Recipients of the 2019 Spike Business Awards

At a gala held at Port Moody City Hall on October 17, 2019, the City announced the winners of the 2019 Spike Business Awards and celebrated Port Moody businesses for their contributions to the community.

“This year’s winners were selected from an outstanding field of 83 businesses that received nominations from Port Moody residents,” said Councillor Hunter Madsen, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, “and this year they were competing in an exciting new range of categories that brought out an even more diverse range of competitors. Although they were nominated in different categories, our winners are united in their creativity and innovation, their commitment to customer service excellence, and their desire to give back to the community.”

“Congratulations and thank you to all of our winners, finalists, and nominees,” said Mayor Rob Vagramov. “Our business owners and operators are the backbone of our local economy, and they make a difference in our community in so many ways. Their achievements are a huge part of what makes Port Moody such an amazing place.”

Here are the Spike Business Awards winners for 2019:

Arts in Business
Winner: Gallery Bistro
Finalists: Little Gypsy’s Fine Jewelry, Sinister Skin

Business of the Year
Winners: Redstamp, Rocky Point Ice Cream
Finalist: Butter Studios

Environmental Leadership
Winner: Port Moody Refillery
Finalists: Sugaring Change, Healing Paws Veterinary Clinic

Inclusive Excellence
Winner: Gabi & Jules Handmade Pies
Finalists: Sugaring Change, Little Gypsy’s Fine Jewelry

New Business:
Winner: Build a Biz Kids
Finalists: Who Let the Dogs Out, Vela Academy of Movement

Young Entrepreneur
Winner: Taryn Barker (The Little Butcher)
Finalists: Adina Diaconu (Westpro Physiotherapy), Milena Canta (Vela Academy of Movement)

The City’s Economic Development Committee selects the winners, based on nominations received from the public. Port Moody’s Spike Business Awards are presented each year during, or in advance of, BDC Small Business Week in Canada.