A company that builds homes in Coquitlam and donates to community groups is up for three business excellence awards from the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce.

Last week, the association that advocates for more than 1,300 firms based in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra announced that Noura Homes had clinched nominations in three categories:

  • Business of the Year (11–29 employees)
  • Business Leader of the Year (Jamileh Askarian)
  • Green Business of the Year


Cassandra Curtis of Cassandra Cake Co. in Port Coquitlam is also finalist in the Business of the Year (11–29 employees), as well as for Young Professional of the Year.


And two Port Coquitlam city councillors are in the running for their businesses: Coun. Paige Petriw, founder of Spotlight Events; and Coun. Dean Washington, president of GRiP Tire & Auto.

The winners of the 2024 Business Excellence Awards will be named at a gala at The Show Theatre at Great Canadian Casino Vancouver, in Coquitlam, on April 27, 2024.

Our Chamber takes great pride in bringing together business and community leaders for a premier gala to celebrate outstanding organizations and individuals that demonstrate excellence in business and a passion for the community," said Chamber CEO Leslie Courchesne, in a news release.

Congratulations to all nominees, and my sincere thanks to everyone who put forward a nomination for the awards. We have so many deserving recipients in our communities.

The shortlist

Business of the Year (1–10 employees)

  • Code Ninjas Port Coquitlam
  • Olive The Best
  • Oliveira Funeral Home
  • Oxygen Yoga Port Moody
  • Samantha's Cleaning Services
  • Si Senior Taqueria Fiesta Mexicana
  • Spotlight Events
  • Synthesis Legal Law Corporation Ltd.
  • TruSisu Management Consulting Inc.


Business of the Year (11–29 employees)

  • Cassandra Cake Co.
  • Dinakis Mediterranean Grill
  • Doughnut Love
  • Garton & Harris, Barristers & Solicitors
  • Hillcrest and Parkland Players Ltd.
  • Noura Homes
  • Strawberries and Sunshine Wellness Collective


Business of the Year (30+ employees)

  • AG Care
  • Coquitlam Concrete
  • Creative Transportation Solutions Ltd.
  • John B Pub
  • Lordco Auto Parts
  • QMC Metering Solutions
  • Tom Lee Music


Business Leader of the Year

  • Jamileh Askarian, Noura Homes
  • Adina Diaconu, WESTPRO Physiotherapy
  • Kelly Fry, Kelly Fry Team
  • Samantha Lavoie, Samantha's Cleaning Services
  • Dean Washington, GRiP Tire & Auto
  • Jason Zanatta, Novoshield


Young Professional of the Year

  • Taryn Barker, The Little Butcher
  • Tali Campbell, Coquitlam Express Hockey
  • Cassandra Curtis, Cassandra Cake Co.
  • Jeff Curtis, Boro and Beyond
  • Navdeep Duggal, MNP
  • Chloe Goodison, NaloxHome
  • Kirstin Hepburn, Jacaranda Marketing
  • Hayley Knapp, Trans Mountain
  • Lauren Read, BTM Lawyers
  • Erin Scarlett, The Fountainhead Network
  • Patrick Wilson, Peter Kiewit Sons ULC
  • Becca Yu, Citadel Speech and Language Services Inc.


Not-For-Profit of the Year

  • Community Integration Services Society
  • Coquitlam Foundation
  • Low Entropy Foundation
  • PLEA Community Services
  • Société Francophone de Maillardville
  • Talitha Koum Society


Community Builder of the Year

  • Jennifer Blatherwick, ACCESS Youth Outreach Services
  • Steve Dowsley, Burb
  • Kathy Hiles, Doughnut Love
  • Valirie Peligrino, Excel Martial Arts Coquitlam
  • Shohreh Mansourian, Hillcrest and Parkland Players Ltd.
  • Tracy Price, RBC Wealth Management / YMCA BC


Green Business of the Year

  • Live for Tomorrow (LFT Group)
  • Moment Energy
  • Noura Homes
  • SynergyAspen Environmental Inc.


Original Article Source Credits: Tricity News

Article Written By: Janis Cleugh

Article Posted on: Dec 19, 2023

Link to Original Article:https://www.tricitynews.com/local-news/coquitlam-homebuilder-up-for-three-chamber-awards-in-business-excellence-8003481