And the 2013 Royal City Builders Awards Nominees are: September 16, 2013

42nd Annual Royal City Builders Awards

The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce and the City of New Westminster are pleased to announce the 42nd Annual Royal City Builders Awards. These awards recognize outstanding achievement in modern development, heritage preservation, accessibility improvements and sustainability.

The Modern Awards acknowledge architects, designers and builders of high quality residential, commercial, and institutional development in the City. The Heritage Awards recognize efforts to preserve New Westminster’s heritage through restoration and renovation of existing homes as well as new construction.

Since 2002, the Royal City Builders Awards has also included a Universal Access Awards. This award recognizes businesses and institutions that have contributed uniquely and significantly to improve access for all New Westminster residents and visitors.

The Sustainability Award acknowledges cleaner and healthier communities by recognizing developments that incorporate various sustainable features and initiatives in to their projects.

All awards will be presented at the Royal City Builders Awards Gala Dinner, to be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Inn at the Quay. Tickets are available from the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce. This year’s guest speaker is Robert Fung founder and President of the Salient Group.

For more information on the awards, please contact the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce at 604-521-7781 or the City of New Westminster Development Services Department, Planning at 604-515-3767.

Nominees in the Modern Development category are:

 

Modern Residential

  • ·         215 and 245 Brookes Street, Duo at Port Royal
  • ·         709 Twelfth Street, The Shift
  • ·         423 Eighth Street, Moody Park Homes

 

Commercial Renovation

  • ·         50 Eighth Street, Old Spaghetti Factory Patio
  • ·         110 -66 Tenth Street, Chronic Tacos
  • ·         326 Columbia Street, Taverna Greka
  • ·         337 Sixth Street, Head to Toe Spa
  • ·         390 800 Columbia St, Landmark Cinemas

 

Modern Commercial

  • ·         811 Columbia Street, Shops at New West
  • ·         403 Sixth Street, Noort Homes Building Façade Renovations

 

Modern Institutional

  • ·         88 Sixth Street, Sprott Shaw Community College
  • ·         91 Courtney Crescent, FW Howay School Renovations
  • ·         217 – 610 Sixth Street, Fraser North Kidney Care Clinic and Community Dialysis Unit
  • ·         320 – 800 Carnarvon Street, CG Masters School
  • ·         330 East Columbia Street, Royal Columbian Hospital GI Clinic
  • ·         330 East Columbia Street, Royal Columbian Hospital Medical Imaging Multipurpose Room
  • ·         750 Carnarvon, Seniors Services Society

 

Nominees in the Heritage Development category are:

 

Exterior Heritage Restoration (The Heritage Shield)

  • ·         217Queens Avenue
  • ·         213 Fifth Avenue
  • ·         227 Regina Street

 

Exterior Heritage Renovation

  • ·         101 Agnes Street
  • ·         119 Seventh Avenue
  • ·         123 Seventh Avenue
  • ·         333 Arbutus Street

 

New Home that Respects New Westminster Heritage

  • ·         239 Osborne Avenue
  • ·         833 Fourteenth Street

 

Nominees in the Universal Access category are:

 

Universal Access Business:

  • ·         337 Sixth Street, Head to Toe Spa
  • ·         390 800 Columbia St, Landmark Cinemas
  • ·         811 Columbia Street, Shops at New West
  • ·         326 Columbia Street, Taverna Greka

 

Universal Access Facility:

  • ·         217 – 610 Sixth Street, Fraser North Kidney Care Clinic and Community Dialysis Unit
  • ·         750 Carnarvon, Seniors Services Society
  • ·         88 Sixth Street, Sprott Shaw Community College

 

Nominees in the Sustainability category are:

  • ·         215 and 245 Brookes Street, Duo at Port Royal
  • ·         423 Eighth Street, Moody Park Homes
  • ·         217 – 610 Sixth Street, Fraser North Kidney Care Clinic and Community Dialysis Unit
  • ·         750 Carnarvon, Seniors Services Society
  • ·         88 Sixth Street, Sprott Shaw Community College
  • ·         390 – 800 Columbia St, Landmark Cinemas
  • ·         403 Sixth Street, Noort Homes Building Façade Renovations

New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Wins Provincial Communications Award September 16, 2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Wins Provincial Communications Award

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 New Westminster, September 16, 2013 – This past Saturday the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce won a BC Chamber Executives Communications Award in Vernon BC.

 

Annually many of the 120 Chambers in British Columbia assemble for the association’s Annual General Meeting. At a gala ceremony a select number of Chambers in BC are recognized for their communications strategies and their outreach in the City’s they serve.

 

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our communications efforts in New Westminster.” says Cori Lynn Germiquet, Executive Director. “Our communications strategy is very inclusive and it includes many tactics, but we would not be as successful if it were not for our media partners The New West NewsLeader and the Royal City Record. They are a big reason for our success!”

 

A few of the highlights of the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Communications include:

 

  • Ø  A NEW  Website
  • Ø  Monthly newspaper features in the New Westminster Newsleader
  • Ø  A social media strategy
  • Ø  Monday Memos sent weekly to 2300 businesses
  • Ø  Regular Surveys and Polls
  • Ø  Pattullo Bridge Dialogues, Focus Groups and Research
  • Ø  New West WINS Research Document
  • Ø  Networking Sessions
  • Ø  130 Reasons to do Business in New Westminster Campaign
  • Ø  Doing Business in New Westminster Magazine

 

 

The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for business people to work together to create a strong and vibrant economy and enhance the quality of life in our community. The Chamber reduces barriers to business, opens new markets for business, provides a cohesive business network and provides programs and services which have a positive impact on your bottom line.