The Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce received a record number of nominees for the Westside Business Awards this year and the results are in.
Westside Business Award Winners
Best in Business: Nicola Wealth Management
Best Business Person: Michael Gokturk, Payfirma Corporation
Best New Entrepreneur: Lorenzo Bottazzi, The BiBo Restaurant
Best Restaurant: Hapa Izakaya
Best Retailer: Zulu Records
Best Community Spirit: Raymond Greenwood, Mr. Fireworks
Best Green Business: Recycle-Now
Best Not-For-Profit: West Side Family Place
The KCC announced the winners at a swanky evening awards event, held at the contemporary Jewel Ballroom February 23. Lululemon founder Chip Wilson was honoured with The Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. Wilson shared his insights and inspiration to the local business community.
Find out more about the KCC here.
Now in its 8th year, The Westside Business Awards (WBA) of Distinction by Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce is a prestigious event celebrating the brightest and best of our local businesses. While the WBA shindig at the glam Jewel Ballroom doesn’t take place until February 23, nominations and prize donations are now open, so put on your thinking cap and then have your say.
Categories include Best Retailer, Best Community Spirit, Best Restaurant, Best in Business, Best Business Person, Best New Entrepreneur, Best Green Business and Best Not-for-Profit. Nominate your favourite local businesses and business people here.
Just like the annual Christmas tree lighting in Rockefeller Center in New York City, you can be part of Vancouver Westside first Christmas tree lighting and festivities at the Boathouse Restaurant on Kits Beach.
On Saturday, December 10th join the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce and the Boathouse Restaurant for appetizers, refreshments and family activities as they light a 30 foot Christmas Tree.
The event runs from 5:00pm to 10:oopm but the tree lighting is at 6:00pm.
Calling all Westside business owners and professionals. The newly rejuvenated Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce (KCC) is holding a Wine, Cheese and Cholocate Masquerade Oct. 27, at the Museum of Vancouver.
As the title implies, guests can sip on old world Italian wines and a curated selection of BC wines while nibbling on chocs and cheese. KCC events are a luxe way to network with the right people and find out what tools are available for your Kits business and/or career.
Don’t let the masquerade element intimidate you. If you don’t have a Venice-worthy diguise, they’ll be passing out free masks at the door. Dress is semiformal. I also hear there’s going to be a chocolate fountain and fun photo opps with sporty vehicles provided by Ferrari Maserati Vancouver.
Tix are $39.99 for members and $59.99 for future members. Get them from the KCC here.