In keeping with their annual tradition, The Comox Valley Home Based Business Association (CVHBBA) hosted its annual awards reception with seven Comox Valley business-owner members taking home honours in various categories.
The recipients of the 2010 CVHBBA awards include:
- Carolyn Touhey, SmartBiz Strategy–Business of the Year Award
- Terri Perrin, Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui–New Business Award
- Norman J. Wilson, Norman J. Wilson Photography—Members’ Choice Award
- Valerie Little, A Little Oil—Lawrence Belfrage Memorial Award (new this year)
- Nancy Farey (Interiors By Nancy) & Nadia Belfrage (Lots of Laughs)—Inspiration Award
- Ted Yells, Energy in Harmony Matrix Energetics—Innovation Award
Sandra Moses, president of the HBBA and co-owner of Ablaze Metal Art & Design, presided over the meeting and said, “It is a privilege to be among so many accomplished business owners who do so much to make this community great. These awards help acknowledge some standouts each year.”
In addition to the HBBA members and guests in attendance, Courtenay Mayor Greg Phelps, Comox Councilman Ken Grant, and CV Chamber representative Larry Seburn took time from their busy schedules to attend the meeting and congratulate the businesses owners for their success and impact on the Valley.
The CVHBBA, which started in 1998, provides networking opportunities for association members, encourages and assists members in their personal and professional growth, acts as an advocate to promote the growth and acceptance of home-based business in the Comox Valley, and participates in decision-making about economic development that affects the Valley. There are more than 75 association members representing a wide variety of businesses—from bookkeeping and marketing to interior design and travel services. www.CVHBBA.com.
(left-right) 2010 HBBA Award Recipients: Norman J. Wilson, Valerie Little, Nadia Belfrage, Carolyn Touhey, Nancy Farey, Terri Perrin, Ted Yells.