Congratulations to our 2023 Business Award Winners!

⭐️ Business of the Year: Rombough’s Auto Detailing
⭐️ Best New Business: Clean Slate Home Care
⭐️ U40 Entrepreneur: Oceanside Electric

Thank you to the 175 community members who submitted nominations and congratulations to each of the many local businesses who received shout outs this year! Stay tuned for spotlights on each of our 2023 winners and check the Sounder for a business awards feature.

Thanks to local businesses and Chamber Members: Ferne Hollow (pies pictured), Ground Up Cafe & Catering, Adam’s Organic Spice-T Life Potion, Melinda Wilde, Rombough’s Auto Detailing, Point 6 Acre, Tuck Shop, and Coastal Community Credit Union for providing treats, refreshments, and door prizes for our 30+ AGM attendees.

 

⭐️ 2023 Nominations: Business of the Year⭐️

This award recognizes a local enterprise that goes above and beyond for Gabriola’s community and economy. This might include significant contributions to the economic health of the community, business growth, development of fresh and revitalized business practices and continuous contribution to the local community.

Recent winners include Nature Spirit Earth Market (2022), Page’s Resort Group (2021), and Woodfire Restaurant (2020).

2023 Nominees: Agi Hall Cafe, AngelStar Farms, Aquality Service, Arbutus Home Building Supplies, Blackfish Homes, Clean Slate Home Care, Coastal Community Credit Union, Colleen’s Home and Fashion, Free Spirit Gallery, Gabriola Automotive, Gabriola Disposal, Gabriola Plumbing, Gabriola Taxi Service, Ground Up Cafe & Catering, Grounds Control, GuitarWorks Gabriola, Gulf Island Builds, Hole In The Wall, Island Home & Garden, Island Meat & Deli, Kayan Custom Homes, Mad Rona’s Coffee Shop, Melissa’s Island Aesthetics & Hair, Nature Spirit Earth Market, North Road Sports, Nova Art Gallery and Boutique, Oceanside Electric, On Edge, Point 6 Acre Farm, Primo Exterior Cleaning, Raven Pet Foods, Rombough’s Auto Detailing, SleepDeprived Computer Techs, Slow Rise Bakery, Somerset Farm, Summer Rain, The Haven, Tuck Shop, Vancouver Island Regional Library – Gabriola Island branch, Vertical Edge Window Cleaning, Wooden Hanger, Woodfire Restaurant.

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⭐️ 2023 Nominations: Best New Business ⭐️

This award acknowledges an emerging and innovative sole proprietor or company that has been in operation for less than two years. This business exemplifies entrepreneurial spirit and vision, exceptional leadership with new products, services or processes and is recognized for their integrity and excellence in customer service.

Recent winners include Free Spirit Studio Gallery & Shop (2022), Gabriola Disposal (2021), and GIFT: Gulf Island Food Transport (2020).

2023 Nominees: Adam’s Organic Spice-T Life Potion, Agi Hall Cafe, Bruno’s Kitchen & Catering, Clean Slate Home Care, Cygnus Counselling, Gabriola Disposal, Gabriola Plumbing, Ground Up Cafe & Catering, GuitarWorks Gabriola, Gulf Island Builds, Hole in the Wall, Island Meat & Deli, Kayan Custom Homes, Melissa’s Island Aesthetics & Hair, Oceanside Electric, On Edge, ReLove Local, Rombough’s Auto Detailing, Slow Rise Bakery, Tuck Shop, Vertical Edge Window Cleaning.

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⭐️ 2023 Nominations: Under 40 Entrepreneur ⭐️

This award celebrates the outstanding achievement of an entrepreneur under the age of 40, who is successfully building their business on Gabriola. This person has earned a positive reputation on the island and is an inspiration for other visionaries, young and old.

Recent winners include Sarah Chiasson Flowers (2022), Aquality Service (2021), and Ground Up Cafe & Catering (2020).

2023 Nominees: Aquality Service, Clean Slate Home Care, Cygnus Counselling, Folklife Magazine, Good Earth Farms, Ground Up Cafe & Catering, GuitarWorks Gabriola, Gulf Island Builds, Island Doula, Jenn Knight Photography, Jose Vieira, Maxx’s kindling (Max Emerson), Melissa’s Island Aesthetics & Hair, Oceanside Electric, OPAL, S Artuso Photography, Sarah Chiasson Flowers, Tuck Shop, Vertical Edge Window Cleaning, Violet Moon Marketing.