Prince George, October 16, 2014 – Get ready to celebrate exceptional business in Prince George – hockey style! It will be “Hockey Night in Prince George” at the 2014 Business Excellence Awards on October 25th at the Civic Centre. Sponsored in part by Pacific Western Brewery, Transcanada Pipeline, The Prince George Citizen, and Dean Mason & Company, this annual Prince George Chamber of Commerce event recognizes businesses and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence in eleven different categories. In addition to being one of Prince George’s foremost social events, this year’s gala will have a number of fun and exciting new features.
The hockey-themed evening will feature a first class dinner, and entertainment from comedian/Emcee Gery Schubert in character as Don Cherry. Hockey legend and former Vancouver Canucks goalie Kirk McLean will be a special guest at the gala. New at this year’s event is a photobooth, where, for a donation, guests can get a themed photo with Kirk McLean and “Don Cherry”.
Adding an element of drama, a new eleventh award category will be unveiled during the gala. The Hell Yeah Prince George Ambassador Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated community pride and a commitment to making Prince George a positive place to live and work. The inaugural Ambassador Award is sponsored by the Prince George Airport Authority. “What’s exciting is that voting will take place entirely online, and will continue right up until moments before the presentation,” says Christie Ray, Chamber CEO, “There will be a sense of anticipation as people follow the voting in real time on social media.” Nominations have been narrowed down to four very deserving candidates. Voting for the HYPG Ambassador Award opens on October 23rd on the Prince George Chamber Facebook Page. Stay tuned to social media for details about the nominees and voting in the lead up to the gala.
The Business Excellence Awards is an important community-building and social event for local businesses. Recognizing this, Integris Credit Union is sponsoring Community Tables, treating deserving business community members to an evening of entertainment and celebration. “The Integris Community Tables exemplify the spirit of the Awards,” says Ray, “It’s a demonstration of giving back to those who’ve worked so hard to help Prince George thrive.”
Everyone is invited to attend what is expected to be the premier business event of the year. Tickets for the 2014 Business Excellence Awards are available at the Prince George Chamber of Commerce Office.
Marissa Kellett, Director of External Relations
Prince George Chamber of Commerce
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