Family Business Excellence Awards

Celebrate with us on February 8th!

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This event is SOLD OUT. Inquire to be placed on the waitlist for openings:

FBA is pleased to announce that Drive Wise British Columbia and Titan Boats tied for the Family Business Excellence (FBE) Awards.

Mike Geric Construction was selected as the finalist.

Daisy Klaibert of Beacon Hill Wealth Management was selected as the recipient of our first Young Entrepreneur Award.

(see news release at the bottom of this flier)

Join us for a celebratory evening on Thursday, February 8th!

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Daisy Klaibert, Young Entrepreneur Award Recipient, is responsible for providing client services and business development for her family business, Beacon Hill Wealth Management. They have identified a niche market servicing client with cross-border needs. Daisy is an excellent example of maintaining the work-life balance as a young mother and is an encouragement for other young women to become entrepreneurs.

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DriveWise BC is the largest driving school in British Columbia and the leader in driver training in the province. Founded by Arthur and Pat Harris more than 40 years ago, the family business with a head office in Victoria, now has four additional locations, has taught more than 50,000 drivers of all ages, offering a total of 900,000 lessons.

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Titan Boats began in the basement of founder John Stanner’s home. John saw a need for a more durable product to offer the local Victoria eco-tourism industry. Titan has produced over 400 vessels to date that are still in operation. Titan currently employs 30 full-time staff including five family members.

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Mike Geric Construction, FBE finalist, was founded by Mike Geric in 1968 to build quality homes in Saanich. In the almost 50 years since, the Geric family has built more than 1,500 homes and grown their company into a leader in the industry.

Sponsor Recognition Ceremony

Thank you to all sponsors who are making our 2017/18 programming possible. We look forward to recognizing your generosity at our gala event.

Click HERE to see our valued sponsors.

So Many Reasons for YOU to Celebrate with Us!

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Get your ticket NOW - full house expected!

FBE Awards - MC, Bruce Williams of Spark Strategic Group

Thursday, Feb. 8th, 5:30-8:30pm

Beach House Restaurant 5109 Cordova Bay Road


Members $55 (plus GST); Non-members $75 (plus GST)

Meal included in ticket price (dietary needs provided)


2 Course Set Menu Dinner with Dessert Buffet

First Course - Appetizer


- mixed greens, radish, cherry tomato, shredded carrots, cucumber, pumpkin seeds

and pomegranate vinaigrette

Second Course - Entree


- Roasted chicken breast stuffed with almonds, apricots, mango served with a demi-glacee and Chef's choice of vegetable and starch.

Third Course - Dessert


- key lime squares

- espresso mousse

- chocolate ganache tart

Everyone Welcome!

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Inquiries: 250-532-2402


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Our Mission

To promote the sustainability and growth of Vancouver Island business families by providing education and support through

community and shared experience.

Our Vision

We are an engaged and supportive community of vibrant Vancouver Island business families and advisors who connect, share ideas and learn from each others’

unique experiences.

Contact Us

Bernadine Rudichuk, Executive Director

T. 250-532-2402



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