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Business Excellence Awards

Thank-you Tofino for another amazing evening at the 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards. This event is a fundraiser for the Tofino Ambassador Program and this year we partnered with Central Westcoast Forest Society to do a Casino Night to benefit that organization as well.

Congratulations to everyone nominated in each of our 8 categories. The awards are decided by both online voting and through the work of a panel of judges.

These awards are for the best businesses and organizations of 2018. And the winners are:

Customer Service Excellence: Long Beach Lodge Resort

Employee of the Year: Madi Greyson, Tofino Brewing Company

Green Business of the Year: Ocean Outfitters Tofino Adventures

Non-Profit of the Year: Central Westcoast Forest Society

Best New Business: Summit Bread co.

Best Small Business: Picnic Charcuterie

Best Business: Chocolate Tofino

Business Leader of the Year: Duane Bell, Rhino Coffee House

Thanks to all who attended and made this event another one for the books!

Photos: Paul Levy

Nominees for the 2019 Tofino Business Excellence Awards

Best New Business of 2018: 
Summit Bread co.
Sound Skincare

Small Business of the Year 2018:
Merge / Curated handmade goods
Lil' Ronnie's Backyard BBQ
Picnic Charcuterie
Mark Hobson Wildlife and Landscape Artist

Business of the Year 2018: 
Chocolate Tofino
Shelter Restaurant

Customer Service Excellence: 
Long Beach Lodge Resort
Ocean Outfitters Tofino Adventures
Hello Nature

Business Leader of the Year Award: 
Duane Bell, Rhino Coffee House
Lisa Ahier, SOBO

Non-Profit of the Year: 
Central Westcoast Forest Society
Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild
Carving on the Edge Festival

Employee of the Year: 
Madi Greyson, Tofino Brewing Company
Ross McKenzie, Mackenzie Beach Resort
Trevor Peulen, Long Beach Lodge Resort
Laura Peake, TacoFino - Tofino

Green Business of the Year: 
Ocean Outfitters Tofino Adventures
Petrichor Hair Workshop
Tofino Cake Studio


2019 platinum level Event sponsors:

Gold Level Sponsors:



Harbour Air Seaplanes

Bronze Level Sponsors: