2013 Business Recognition Awards

Last month, Advisory Planning Commission (APC) members participated in the annual Business Recognition Tour. The purpose of the tour is to grade commercial and industrial businesses in Kitimat based on a number of categories which are tallied and added up to award outstanding businesses in the community.

For 2013, it was decided that Service Centre and City Centre would have separate categories, each with their own winners. The areas in which businesses were graded were: (1) tidy/neat appearance, (2) building design/finishes, (3) signage, (4) display window, (5) landscaping, (6) refuse storage, (7) visible civic address, (8) overall appearance.

The tour was conducted September 17. The winners are as follows:

City Centre  
Dairy Queen  Winner Overall and Winner Most Improved
Tim Hortons Honourable Mention
Subway Honourable Mention
Envision Financial Honourable Mention
A&W Honourable Mention
Service Centre  
Lapointe Engineering Winner Overall
Chevron Cardlock Winner Most Improved
Technicon Winner Most Improved
101 Industries Honourable Mention
Kildala Grocery Honourable Mention
Kitimat Lodge Honourable Mention
Pyrotech Honourable Mention


William deHoog of Dairy Queen (left), Winner Overall and Winner Most Improved for City Centre businesses, accepting the award from APC Chair Jim Young.