Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce

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Business of the Year Awards

Happy New Year, Gabriola!

Let’s show some love to our business community! It’s time to submit your nominations for the Business of the Year Awards. 2020 was quite a year and it’s more important than ever to recognize the incredible community on Gabriola. This year you can nominate businesses in FOUR categories.
Business of the Year, U40 Entrepreneur of the Year, New Business of the Year, and Business Response Award. All the details are within the survey, go check it out and show some love for your favourite Gabriola businesses and entrepreneurs!

LINK TO NOMINATION FORM: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/business-awards

Business Award nominations are open until January 27th @ 5:00pm

Winners will be announced at the Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce AGM on Wednesday February 3rd, 2021.

RULES:
Any business on Gabriola is eligible to be nominated.
One nomination per category only.
You may nominate for only one category and skip the others.
Contact info for yourself and the nominated businesses is MANDATORY
Reason for nomination is also MANDATORY
Winners will be announced at the Gabriola Chamber AGM on February 3, 2021.

Past Chamber News

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Did you know?

In the past 2 years the Chamber has helped launch 5 new island businesses. supported over 40 individual businesses through one-on-one services. assisted in the development of 8 business plans for local enterprise. hosted 16 events for networking, learning and business...

Meet the Maker – Fran Usher

Meet the Maker – Fran Usher

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Meet the Maker – Anita Jackel

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Meet the Maker – Melinda Wilde

Meet the Maker – Melinda Wilde

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Cover Contest

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