Blue Toque wins 2011 New Business of the Year

What is this award all about?

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce has been presenting the New Business of the Year award since 1987 with the first recipient being Images School of Beauty.

Nomination criteria for the New Business of the Year award is as follows: must be less than four years in business, have shown outstanding potential for continued growth, demonstrates a willingness to employ locally and be involved in our community.

The 2010 recipient of this award was Locals Restaurant.

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce and Presley & Partners are pleased to present the 2011 award to Blue Toque Sports Swap.

Blue Toque Background

Blue Toque Sports Swap is a small but rapidly growing used and consignment sports store located in downtown Courtenay. The business serves a large cross section of people by providing an economical sports clothing and equipment option. This business meaningfully enhances the Comox Valley community through local employment, recycle/reuse mandate, and affordable access to sports and recreation. The Blue Toque has sponsored a long list of sports teams throughout the valley and donates to various sporting events and festivals. Owners Salinas and Paul LaPerriere have demonstrated a high regard for honourable business practices while remaining determined to provide more people with the opportunity to participate in sports. With Sales up 300% between the first and third years, the Blue Toque Sports Swap shows potential for even more growth in the coming years.

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