SURREY, B.C. — Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, has announced the winners of the 2018 Fan Choice Awards, and among them are two buzzing Surrey businesses: La Belle Vie, a home décor store in Cloverdale, and The Sweat Box, a personal training and boot camp studio in South Surrey.
“The staff at La Belle Vie would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us,” says Owner Jane Kramer. “We are so thankful for our loyal customers and their continued support. Many thanks to Envision Financial for recognizing businesses in Cloverdale!”
La Belle Vie is a home décor store that offers unique decorating and jewellery items. Thanks to Kramer’s expert curation, La Belle Vie has emerged as a go-to gift store in the Lower Mainland, regularly welcoming both locals and visitors to the Cloverdale area.
These Surrey businesses are two of several small and mid-sized businesses throughout British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley that have been recognized in the Fan Choice Awards.
“Our healthy economy here in B.C. is due, in part, to our robust small business sector,” says Avi Kay, regional manager, business banking with Envision Financial. “In fact, since 2014 our province has been a national leader in the growth of the number of small businesses. Looking at the Fan Choice Awards, it’s clear that attitudes towards local and independent businesses are more positive than ever, as reflected in the many supportive comments and votes from community members.”
About the Fan Choice Awards
Now in its third year, the Fan Choice Awards celebrate small- to medium-sized businesses located in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Hosted on the Envision Financial Facebook page, the Awards invite social media users to vote for their favourite local and independent businesses that provide a product or service that is second to none.
This year, out of the hundreds of votes received between Sep. 10-30, four businesses were recognized with top honours in each of the three categories: Best Food & Drink, Best Retail Store, and Best Beauty & Wellness.
This year’s full list of winning businesses include:
Best Food & Drink:
harvest store + café, Chilliwack
Paliotti’s Italian Restaurant, Maple Ridge
Raven’s Nest Cafe, Langley
The Wooden Spoon Co., White Rock
Best Retail Store:
Black Bond Books, Maple Ridge
La Belle Vie, Surrey
Spruce Collective, Abbotsford
The Button Box Boutique, Chilliwack
Best Beauty & Wellness:
Ascend Fitness, Chilliwack
Envision Fitness, Pitt Meadows
Oxygen Yoga & Fitness – Walnut Grove, Langley
The Sweat Box, Surrey
About Envision Financial
Envision Financial is a premier provider of banking, investment and insurance services for residents and businesses throughout the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and Kitimat regions. As a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union with 54 branches and 39 insurance offices throughout the province, Envision Financial brings innovative products, an extensive branch network and local decision making to the banking experience. Visit envisionfinancial.ca for more information.