Annual Community Awards


Nominations for Annual awards have closed. Nominees and finalists will be announce before Christmas.

Business Leadership Award 

Sponsored by First Credit Union & Insurance

Business of the Year Award
Sponsored by MNP LLP

Citizen of the Year (Lifetime Achievement)
Sponsored by Canadian Tire


Customer Service Award
Sponsored by Robbins & Company

Family First Award (formerly Employee's Choice) 
Sponsored by the  Comox Valley Child Development Association

Food and Farm Business Award
Sponsored by Local's Restaurant

Heritage Recognition Award
Sponsored by Waypoint Insurance

New Business of the Year 

Sponsored by Presley & Partners

Not for Profit Organization Award

Small Business of the Year Award
Sponsored by Peninsula Co-op

Sustainability Award
Sponsored by West Coast Expeditions

NEW AWARD! 2016 is the first year for this award

Tech & Innovation Award
Sponsored by OnDeck Systems

Young Entrepreneur Award
Sponsored by Wedler Engineering

Youth Leadership Award
Sponsored by NIC School of Business

President's Merit Award

Sponsored by North Island College

United Riders of Cumberland - 2015 Award Recipient

This award is given out by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is not open to Nominations.


Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important Community Event by nominating a
Business, Organization or Individual!
Nomination are closed. All nominees and finalists will be announced before Christmas.

Tickets for the 2016 Annual Awards Gala are on sale. Visit the Annual Awards ticket Page HERE to purchase tickets and tables.



Nomination Guidelines:

  • No self nominations please.
  • When completing the nomination, it is of the utmost importance to include detailed contact and background information for the nominee.
  • The information should match directly with the award criteria and you must provide written examples.
  • Incomplete nominations will not be forwarded to the selection committee. We appreciate that it can take some time and effort.  Assume the selection committee does not know the individual, business or organization being nominated and they require as much information as possible to make a fair and knowledgeable selection.
  • Recipients are chosen by how well their achievements match with the criteria, and are not based on the number of nominations submitted.
  • Nominees are required to be residents of Comox Valley; however, they are not required to be members of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce.
  • Nominees in most categories will be contacted and asked for background information and a minimum of one letter of reference.

Please check back with this page for a complete list of nominees after December 2nd.

Nominations are forwarded to a Selection Committee who will make a decision on the top three finalists in each category along with the award recipient.  The Nomination window closes December 2, 2016. The final recipient for the award is kept strictly confidential until the night of the Award Gala.  The awards will be presented on stage at the Annual Awards Gala Evening on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Tickets will go on sale the end of November.



 A look back at the 2014 Annual Community Awards:

Annual Awards Midnight in Gotham Intro from Unveil Studios on Vimeo.

Chamber Group Insurance