Companies Up for Awards

Burnaby NOW, Saturday, October 15th, 2005

Two local businesses nominated for Visions of Excellence awards

It’s the Oscars for new small-business owners. And two Burnaby businesses are in the running at the Visions of Excellence 2005 Entrepreneur Awards.

The awards for some of the Lower Mainland’s hottest self-starters will be presented at special ceremonies on Oct. 19 at the Executive Inn in Coquitlam.

The awards, in seven categories, showcase the dramatic range of new businesses being developed across Greater Vancouver.

Among the nominees are:

* Burnaby’s Dena Leon is nominated in the Service Award category Leon operates Anywhere Auto Detail, a mobile vehicle detailing service. The company uses only environmentally friendly, silicone-free product s. For more information contact
* Nominated in the Consulting Award category is Lee-Anne Ragan, owner of Laughing Matters. Backed by 16 years of experience in communication and corporate training, Ragan’s company creates customized presentations that bring passion, play and humour to business training and team building projects. Find more information on Laughing Matters / Rock.Paper.Scissors at

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