. Hockey legend and former Vancouver Canucks goalie Kirk McLean added some star-power to an evening that celebrated local business all-stars. Guests were able to take home a memento of the gala after posing with McLean and “Cherry” at a photobooth.
“This year’s Business Excellence Award continued the tradition of delivering a fun and entertaining evening, while recognizing the best of business in our city,” says Prince George Chamber of Commerce CEO, Christie Ray, “The awards portion was particularly exciting this year, because there was live voting on social media throughout the evening for our newest award, the Hell Yeah Prince George Ambassador Award.”
Ten awards were handed out in categories ranging from the prestigious Business Person of the Year to the coveted Service Excellence Award. Voting for the Hell Yeah Prince George Ambassador Award occurred entirely on Facebook, and generated significant buzz and engagement within the community. This new award celebrates people doing positive things to promote the city.
Chamber President, Ranjit Gill notes, “These awards confirm people want to celebrate the successes in our city, and spread the message that Prince George is a great place to live and do business.”
Business Excellence Awards categories, winners and sponsors.
For more information contact:
Marissa Kellett, Director of External Relations
Prince George Chamber of Commerce
P: 250-552-2911 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org