Business Excellence Awards

Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards

27th Annual Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards

Presented by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and The Abbotsford News.

The Business Excellence Awards recognize outstanding organizations and individuals in Abbotsford that strive for excellence in our community. Business Excellence Award recipients are Leaders in their industry with a commitment to Customer Service, a concern for the Community, and a passion for Innovation.

Nominations are now closed. 

This year’s nomination categories are:


Home-Based Business Excellence –  This award honours a licensed, home-operated, business where the proprietor experiences the rewards and challenges of operating a business from their home.  The recipient demonstrably shows, by proficient practices, that their business in not a hobby.  The recipient conducts their business with professionalism and integrity with a strong focus on customer service.  

 Tourism Excellence –  Awarded to a hospitality-tourism business or organization that provides exemplary service, products, or attractions to Abbotsford visitors. This business strengthens the vision of Abbotsford as a destination with their product/service. The recipient has demonstrated outstanding achievement in a restaurant, hotel or recreation sector. The recipient is an Abbotsford tourism leader who actively encourages the growth of Abbotsford.  

 Manufacturing & Production Excellence – Awarded to an Abbotsford manufacturer or producer, big or small, operating in any industry sector.  The award recognizes businesses that are using effective strategies to improve competitiveness and profitability. The recipient is on the leading edge of best practices and constantly updates processes to remain competitive and profitable.   

 Consumer Services Excellence – This award recognizes a company that provides services in the business-to-consumer sector. The recipient demonstrates a consistent adherence to excellent business practices necessary to deliver the highest quality service and support to their customers.  The recipient company executes best practices in all areas of their operation to ensure the maximization of their capabilities and capacity.   

 Indigenous Business of the Year –  This award recognizes a company that is indigenous-owned and operated that is demonstrating excellence in any industry sector. The business must be at least 51% Indigenous-owned and operated 

 Agricultural & Agri-Business Excellence –  This award recognizes excellence in the Agriculture and Agri-Business sector.  The recipient is an agricultural-focused business that consistently demonstrates achievement in the area of their business focus.  The recipient has the characteristics of a successful business with diversification, innovation, sound business practices, workplace safety, and community involvement as part of their corporate identity.  

 Entrepreneur of the Year – This award recognizes an entrepreneur who has built a successful business, either as a startup or a scaled venture. The recipient inspires others with their vision, leadership, and achievement.  This award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing, and dynamic businesses. 

 Non-Profit Organization of the Year –  This award recognizes excellence in the Non-Profit sector.  Open to any organization that is a not-for-profit organization, society, or charity dedicated to making a difference within the sphere of their stated goals and objectives.  The recipient has an outstanding record of achievement and meets the highest ethical standards of the non-profit community.  The recipient shows a high level of care and concern for the community and has elements of social enterprise in their corporate culture. 

 Business of Doing Good  –  This award recognizes excellence in community impact by a private-sector business.  The recipient is recognized as a leader, with a solid reputation, in the community, as well as with the public at large.  The recipient is able to demonstrate a tangible and sustained impact on environmental, social, or governance indicators.  

 New Business of the Year Awarded to a business established within the last 3 years in Abbotsford, that has demonstrated outstanding characteristics in key areas of business performance measurements.  The recipient demonstrates leadership, innovation, and sound management practices culminating in exceptional outcomes.  The recipient shows a high degree of professionalism and an entrepreneurial approach, which underpins their success.  The recipient is considered a rising leader in their field of expertise or industry sector.  This recipient is able to demonstrate significant business success, indicated by the achievement of goals and targets, along with a clear vision for the future.   

 Established Business of the Year  – Awarded to a business with full-time employees that has been established for more than three years.  The recipient demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and performance in key measures of business success.  The recipient is a leader in their field of expertise or industry sector.  The recipient business shows a substantiated history as an established business while exhibiting sustainable growth over numerous business cycles.  The recipient shows a passion for innovation and adopting a process of continuous improvement.   

 Company of Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Award Awarded to an outstanding professional or entrepreneur under the age of 40. The recipient inspires others with their vision, leadership, and achievement.  This award celebrates those who are employed by or building and leading successful, growing, and dynamic businesses.  


Past Business Excellence Awards Recipients:

2022 Awards

Home-Based Business Excellence – Walk-In Tubs Fraser Valley

Tourism Excellence – EcoDairy

Manufacturing & Production Excellence – New World Technologies Inc.

Agricultural & Agri-Business Excellence – Janzen Poultry

Consumer Services Excellence (1-5 Employees) – Kelson Group

Consumer Services Excellence (6+ Employees) – Hub Motor Service

Entrepreneur of the Year – Jenna Robins

Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Archway Community Services

Corporate Social Responsibility – Little Sprout Cafe

New Business of the Year – MAG Security Ltd.

Established Business of the Year (1-19 Employees) – Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill

Established Business of the Year (20+ Employees) – Clearway Car & Truck Rentals

2021 Awards

Home-Based Business Excellence – Phone Doctor

Entrepreneur of the Year – Amanda Mango

Agricultural & Agri-Business Excellence – AgPro West Supply Ltd.

Consumer Services Excellence – Stan Wiebe Real Estate Services – Re/Max Little Oak Realty Abbotsford

Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Communitas Supportive Care Society

Corporate Social Responsibility – Longboard Products

2020 Awards

Innovation Excellence – Ravens Brewing Company

Community Contribution – Zone Garage Fraser Valley

Frontline Excellence – Patna Sweets & Restaurant

Outstanding Support – Nature’s Pickin’s Market

2019 Awards

Home-Based Business Excellence – Champagne Dreams

Tourism Excellence – Maan Farms Country Experience

Manufacturing and Production Excellence – Hub Fire Engines & Equipment

Agricultural and Agri-Business Excellence – Taves Family Farms

Consumer Services Excellence (1-5 Employees) – Lully’s Food Experience

Consumer Services Excellence (6+ Employees) – Ambition Salon

 Business Services Excellence – Zone Garage

 U-40 Entrepreneur of the Year – David Harris

Non–Profit Organization of the Year – Abbotsford Hospice Society

Dave Holmberg Community Builder of the Year – Christine Wiebe

 Corporate Social Responsibility – Van Belle Nursery

New Business of the Year – Ashdown Capital

Established Business of the Year (1-19 Employees) – First Page Marketing

Established Business of the Year (20+ Employees) – Klassic Catering