Council presents 2020 Spike Business Awards to winners via in-person visits

This week members of Council presented the 2020 Spike Business Awards during in-person visits to each winner’s place of business. 

The Spike Business Awards celebrate the contribution of small businesses to the local community. The awards are typically presented at a City Hall gala during BDC Small Business Week but this year each award was handed out separately at the winner’s place of business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Big congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Spike Business Awards, and to all those nominated,” says Mayor Rob Vagramov. “Our Economic Development Committee was once again faced with tough choices, with deserving business owners who have continued to deliver goods and services, keep people employed, and innovate - all in the face of challenging times.” 

Here are the winners and finalists for 2020: 

Arts in Business
Winner: Little Gypsy’s Fine Jewelry, Gifts & Gallery
Finalists: Rocky Point Ice Cream, the Stitchery Sewing Studio 

Business of the Year
Winner: Butter Studios
Finalists: Colwin Electrical Group, Elderberry Floral

Environmental Leadership
Winner: SynergyAspen Environmental
Finalist: LFT Group Brands

Inclusive Excellence
Winner: Inlet Community Birth Program
Finalists: Rock & Roll Driving School, Sugaring Change 

New Business:
Winner: Bump Physio & Co.
Finalists: Cocoaro, Olive the Best 

Young Entrepreneur
Winner: Milena Canta (Vela Academy of Movement)
Finalists: Justin Levine (Golbey Law), Sydney van Alstyne and Victoria Petriw (Port Moody & Co.) 

Visit to see photos of this year’s winners receiving their awards. 

The City’s Economic Development Committee selects the winners based on nominations received from the public.