08 Nov 2016

Mapa Social gets nominated as one of Richmond’s most excellent businesses by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

The business excellence awards have honored the outstanding achievements of Richmond Businesses since 1977. This year, the Richmond Chamber will celebrate it’s 39th Annual Business Excellence Award at the River Rock Casino Resort on November 17th and we’re honored to have made the final 3 in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category!

For us is an honor and a very humbling experience to be selected as one of Richmond Most Excellent Businesses, said Maikel Parets, Mapa Social’s Principal Consultant and Owner.

The Richmond Chamber gathered nominations from the community and the 3 finalists were announced on October 20th at a reception hosted by the Quilchena Golf & Country Club.

After the selection, the finalists have a one on one interview with the Judges –a team made up of prominent local business owners and city officials to help select the top businesses in our community. The goal is to find out more about the business, why they deserve to win, how are they making an impact in the local community and their plan for growth.

The Richmond Chamber is also doing a 30 second promo video for all finalists to be played during the Gala on November 17th.

At Mapa Social, we couldn’t be more proud to be sharing the stage with such prominent businesses, regardless of the results, we’re honored to be here and we can’t wait until November 17th when they will reveal who got the top spot.

Here is the list of Richmond’s best businesses to be showcased


2016 Business Excellence Award Finalists:

Association of the Year
Richmond Youth Honour Choir (RYHC) under the Richmond Youth Choral Society
The Seafair Minor Hockey Association
Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives

Green Business of the Year
Nova Express Millennium Inc. dba Novex Delivery Solutions
Corvus Energy Inc.
Steveston Harbour Authority

Innovation of the Year
Ronin8 Technologies Ltd
Corvus Energy Inc.
Community Outreach Pharmacy

Leadership of the Year
Cleantech Service Group
Steveston Harbour Authority
Renaissance Kids Education Centres Ltd.

Workplace of the Year
Gilmore Gardens Seniors Community
Herbaland Naturals Inc

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
MRD Landscaping Inc
Mapa Social
Smokehouse Sandwich Corporation

New Business of the Year
Yuan’s Serendipity Cuisine Ltd.
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport
Arcadia Botanicals Inc.

Small Business of the Year
Jet Pet Resort
505 Ventures Ltd DBA 505-Junk
Le Gear Pelling Insurance Agencies Ltd

Mid-Size Business of the Year
Herbaland Naturals Inc
Nurse Next Door
Western Tank & Lining Ltd.

Large Business of the Year
Pacific Gateway Hotel
Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel
Cleantech Service Group