Last updated: August 29, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 2, 2022 – The Family Business Association Vancouver Island (FBAVI)) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Family Business Excellence (FBE) Award and the Young Entrepreneur Award. The FBE Award is given annually by FBAVI to recognize, celebrate and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and the considerable contribution they make to both their local communities and our national economy. The Young Entrepreneur Award recognizes an outstanding young leader in the family business. The recognition for both awards from the Vancouver Island family business community is an honour and a privilege.

Past FBE Awards recipients include Butler Bros Supplies, Peppers Foods, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort; Proline Management; DriveWise BC; Titan Boats; Tru Value Foods; Wilson’s Transportation; Canada Homestay Network; Capital Iron; Country Grocer; McCall Gardens; Pacific Sands Resort; Robinson’s Outdoor Store; Monk Office and Accent Inns. The Young Entrepreneur award were given to Elspeth McGillivray (2021), Erin Boggs (2020); Andrew Wilson (2019) and Daisy Klaibert (2018).

On Wednesday, June 1st, the 2022 Awards night took place in Victoria, BC with the following achievements:

• 2022 FAMILY BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – MICHELL EXCAVATING

• 2022 FAMILY BUSINESS FINALIST

• 2022 YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR – SAMANTHA WILSON-NEWTON

A big thank you to:
• Our Platinum Event Sponsor – Dean Innes Realtor
• Dave Phillips at Caorda – www.caorda.com
• Showcase Awards and Recognition – www.showcaseawards.ca
• Union Club
• Jennifer Wilson – FBA Board Member and Managing Director of Canada Homestay Network as the evening MC.

About FBAVI
FBAVI is an energetic and dynamic organization filled with knowledgeable family businesses and advisors to family businesses. For 20 years they have focused on providing relevant educational events and a framework for peer support groups, recognizing that the challenges of operating a family-owned business are unique. Opportunities to mix and engage with other family businesses is often exactly what is needed to overcome the challenges of running a family business. It’s a way to find inspiration, ideas and energy from like-minded people who appreciate the opportunity to learn from each other.

More information: Bryan Burns, Executive Director, Family Business Association Vancouver Island:
250-532-2402 fba@familybusinessassociationvi.ca www.familybusinessassociationvi.ca