Gala shines light on business best

The Port McNeill Chamber will host its annual recognition of excellence awards gala on Oct. 21.

  • Oct. 19, 2016 1:00 p.m.

On Oct. 21 the stars will be visibly shining in Port McNeill.

That’s the evening the Chamber will host its annual Recognition of Excellence Awards Gala honouring the best of business and community accomplishments.

“It’s a fantastic time for people to come together to recognize and honour those in the community who have shown themselves to be exemplary,” said President Gaby Wickstrom.

“It’s not about the winning of an award, it’s about celebrating one another and acknowledging that whether you win or lose, it was an honour just to be nominated.”

This year the Chamber is changing things a bit by having a guest motivational speaker. Steven Falk is known within the industry as a person who is able to motivate and equip teams to achieve a high degree of success within their organizations.

“We had no problem getting corporate sponsorships for our internationally recognized guest speaker,” said Wickstrom.

Strategic Natural Resource Consultants, Western Forest Product, Grieg Seafood and Marine Harvest have all agreed to be platinum sponsors, covering the cost of Steve Falk’s speaking engagement.

The gala will be held Friday night, Oct. 21 at the Port McNeill Lions Hall from 6-9:30 p.m.

There will be a silent auction, guest speaker and awards presentation with dinner catered by The Sportsman Restaurant. Tickets are available for purchase from Flora Borealis at $50 each (cash only).

Seating is limited to 100; early ticket purchase is recommended. If you are interested in paying by credit card or e-transfer, you can contact Gaby Wickstrom at 250-230-9952. For more information about the nominees you can go to the Chamber’s website:


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