Nominees sought for BE awards

Organizers of the 14th annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards want to know which is the best business on this Island.

Which is the best business on Vancouver Island, in which category? Organizers and sponsors of the 14th annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards (VIBEAs) want to find out, as the call for nominations has been issued for the popular event, taking place January 23, 2014, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo.

“The Business Excellence Awards has been a ‘can’t miss’ date on the calendar of events on Vancouver Island since our very first one in 1999,” said Robert MacDonald of Business Examiner Vancouver Island, founder of the event.

The event, sponsored by RBC Royal Bank, has its nominations open until Dec. 15.

“We wanted to create an event that celebrated the very best of business on the Island and it has been that, and more,” he said.

“Each year we’re amazed at the quality and volume of businesses competing … and we expect that momentum to build quickly for this years’ event.”

“There are always a number of surprises when it comes time to announce the winners,” said MacDonald.

“The judges have a tough task ahead of them to determine which business stands out above the crowd in their category. Some of the success stories are simply amazing.”

VIBEA winners will be announced in the February issue of the Business Examiner. A souvenir book will be printed and put online to commemorate the event, and winners may use the VIBEA logo. For more information about the event, or sponsorship, contact Robert MacDonald at 250-758-2684. To nominate a business, visit www.businessvi.ca/events  and download a nomination form.