2018 Black Tie Awards & Auction - A Celebration Of Excellence
The 21st Black Tie Awards & Auction was certainly a celebration to remember and one that broke many records for the Chamber. We received the highest number of nominations in our history of recognizing business achievement, volunteerism and customer service in Cowichan. We welcomed 299 guests on the night – the most ever to attend the Awards. (Download the full Media Release here.)
The success of the Awards was made possible through the tremendous support of many – Presenting Sponsor Island Savings, Award Sponsors, Media Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Table Sponsors and contributors to the Silent Auction. Thank you for your partnership and collaboration!
Thanks to the Finalists, Lifetime Achiever, Dignitaries, emcees and guests who joined us at Brentwood College School – the energy in the room was amazing!
2018 Black Tie Awards - Finalists & Winners
There were three Finalists in each of the eight categories and all 24 (left) were honoured with framed certificates and glowing tributes from sponsors and judges. The Winners (below) were announced later in the evening.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Stormin' Norm Jackson
Customer Service Award
Elly Ruge, Cowichan Auto Repair
Volunteer of the Year Award
Anne Balding & Claudia Roland
Meals on the Ground
Green Business Award
John & Katy Ehrlich
Alderlea Farm Cafe
Young Entrepreneur Award
Victory Barber & Brand North
Art in Business Award
Steps Ahead Dance
Business Achievement 1 - 10 Employees Award
Aly Tomlin, Ralf Rosenke, & Morgan Moreira
Riot Brewing Company
Business Achievement 11 - 19 Employees Award
Taiji Brand Group
Business Achievement 20+ Employees Award
Black Tie Awards 2018 - Nominees Announced
We are excited to announce the nominees for the 2018 Black Tie Awards. 2018 marks the greatest number of nominations ever received in Black Tie history - 155 nominations. Now that all the nominations are confirmed and the Chamber has collected further information from the nominators, we will start the process to select Finalists in each Award category. Thank you Cowichan for taking the time to nominate a person or organization deserving of recognition. And congratulations to the nominees for your dedication to our community.
"Stormin' " Norm Jackson Receives 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Norm Jackson. Mr. Jackson is being honoured for significant and lasting contributions to Cowichan during for his extensive volunteer work for the Cowichan Hospital Foundation, Cowichan Golfers Against Cancer, Cowichan Women Against Violence, Kid Sport and many other organizations. As the General Manager and Head Pro at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club, Mr. Jackson has earned multiple industry awards with his team at the club’s Golf Shop, and has twice been honoured as the BC PGA Pro of the Year.
The Chamber will formally present the Award at the Black Tie Awards & Auction on Sat. Apr. 7/18 at Brentwood College School.