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Nominations Now Being Accepted For The Family Business Excellence Award & Young Entrepreneur Award 2019

VICTORIA, August 28, 2018 – The Family Business Association Vancouver Island (FBA VI)) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Family Business Excellence (FBE) Award and the Young Entrepreneur Award. The FBE Award is given annually by FBA VI 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: 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 first Young Entrepreneur award was given to Daisy Klaibert in February 2018.

Nominations are being accepted until October 12, 2018. The celebration gala will take place on February 13, 2019 at the Union Club in Victoria, BC.

Family Business Excellence Award Eligibility: An applicant must be a Vancouver Island-based “family-owned business”.   A “Family Business” is defined as a business that has one of the following characteristics: 1) has been owned and operated by different generations of a family, or 2) where the potential exists for ownership to be passed on to another family member, or 3) more than one member of a family has active employment in an organization owned by a family.

Young Entrepreneur Award Eligibility: An applicant must be an individual 35 years of age or younger who has been involved in a family business on Vancouver Island for a minimum of three years.

Nominating a Family Business and a Young Entrepreneur:

To nominate a family business or young entrepreneur, (self-nominations are welcome) visit the FBA VI Website at www.familybusinessassociationvi.ca or contact Bernadine Rudichuk, Executive Director, at 250-532-2402 ~ info@fbavancouverisland.ca.

About FBA VI

FBA VI is an energetic and dynamic organization filled with knowledgeable family businesses and advisors to family businesses. For 19 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.

Event PLATINUM Sponsor: Black Press. GOLD Sponsors: Business Examiner; CIBC; Country Grocer; Country Grocer Salt Spring Island; Wilson’s Transportation & Hot House Marketing.

More information: Bernadine Rudichuk, Executive Director, Family Business Association Vancouver Island:

250-532-2402   info@fbavancouverisland.ca   www.familybusinessassociationvi.ca