Business notes: Nomination deadline close for Commercial Building Awards

Business notes: Nomination deadline close for Commercial Building Awards

Organizers are expecting a larger than normal number of nominations for the 12th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards, set for April 4 at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay.

Commercial, industrial and revenue-producing projects, including renovations, from the Malahat to Port Hardy are up for these awards, and must have been completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

Nomination deadline is March 1.

There will be at least 11 commercial categories: mixed-use (commercial/residential); seniors housing; community institutional; community recreational; retail; industrial; multi-family; hospitality; commercial renovation/restoration; office; and green.

There will also be a Judges’ Choice Award for the best overall entry. Last year’s winner was the Twin Sails Buildings in Comox.

A select team of independent judges from the real estate industry will perform adjudication. Black Press is a Platinum Media Sponsor.

Tickets to the event, which is expected to be a sellout, are $125 plus tax, and are available at

For information and nomination forms, please contact Sue Lessard of VIREB at 250-390-4212 or visit

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Grant funding, up to $3,000 per event, is available to individual sports organizations and businesses to enhance sport tourism activity in the Cowichan region through the CVRD.

Applications for events taking place from July 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019 must be received by April 1, 2019. Eligible events include tournaments, championships, demonstrations, showcases and training camps that bring visitors to the Cowichan region.

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The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce has added four new members to its membership list.

All Canada Moving of Nanaimo was founded in 1995 and is a family owned and operated company. They are very community-orientated and care for the needs of the communities they serve across Vancouver Island. They are also an Agent of Allied Van Lines, who has served Nanaimo for over 50 years. Mike Belisle is the owner.

Bob Vanderford Photography of Mill Bay specializes in working with people, families and furry family members.

Vanderford creates portrait artwork that families can cherish for generations. Their passion is to help you feel beautiful in the moment as well as beyond your photo session.

Gerrits Plumbing and Piping Services of Crofton has over 25 years in the industry and is well equipped to safely help you with all of your piping or plumbing needs, 24/7. They are fully licensed and insured, and they value honesty, integrity and quality in all their competitively priced transactions.

Holly Dalrymple Graphic Design is another Crofton company that recently joined the Duncan Cowichan Chamber.

Holly Dalrymple Graphic Design has years of experience in advertising design that resonates with viewers. Holly provides a fresh, contemporary approach to strategic design for all types of design assets: advertising campaigns, branding, print layout, digital, social media design and web design.

The Ainslie recently opened at 161 Kenneth St. in Duncan.

The Ainslie promotes the bounty of produce and products produced in the Cowichan region while creating a relaxed and comfortable environment. Chef Ian Blom, owner and executive chef for The Ainlsie, was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley. Blom believes the Valley offers amazing products from which to create with. The Ainslie is happy to be participating in Dine Cowichan 2019!

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